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Robert Peters

Dr. Robert W. Peters is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and a registered professional engineer. Prior to joining UAB in 2001, he managed the Soil and Groundwater Treatability Laboratory at Argonne National Laboratory. He received his B.S.Ch.E. from Northwestern University and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Iowa State University. He joined the Environmental Division in 1980 and has served the Division as an elected official for more than 27 years. He is an AIChE Fellow and recipient of the Environmental Division Service Award. He has more than 90 refereed publications and 25 published book chapters. His recent research has focused on topics such as condensate recovery in air handlers; improved building energy conservation; use of green roofs combined with rain collection for storm water mitigation; modeling of pollutant fate and transport in the Nile River tributaries; use of electrochemical sensors to characterize storm water runoff in urban roadways; use of vertical gardening systems and community gardens to address urban food deserts; physical/chemical treatment of hazardous wastes, particularly in the area of sonication and photocatalysts to treat organic contaminants; and waste plastics in the marine environment.