Environmental Engineering News & Events

New technology uses solar UV to disinfect drinking water
Posted: November 9, 2011
A team of Purdue University researchers has invented a prototype water-disinfection system that could help the world's 800 million people who lack safe drinking water.
Prof. Chip Blatchley
Jafvert Presents Inaugural Valentine Distinguished Lecture
Posted: November 1, 2011
Prof. Chad Jafvert was the first recipient of the inaugural Richard L. Valentine Distinguished Award and Lecture, held Friday, Oct. 28th at the University of Iowa.
Prof. Chad Jafvert
Purdue students improving water quality in rural Colombia
Posted: June 27, 2011
Purdue University students are improving the quality of drinking water for rural Colombians through the university's Global Engineering Program in a project sponsored by Kimberly-Clark Corp.
Purdue students improving water quality in rural Colombia
Prof. Banks receives ASCE Award
Posted: April 5, 2011
Dr. Kathy Banks has been awarded the 2011 ASCE Margaret Petersen Outstanding Woman of the Year Award. This award is presented annually to a female member of ASCE who has demonstrated exemplary service to the water resources and environmental community.
Dr. Kathy Banks
Lee A. Rieth Distinguished Lecture
Posted: November 5, 2010
Dr. Martin Doyle of the Univ. of North Carolina will present two lectures: "America's Rivers & the American Experiment" on Mon 11/15, and "Bringing Ecosystem Services to the Market" on Tues 11/16.
Congratulations 2010 Rudolph Hering Medal Recipients
Posted: February 15, 2010
The 2010 Rudolph Hering Medal has been awarded to Kathy Banks, Sybil Sharvelle, Mazdak Arabi, and Eric McLamore for the paper "Model Development for Biotrickling Filter Treatment of Graywater Simulant and Waste Gas: I."
Manufactured Buckyballs don't harm microbes that clean the environment
Posted: April 9, 2008
Even large amounts of manufactured nanoparticles, also known as Buckyballs, don't faze microscopic organisms that are charged with cleaning up the environment, according to Purdue University researchers.
CE and ME undergraduate students contribute to a new water system in Puerto Rico
Posted: February 9, 2007
Civil and mechanical engineering undergraduates are teaming with students from University Puerto Rico Mayagüez to develop a new water system for a rural community in Puerto Rico.
Purdue professors, city developers and industries collaborate to aid in critical energy project
Posted: February 9, 2007
On January 24, 2007 U.S. Senator Dick Lugar welcomed the collaboration of Purdue University, Clinton County, the city of Frankfort, Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM), and Indiana Clean Energy LLC (ICE) to produce methane for conversion to electricity. Senator Lugar's announcement praised the contribution to helping achieve energy independence and economic development. Professor Ron F. Turco, Agronomy, and Professor Loring F. Nies, Civil Engineering, are part of the Purdue team assisting in this project.
Civil professor plays lead role to improve Wabash River water quality
Posted: December 19, 2006
Professor Chad T. Jafvert will team up with Agriculture and Biological Engineering researchers in a project that will place sensors on the Davis Ferry Bridge to learn the nature of pollutants in the Wabash River.
Wabash River

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