When foul-tasting and potentially toxic water reaches Missouri residents, water utility supervisors know who to call: Dr. Honglan Shi. [Read more…]
Ariel Donovan, a graduate student in chemistry at Missouri University of Science and Technology, recently earned two awards at the Water Quality and Technology Conference, an international conference of the American Water Works Association, for her research into the removal of nanoparticles during drinking water treatment processes.
The growing use of nanoparticles in consumer projects has raised concerns about their adverse effects on human health and the environment. A new technology being tested at Missouri University of Science and Technology could improve the field of study by giving researchers a tool to quickly measure a wide range of characteristics and detect trace levels of nanoparticles.