Virus quantification and mitigation

Virus quantification and mitigation

Nutrient recovery

Nutrient recovery

Physicochemical drinking water treat

Physicochemical drinking water treat

Physicochemical drinking water treat

Physicochemical drinking water treat

Advanced oxidation processes

Advanced oxidation processes

ENVIRONMENTAL
ENGINEERING

Research Focus

The Mayer Lab Group in the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering at Marquette University is directed by Assistant Professor Brooke Mayer, Ph.D., P.E. The group focuses on the design and assessment of more sustainable water and wastewater treatment technologies that are able to simultaneously mitigate the risks posed by microbial and chemical contaminants. 

Specific Research Foci
  • Removal and disinfection of emerging microbial pathogens

  • Detection and quantification of infectious waterborne viruses

  • Advanced physicochemical coagulation processes

  • Mitigation of disinfection byproduct formation

  • Advanced oxidation processes targeting simultaneous destruction of microbial and chemical contaminants

  • Nutrient recovery

News Update

April 8, 2016

The journal article “Virus mitigation by coagulation: recent discoveries and future directions" by Joe Heffron and Dr. Mayer has been accepted for publication in Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology.

 

April 5, 2016

Yiran Tong presented her work “Biosolids as a resource: Using biochar derived from pyrolyzed biosolids to remove trace organic contaminants” at the Water Environment Federation's Residuals and Biosolids Conference in Milwaukee, WI. Yiran's work will also be published in the conference proceedings.

 

March 4, 2016

Dr. Mayer has received an Early Career Development award (CAREER) from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for the project entitled “CAREER: Harnessing the Power of the Phosphate-Binding Protein PstS to Recover Phosphorus”.

 

February 9, 2016

The journal article “Recovery of agricultural nutrients from biorefineries” by Drs. Carey, Yang, McNamara, and Mayer has been accepted for publication in Bioresource Technology.