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Seminar Series

What’s New: Every week the Center for Clean Water Technology team meets to review research projects. The Center is opening a selection of those meetings to the public via Zoom on select Mondays at 11:30 AM. 

Why Join Us: Contamination of ground and surface waters on Long Island is accelerating  and marked by the devastation of the ecosystems in some of Long Island’s beautiful bays and estuaries. Contamination of drinking water wells with, as yet, unregulated compounds, presents real concern. Technology holds the promise to solve some of these types of problems and we are accelerating the pace of innovation in full water lifecycle technology.  

What to Expect: There will be a 30-45 minute presentation on one of the Center's many research projects followed by feedback from the Center's diverse group of faculty collaborators and researchers and a Q&A from meeting participants. 

How to Join:  Join the seminar series by clicking HERE for our Zoom meeting. Seminar presentations will be recorded and available for viewing via the links below. 

Meeting ID: 962 7883 7912 

Password: 830030

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PIE Credits: The Center is now offering one (1) professional development hour through the  Practicing Institute of Engineering for seminar participation. Participants requesting certification of course completion must attend the full seminar and send name, email and mailing address to .


Upcoming Presentations

September 12, 2022 - TBD

December 5, 2022 - TBD



May 2, 2022 - Nanocellulose Extraction from Diverse Biomass Feedstocks for Sustainable Water Purification, Dr. Benjamin Hsiao

January 3, 2022 -  Treatment of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances: Current Status and Challenges, Dr. Arjun Venkatesan

November 1, 2021 - Treatment of Legacy Groundwater Nitrogen with Permeable Reactive Barriers to Mitigate Coastal Ocean Eutrophication, Dr. Nils Volkenborn

October 4, 2021 - Treatment of PFAS and 1,4-Dioxane Using Electron Beam Technology, Mr. Kaushik Londhe

September 13, 2021 - Drinking Water Contaminants and Bladder Cancer: A Case-Control Study, Dr. Jaymie R. Meliker

June 7, 2021 - State of the Center, Dr. Christopher Gobler

May 3, 2021 - Tackling the Complexity of PFAS Mixtures: From Environmental Contamination to Human Exposure , Dr. Carrie McDonough

April 5, 2021 - Introduction to Wastewater-Based Epidemiology and its Application to Track the Prevalence of COVID-19 in Communities, Dr. Christopher Gobler & Dr. Arjun Venkatesan

March 1, 2021 -   Nitrogen Sensor for In-Situ and Real-Time Monitoring Nitrate/Nitrite and Ammonium in Wastewater, Dr. Qingzhi Zhu

February 1, 2021 - Impact of Legacy Nitrogen on Nutrient Removal for Onsite Wastewater Treatment, Dr. Xinwei Mao

January 4, 2021 -  Occurrence and Fate of Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products in NRBs, Ms. Patricia Clyde

December 7, 2020 - Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Testing Facility at the NYS Center for Clean Water Technology: Challenges in Detection and Water Treatment, Dr. Cheng-Shiuan Lee

November 2, 2020 - Next Generation of Nitrogen Removing Biofilters, Mr. Frank M. Russo, P.E. & Mr. Siwei Chen

October 5, 2020 - Evaluating Nitrogen Transformations in Constructed Wetlands for Wastewater Treatment, Ms. Samantha Nyer

September 14, 2020 - Bulkhead Permeable Reactive Barriers for Groundwater Nitrate Remediation, Ms. Molly Graffam

August 3, 2020 - Opening the Microbial “Black-Box” of Wastewater Treatment, Ms. Kylie Langlois & Dr. Mian Wang

July 6, 2020 - Alternative Treatment Technologies to Mitigate 1,4-Dioxane Contamination in the Long Island Water Cycle, Dr. Arjun Venkatesan

June 1, 2020 - Optimizing the Design of Non-proprietary Nitrogen Removing Biofilters (NRBs) to Solve the Onsite Septic System Crisis on Long Island, Dr. Stuart Waugh & Ms. Caitlin Asato

May 4, 2020 - The New York State Center for Clean Water Technology: Innovating Solutions to Protect Our Most Vital Resource, Dr. Christopher Gobler