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Oregon State Engineering Virtual Lecture: Lewis Semprini

A Treatment System for Groundwater Contamination — How Research at Oregon State University is Contributing to Sustainable and Passive Remediation Methods

Lewis Semprini
Distinguished Professor of Environmental Engineering

Oct. 1, 2020

Noon to 1 p.m. (PT)

Free and open to the public

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Contamination of groundwater by volatile organic compounds is a widespread problem throughout the United States. Complex mixtures of chlorinated solvents and emerging contaminants such as 1,4-dioxane are of increasing concern. This talk will discuss ongoing research at Oregon State University to develop more sustainable and passive remediation methods.

Professor Lewis Semprini leads the College of Engineering’s Clean and Sustainable Water Technology Initiative. He has conducted laboratory, field, and modeling studies on processes for the aerobic and anaerobic treatment of chlorinated solvents for more than 30 years, and he has been at Oregon State since 1993. He teaches courses on groundwater remediation and the fate and transport of contaminants in the environment. He received his doctorate and master’s degree from Stanford University and his bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley.


Thursday, October 1 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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