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Wednesday
January 25, 2012
7:00-8:30 PM

Schlafly Bottleworks, Maplewood, MO

Muddy Rivers, Clean Drinking Water, Beer and Sewage:
Engineering Water Quality at the Confluence

Daniel E. Giammar, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering

Moderated by: Cynthia Wichelman, M.D.



St. Louis' unique location at the confluence of two great rivers provides excellent access to water resources. Environmental engineering efforts have provided high quality drinking water for the region and can lead the way to improved water quality in local streams and rivers. We will discuss the sources of St. Louis drinking water and the technologies used to treat it. We will also discuss technologies for treating wastewater before it is discharged back to the environment. In addition to highlighting several current topics in St. Louis water quality and treatment, the presentation will also touch on several current areas of water treatment research that are not directly related to St. Louis.

Daniel Giammar is the Harold D. Jolley Career Development Associate Professor in the Department of Energy, Environmental and Chemical Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis. His research focuses on understanding chemical reactions that affect the fate and transport of heavy metals in natural and engineered aquatic systems.

Science On Tap highlighted on St. Louis Public Radio and Voice of America!

Science On Tap is a place where, for the price of a beverage, anyone can come to explore the latest ideas in science and technology. Meetings take place outside a traditional academic context, in the Crown Room at Schlafly Bottleworks.


Meetings are held on the last Wednesday of the month during the academic year, usually from 7:00 - 8:30 PM. The standard format is as follows: 20 minutes of presentation, followed by a 7 minute break for attendees to introduce themselves to each other at the table, and then an hour of discussion. Seating is limited to the first 100 people.  No reservations accepted.

Crown Room at the Schlafly Bottleworks
7260 Southwest Ave.
Maplewood, MO 63143
(314) 241-2337

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