The San Diego River during low flowCheck out Lauren and Fed's outreach video!
Stephanie and Lauren install outside-in hollow fiber membrane for NSF project on transformation of chemicals of emerging concern in water reuse systems
The Water Innovation and Reuse Lab (WIRLAB) Department of Civil Construction & Environmental Engineering San Diego State University
WIRLab trains and mentors undergraduate and graduate students from diverse groups to take on environmental challenges in water scarce environments by conducting research on sustainable water and sanitation technologies and biogeochemical processes in natural and engineered systems. Current projects investigate the transformation and persistence of emerging chemicals in anaerobic and aerobic decentralized water reuse systems, sources of anthropogenic contaminants in urban rivers, water quality response to stream restoration, and rapid fluorescence-based tracking of organic contaminants in source waters, streams, and groundwater.
Mendoza et al. paper on fluorescence tracking of sewage inputs to rivers accepted in Science of the Total Environment!
Denise Garcia awarded Women In Engineering Award at the SDSU Student Research Symposium (SRS) for her poster presentation, "Performance Evaluation of a Decentralized Wastewater Treatment Plant in Tijuana, B.C."
Garcia, Pinongcos, Rocha, Gil, and Aponte all presented their research at SRS. Great job everyone!
Sanchez et al. paper on fluorescent compounds retained by ultrafiltration membranes accepted by Journal of Membrane Science!
Gearing up for storm sampling and intense experimental work with lab-scale membrane bioreactors in 2020!
WIRLab has been renovated... well, repainted at least! Check out our new look!