Professor of Civil Engineering
Phone (765) 494-0316
Fax (765) 496-1107
Email blatch@ecn.purdue.edu
Office CIVL 2129
Address
  Purdue University
School of Civil Engineering
550 Stadium Mall Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2051
Education
  Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1988
M.S., University of California, Berkeley, 1983
B.S., Purdue University, 1981
Specialty Group
 
Research Interests: Physico/Chemical Processes of Environmental Engineering  

 

Photochemical Reactors (UV Disinfection, Direct Photolysis, Photocatalysis)
  • Photochemical reactor theory
  • Numerical simulations of process behavior
  • Reactor characterization methods
  • Fouling dynamics
  • Microbial responses to germicidal radiation
Chemical Disinfection Systems
  • Disinfectant chemistry
  • Disinfection by-product formation, catalysis
  • Halogen interactions with reduced nitrogen
  • Analytical methods
Water Supply
  • Water reuse
  • Water supply in developing countries
  • Sustainable water
Untitled Document

Purdue University | School of Civil Engineering | Email Webmaster