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A close-up view of a sedimentary sample from Laguna Lejía in Chile. Image courtesy of Ingrid Ukstins Peate.

Clues to Climate Change History

Posted on March 15th, 2015

IIHR Associate Research Engineer Tim Mattes is part of a research team that has found clues to Earth’s climate change history in a Chilean lake.

Switchgrass has been shown to remove PCBs from contaminated soil. Photo by Robert H. Mohlenbrock, hosted by the USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA SCS. 1991. Southern wetland flora: Field office guide to plant species. South National Technical Center, Fort Worth.

Switchgrass Removes PCBs from Soil

Posted on February 24th, 2015

IIHR researchers have found a type of grass that was once a staple of the American prairie can remove soil laden with PCBs.

Tim Mattes says there is great interest in new methods to clean up PCEs and TCEs in the groundwater.

Cleaning Up Groundwater Contaminants

Posted on November 13th, 2013

IIHR Associate Research Engineer Tim Mattes is exploring the use of micro-organisms to transform vinyl chlorides in the groundwater into an environmentally benign product.

Bioremediation: Cleaning Up Groundwater

Posted on November 13th, 2013

Magic Microbes You might call Tim Mattes a magician of sorts — he may not pull a rabbit out of his hat, but he can transform known human carcinogens into a safer substance, using only naturally-occurring microbes. With funding from the National Science Foundation, the IIHR associate research engineer is exploring the use of micro-organisms […]

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