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Research Seminar: Application of Sewage Metrology and System Dynamics Modeling to Assess Ecological Health, Arjun K. Venkatesan, Ph.D.Campus Calendar

Thursday, February 23, 2017
11:00 am - 11:45 am

Location: 437 Baker Lab

Event Description: Arjun Krishna Venkatesan, Ph.D., Associate Research Scientist, School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment, Arizona State University

Application of Sewage Metrology and System Dynamics Modeling to Assess Ecological Health.

Arjun Venkatesan is applying as an Assistant Professor in ERE, with emphasis in ecological engineering and related fields of study. The seminar is open to the campus community; the Search Committee will solicit audience reactions and feedback to aid in the interview and selection process. CV and bio are available for review in 402 Baker Lab.
My PhD research was focused on the identification of emerging contaminants and the role of human society and the built environment in the redistribution of these potentially harmful substances in the environment. Many manmade chemicals used in consumer products are ultimately washed down the drain and are collected in municipal sewers. Efficient chemical monitoring at wastewater treatment plants thus may provide up-to-date information on chemical usage rates for epidemiological assessments.

In his current position as a research scientist, Dr. Venkatesan is applying novel hyphenated analytical techniques in the characterization of nutrients and nanoparticles in the environment to further our understanding of their occurrence and cycling in natural systems, their sources in anthropogenic impacted systems, and to inform on design strategies for environmental remediation and recovery efforts. His future research plans are aimed at applying his analytical and modeling capabilities to monitor, evaluate and improve (i) water
quality, (ii) treatment & reuse technologies, and (iii) sustainability in U.S. cities.

Douglas Daley

Sponsor: Department of Environmental Resources Engineering

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