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EWC Seminar 12/01 : Ezra Cates
December 1, 2017 @ 12:50 pm - 1:40 pm
Our EWC seminar on this Friday, Dec 1, will feature Dr. Ezra Cates from Clemson University. He will discuss “Radiation-based Processes and Materials for Advanced Water Treatment Technologies.” An abstract is included below. Please join us in Mann 304 from 12:50-1:40pm.
Title: Radiation-based Processes and Materials for Advanced Water Treatment Technologies
Abstract: As a tool for selective chemical transformations, the electromagnetic spectrum offers a wide range of wavelengths and various forms of light-matter interactions. Ultraviolet irradiation, for example, has become a widespread means of pathogen inactivation and contaminant degradation in the water treatment field. The Cates Lab explores new applications of radiation for water treatment technologies, and seeks to develop advanced materials that aid in the production and manipulation of photon energy. Topics will include: emerging applications of X-ray irradiation, including radioluminescence membrane biofouling control and radiocatalytic materials; and advances in UV photocatalysts for degradation of perfluoroalkyl contaminants.