(126a) Use of Environmental Sustainability Principles to Help Solve Environmental Problems of Concern Today
AIChE Annual Meeting
Monday, November 8, 2021 - 12:30pm to 1:15pm
Recent research activities aimed toward environmental sustainability have involved: condensate recovery in air handlers; improved building energy conservation; use of green roofs combined with cistern collection and rain gardens for storm water mitigation on campus buildings; modeling of pollutants fate and transport in the Nile River tributaries; use of electrochemical sensors in storm drains to characterize storm water runoff in urban roadways; use of vertical gardening systems and community gardens to address urban food deserts; lead contamination in drinking water systems physical/chemical treatment of hazardous wastes, particularly in the area of sonication (acoustic cavitation) and photocatalysts to treat organic contaminants; and waste plastics in the marine environment. Highlights of several of these research topics will be described in the context of environmental sustainability.