Students with interests in engineering and chemistry are welcome to participate in this project to enable safe and efficient wastewater reuse through disinfection and membrane technology.
Reuse of wastewater is one of the most important strategies to tackle the global water shortage. Disinfection (e.g., chlorination) and membrane technology (e.g., reverse osmosis) both play crucial roles in the treatment of wastewater for reuse. However, there has been limited effort to optimize these two treatment processes simultaneously to maximize system efficiency. In this project, laboratory-based research activities will support the identification of novel disinfectants with high disinfection efficiency and membrane compatibility. Participating students will be guided to study cutting-edge research literature, use advanced analytical instrument, and conduct bench-scale disinfection and membrane experiments. Students will work closely with faculty and graduate student mentors and receive regular feedback for each milestone of the project.
The project outcomes will be summarized in a written report and a public presentation, including the research motivation, methodology, and major findings.
|Length of commitment||About a semester (3-5 months) |
|Start time ||Anytime |
|In-person, remote, or hybrid? ||In-person|
|Level of collaboration ||Individual student project |
|Who is eligible||All undergraduate students who have completed general chemistry, UB EHS Laboratory Safety Training. Engineering background encouraged but not required. |
Once you begin the digital badge series, you will have access to all the necessary activities and instructions. Your mentor has indicated they would like you to also complete the specific preparation activities below. Please reference this when you get to Step 2 of the Preparation Phase.
Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering