Teaching in Fall 2021

1.     CE 475 Water Quality Chemistry (undergraduate and graduate) (4 credit)

2.     ENVE 430 Sustainable Engineering (undergraduate and graduate), 2 sections (6 credit)

3.     EPC 590 Colloquium (graduate) (1 credit)

4.     CE 590 Colloquium (graduate) (1 credit)

Teaching in Spring 2021

1.     ENVE 430 Sustainable Engineering (undergraduate and graduate), 2 sections (6 credit)

2.     CE 571 Physical-Chemical Treatment Processes (graduate) (3 credits)

3.     ENVE 591 Research Methods in Environmental Engineering (graduate) (1 credits)

PROJECTS FUNDED:

1.      US EPA: Small Public Water Systems Technology Assistance Center, $4,000,000, 1998-2009, PI and Co-PI (with Dr. Charles A Cole and Alison Shuler).

2.      PA DEP: Cooperative Agreement for Operation and Maintenance of the PSH Environmental (drinking water) Training Center, $2,000,000, 1998-2009, PI and Co-PI (with Dr. Charles A. Cole and Alison Shuler).

3.      Penn State Harrisburg: Instrumental Grants, $22,541, 1999-2000, PI

4.      Penn State University Physical Plant: Wastewater Treatment and Reuse, $120,000, 2001-2008

5.      American Water Works Association Research Foundation: Haloacetic Acid Removal Using Granular Activated Carbon, $201,378, 2001-2003, PI

6.      Pennsylvania Water Resource Research Center: Water Reuse: Using Crumb Rubber for Wastewater Filtration, $15,000, 2002-2003, PI

7.      Kleinschmidt--Energy & Water Resource Consultants: Hydrogen Sulfide Removal at the Lake Wallenpaupack Project, $12,550, 2002-2002, PI

8.      Penn State Environmental Consortium: Graduate Assistantships, $150,000, 2001-2004, Co-PI (with Dr. Katherine Baker).

9.      Pennsylvania Water Resource Research Center: Using Crumb Rubber Filtration for Ballast Water Treatment, $15,000, 2003-2004, PI

10.  NOAA: A Pilot-Scale Study on Crumb Rubber Filtration for Ballast Water Treatment, $179,938, 2004-2006, PI (with Dr. Michael Butkus, United States Military Academy).

11.  American Water Works Association Research Foundation: Haloacetic Acid Removal Using Granular Activated Carbon, $400,000, 2006-2008, Co-PI (with Drs. Raymond Hozalski at University of Minnesota, Anne Camper at Montana State University, Simon Parsons at Cranfield University, and Timothy LaPara at University of Minnesota)

12.  American Water Works Association, The “Other” Inorganics of Today and Tomorrow, $20,000, 2007, PI

13.  Penn State University Physical Plant: Wastewater Treatment and Reuse, $360,000, 2009-2017, PI (with Dr. Yen-chih Chen)

14.  Pennsylvania Water Resource Research Center (USGS): Impacts of Shale Gas Produced Water on Disinfection Byproduct Formation in Water Utilities, $21,991, 2017-2018, PI

RESEARCH FACILITIES:

  1. Agilent 6890N Gas Chromatograph and Agilent 5973 Mass Selective Detector
  2. HP 6890 Gas Chromatograph with an Autosampler
  3. HP 8453 UV/Visible Spectroscopy
  4. OI Analytical 1010 Total Organic Carbon Analyzer
  5. Waters Quanta 4000 Capillary Ion Electrophoresis
  6. Dorman DC-190 TOC Analyzer
  7. Atomic Adsorption Spectroscopy (Flame and Graphite Furnace)
  8. Inductively Coupled Plasma Spectroscopy
  9. Two gpm conventional drinking water treatment pilot plant (in house)

Courses Taught:

  1. CE571 Physical Chemical Treatment Processes (graduate)
  2. CHEM301 Environmental Chemistry and Analysis (undergraduate)
  3. CE475 Water Chemistry and Analysis (undergraduate and graduate)
  4. C E 476 Solid and Hazardous Wastes (undergraduate and graduate)
  5. CE570 Environmental Aquatic Chemistry (graduate)
  6. ENVE 411 Water Supply and Pollution Control (undergraduate and graduate)
  7. ENVE 430 Sustainable Engineering (undergraduate and graduate)
  8. ENVE 497B Instrumental Methods for Environmental Analyses (undergraduate)
  9. CE577 Water Plant Design (graduate)      
  10. ENVE 425 Hazardous Waste Management (undergraduate)
  11. BioSci 3 Environmental Science (undergraduate)
  12. ENVE413 Operation and Control of Treatment System (undergraduate)
  13. ENVE441 Water Treatment Plant Operation and Design (undergraduate)
  14. CE 575 Industrial Waste Management (graduate)
  15. CE472W Environmental Engineering Capstone Design (undergraduate)
  16. EPC 590 Colloquium (graduate)
  17. ENVE 591 Research Methods in Environmental Engineering (graduate)
  18. C E 592 Environmental Engineering & Science Topics (graduate)   

BOOKs PUBLISHED

1.      Disinfection Byproducts in Drinking Water Treatment: Formation, Analysis and Control, Lewis Publishers, 2004

2.      Disinfection By-Products in Drinking Water: Occurrence, Formation, Health Effects and Control, Karanfil, Krasner, Westerhoff, and Xie (Eds), Oxford University Press, 2008.

3.      Recent Advances in Disinfection Byproducts, Karanfil, Mitch, Westerhoff & Xie (Eds), American Chemical Society, 2015

CURRENT RESEARCH INTERESTS:

·         Formation and control of disinfection by-products in drinking water

·         Analysis and control of emerging contaminants in drinking water

·         Water and wastewater disinfection

·         Physical, chemical, and biological processes in water treatment

·         Environmental Analysis

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