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Environmental Engineering

Research in the environmental area of Civil Engineering at Stony Brook University focuses on understanding the fate and transport of pollutants in natural environments, developing new treatment technology, and examining the sustainability and resiliency of water and wastewater treatment processes. Current areas of research include: predicting the fate and transport of manufactured nanomaterials, cyanotoxins, and other “emerging” contaminants in groundwater, lakes, oceans, and water treatment plants; developing novel membrane treatment systems and membrane cleaning approaches; determining the vulnerability of the public to cyanotoxins in finished drinking water; assessing the resiliency of water and wastewater infrastructure; and understanding the environmental implications of energy extraction and electricity production.  Faculty in Civil Engineering are also actively involved in the newly established NYS Center for Clean Water Technology focused on developing the next generation of on-site wastewater treatment systems.

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