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Microplastic Removal During Drinking Water Treatment

January 24, 2024 – New research from Ohio Sea Grant, Stone Lab and the Harmful Algal Bloom Research Initiative

NOTE This event occurs in the past
  • Time:Jan 24 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm, 2024
  • Event Organizer:Jill Jentes Banicki | Contact Host
  • Event Category:Webinars | Show Similar

The presence of microplastics in Lake Erie continues to be a growing concern, with recent research showing that the tiny plastic particles are abundant throughout the lake and that they pose potential risks to human health and the environment.

Since Lake Erie is an important drinking water source for many in Ohio and elsewhere, one question to address is how effective current water treatment processes are in removing microplastics. New research by The Ohio State University’s John Lenhart and his research group is investigating this question in order to determine how effectively certain water treatment processes are in removing microplastics and whether certain configurations are better than others when it comes to microplastics removal.

About the Speaker

John Lenhart
John Lenhart College of Engineering, The Ohio State University

Dr. John Lenhart John J. Lenhart is a Professor of Environmental Engineering and Associate Chair in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geodetic Engineering. He is also the Co-Director of the Ohio Water Resources Center. He received his Ph.D. in Environmental Science and Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines in 1997. He followed that with a National Research Council postdoctoral fellowship at the United States Geological Survey and a second postdoctoral position at Yale University. He joined the faculty at Ohio State In 2003. His research interests are in environmental aquatic chemistry and he has authored or co-authored more than 100 publications and is the recipient of an NSF CAREER Award.

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