PROTECT Project 5 presents at UMass Amherst, MA

PROTECT Project 5  Associate Research Scientist Lily Rajic and trainee Shirin Hojabri presented their work at the 30th Annual International Conference on Soils, Sediments, Water, and Energy October 19-22, 2015, in Amherst, Massachusetts. This is a national conference that attracts 600-800 attendees, which includes a wide variety of representation from state and federal agencies, military, a number of industries including railroad, petroleum, transportation, utilities, the environmental engineering and consulting community and academia.

ShirinHojabri presented her work on numerical modeling of electrochemical processes, specifically predicting pH changes  during  electrochemical  treatment of contaminated groundwater with electrode polarity reversal. Polarity reversal is used to both improve the removal of contaminants from groundwater and enhance the electrodes performance.




LilyRajic gave a talk about trichiloethylene removal from simulated groundwater by utilization of bipolar electrodes mode; a cost-effective electrochemical technology that is easy to implement and maintain.