Newark is the latest American city dealing with a water crisis and what to do about it. Raphael Rodrigues, a lecturer in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, is an expert in the area of water treatment technologies.
Rodrigues has spent his research career focused on ways to purify water, specifically wastewater, for reuse. His work has centered on advanced systems that combine chemical and physical approaches to purification including chemical oxidation, membrane separation, and adsorption technologies, among others.
Rodrigues is available to talk about novel approaches that can be used to deal with a water contamination challenges, such as those experienced in Newark, Flint, and other cities around the world.