U Michigan Professor to Discuss Decontamination of Polluted Groundwater

Published: Apr 27, 2006 5:43:13 PM
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Kim Hayes, director of the Environmental and Water Resources Engineering program at the University of Michigan, will speak on reduced iron sulfide systems for sequestration of metals and transformation of chlorinated pollutants from groundwater on Wednesday, May 3 at 3:30 p.m. in 111 Harbert Engineering Center. Hayes' talk is part of the Department of Civil Engineering Environmental and Water seminar. The university community is invited to attend.

Hayes' research focuses on the effects of interfacial properties on transport and transformation processes of environmental contaminants. Hayes has more than 20 years of experience in conducting experiments on the sorption of heavy metal ions and radionuclides to soil and sediment mineral constituents and for the past 15 years on organic transformation reactions under anoxic conditions. Support for this work has been provided by the Environmental Protection Agency, National Science Foundation, Department of Energy, National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences and Department of Defense.

For more information concerning this lecture, please visit the Environmental and Water Seminar webpage at http://www.eng.auburn.edu/users/clemept/ewr.html.