Scientists at the Center for Clean Water and Sustainable Technologies (CCWST) are working to develop methods for measuring, characterizing, and mitigating water contaminants. By applying scientific and technological processes to various problems in the global water crisis, CCWST is finding sustainable solutions for providing clean water for people around the world.
Center for Clean Water and Sustainable Technologies
Solutions through Education and Collaboration
CCWST scientists are investigating ways to assess water contaminants and developing materials such as composite iron matrix as a novel water filter media. Physicochemical methods and molecular technologies are also being investigated to make potable water. Coursework available through the chemistry department trains future scientists in these methods and CCWST’ disseminate their findings through professional and public media. Scientists at CCWST collaborate with local and international researchers to strengthen their research in solving this overwhelming humanitarian problem.
Research into Problem-Solving Methods
Determining the causes and mitigating the effects of water contamination are a major focus for CCWST. Among the many targets of the scientists’ research are these problem-solving experiments :
Material development for sustainable water filters. These are already in use in Bangladesh, Nepal and India.
Developing high throughput methods for measuring arsenic and other toxic species in water.
Investigating and monitoring pesticides in rivers and lakes through chemistry, hydrology, and ecotoxicology
Investigating the efficacy of palygorskite minerals in treating water runoff pollution at its source
To learn more about CCWST’s research and related environmental chemistry programs please contact Abul Hussam.