Francis DiGiano


Professor Emeritus 
Environmental Sciences & Engineering

Francis DiGiano’s Biosketch 
REACH NC (Collexis) Research Profile


11 Rosenau Hall 
135 Dauer Drive 
Campus Box 7431 
Chapel Hill 27599 
T: 919-542-0829 
F: 919-966-7911


1964  University of Massachusetts Amherst  BS, Civil Engineering

1965  Tufts University  MS, Civil (Sanitary) Engineering

1969  University of Michigan  PhD, Sanitary and Water Resources Engineering

Key Publications

Carrico, B.A.., F.A. DiGiano, N.G.. Love, P. Vikesland, K. Chandran, M. Fisk. and A. Zaklikowski. (2008) 
Effectiveness of switching disinfectants for nitrification control
Jour. American Water Works Assoc.: vol.101 (10), p.104-115. Elliott, M.A., Stauber, C.E., Koksal, F.A. DiGiano, and M.D. Sobsey (2008) 
Reductions of E. coli, echovirus type 12 and bacteriophages in an intermittently operated household-scale slow sand filter.

DiGiano, F.A., C. Weaver and D.A. Okun (2009) 
Benefits of shifting fire protection to reclaimed water
Jour. American Water Works Assoc.: vol.101 (2), p.65-74.

Water Research: vol.42 (10-11), p.2662-2670. Kim, J.H., F.A. DiGiano and R.D. Reardon (2008) 
Autopsy of high-pressure membranes to compare effectiveness of MF and UF pretreatment in water reclamation
Water Research: vol.42 (3), p.697-706.

Westbrook, A. and F.A. DiGiano (2009) 
Rate of chloramine decay at pipe surfaces
Jour. American Water Works Assoc.: vol.101 (7), p.59-70.