CBE Seminar: Use of Biomineralization in Remediation Applications presented by Dr. Ellen Lauchnor
- Thursday, March 12, 2020 from 4:10pm to 5:00pm
- Linfield Hall, 301 - view map
Dr. Ellen Lauchnor is an assistant professor of civil & environmental engineering at Montana State University in the CBE. Dr. Lauchnor’s research interests include biofilms in wastewater treatment and biological nitrogen removal, the impact of emerging contaminants on wastewater treatment processes, the fundamentals and applications of microbially induced mineral formation, and the reactive transport in biofilm systems. Ellen’s talk will focus on her research exploring the application of microbial processes, primarily biomineralization, for potential remediation of mining waste. She will discuss the results of a first study utilizing bacterially driven mineral formation to reduce problematic leaching of metals and acid from mine tailings and waste rock, collected from a Superfund site in Central Montana.
If you would like to meet with Ellen please email her at [email protected]
If you have feedback or a speaker suggestion for the CBE Seminar Series, please contact the organizing committee: Reha Abbasi, Arda Akyel, Sobia Anjum, Brian Pettygrove, Shawna Pratt and Kristen Brileya.