UNC Superfund Research Program News

Don't judge water by its clarity

Mikayla Armstrong, UNC-Chapel Hill, Department of Environmental Science and Engineering Graduate trainee, UNC SRP Project 5 In 2020, Consumer Reports detected high levels of arsenic in several brands of bottled water. Their reporting highlighted an interesting (and concerning) aspect of water quality—clear and seemingly clean water can be deceptively contaminated.   Even when water is clear,... Read more »

UNC SRP Trainee highlighted for multidisciplinary expertise

  Royster Fellow, SRP trainee, and doctoral student Riley Vickers is bringing his expertise to a multidisciplinary team developing new water purification filters. His dissertation aims to improve synthetic membranes for water treatment using molecular-scale modeling. Click here to read full article

Where water filters meet computer modeling: Developing molecular simulations to improve in-home filtration systems

UNC SRP’s Project 5 is focused on identifying ways membrane systems can be better designed and implemented to improve arsenic removal and disposal methods. “Clarifying the fundamental mechanisms required for a membrane to separate arsenic from water is integral to designing new membranes that improve membrane treatment outcomes,” according to Orlando Coronell, PhD, Project 5... Read more »