The San Diego River during low flow has stagnant pools harboring diverse microbial and algal communitiesCheck 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)
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.
SAN DIEGO RIVER WATER QUALITY
Concentrations and loadings of anthropogenic contaminants during storm events in the San Diego River and its tributary, Pinongcos et al. (2019), presented at the ACS Summer Conference.
San Diego River Water Quality, SDRC Project Website
IN THE NEWS
WIRLab is recruiting MS students for new research projects
Fed Pinongcos awarded the Scholarship. Congratulations Fed!
Clack et al. paper on bacteria transferred to duckweed in wastewater polishing ponds is published in Bioresource Technology Reports
Steinberg presents poster on CECs in US and South Africa wastewater at the WateReuse Conference, San Diego
Mladenov presents to the CHEM Business division on decentralized water reuse at ACS San Diego
Steinberg presents about non-targeted analysis collaboration and Pinongcos presents poster on anthropogenic contaminants in the San Diego River at ACS, San Diego
June/July 2019 Congratulations WIRLab Grad Students!