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
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.