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Non-point source pollutants are the leading cause of water quality degradation. Our research focuses on the biotransformation mechanisms (e.g., plants, bacteria, fungi) of trace organic contaminants to create natural systems-based treatment technologies that improve water quality. Understanding of pollutant transformation processes facilitates low-energy engineered natural treatment systems that are reliable, robust, and resilient. Examples include understanding the fate and transformation of contaminants in stormwater and the use of bioretention systems to capture and degrade pollutants.

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Water connects us all. (photo: LeFevre)

Last modified on September 7th, 2016
Posted on March 10th, 2016