Dr. Natalie Mladenov
Civil, Construction, & Environmental Engineering
San Diego State University
As global demands on fresh water resources escalate, there are mounting pressures on natural systems and increasing needs to find sustainable solutions to address global water and sanitation challenges. My research investigates degradation of organics in anaerobic wastewater treatment and decentralized water reuse systems and applies optical spectroscopic techniques for rapid tracking of contaminants. My research also investigates sources of surface water contamination in urban environments and delves into the biogeochemical processes that influence mobility of toxic trace elements, such as arsenic. A key aspect of my research is advancing our understanding of how natural organic matter (NOM) interacts with solutes, sediments, and microorganisms to influence water quality in pristine and polluted environments.
Water reuse to promote water-energy-food sustainability
Surface water and groundwater quality
NOM-microbe-trace element interactions
PhD in Civil Engineering, University of Colorado
MS in Civil Engineering, University of Colorado
BS in Civil Engineering, University of South Florida
BA in Art, University of South Florida
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