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Locally Enhanced Electric Field Treatment (LEEFT) for Disinfection
Wednesday, October 05, 2022, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM EST
Category: AAEES Webinar Series

Locally Enhanced Electric Field Treatment (LEEFT) for Disinfection

Webinar Info

Webinar Speaker

Date: Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Time: 12:00 pm Eastern | 9:00 am Pacific

Registration Fees:
FREE for Board Certified Individuals, AAEES Members, and Student Members
$40 for non-members

 Xing Xie

Xing Xie, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor and Carlton S. Wilder Junior Professor
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Georgia Institute of Technology

Webinar Summary

Water is a basic human need. Nevertheless, more than 10% of the world’s population lacks access to safe drinking water. An effective water disinfection method is still not readily accessible to these people. In developed urban areas, water is typically disinfected in a centralized facility through chlorine-based methods that inevitably generates harmful disinfection byproducts. In addition, current water disinfection systems are vulnerable to natural disasters. Next-generation water disinfection should minimize the use of chemicals, the consumption of energy, and the impact on the environment, while having high resilience for different application scenarios. The recently developed water disinfection approach based on locally enhanced electric field treatment (LEEFT) has a great potential to transform current water disinfection strategies and systems. The LEEFT is a physical treatment process that aims to utilize a strong electric field to disrupt cell membranes and thus inactivate pathogens. LEEFT can potentially be applicable at all scales, from portable devices to point-of-use household units and from distributed community-scale treatment clusters to centralized treatment plants. This talk will cover the recent progress on the development of the LEEFT technology.

About the Presenter

Dr. Xing Xie is an assistant professor and the Carlton S. Wilder Junior Professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Dr. Xie’s research interests center around the applications of environmental biotechnology and materials science at the nexus of water and energy. He has worked on many projects related to water treatment and reuse, pollutant detection and quantification, and energy and resource recovery.

Webinar Format

This will be an interactive session with "live chat" capability. The session is open to environmental engineering and science professionals across all sectors and career stages. Our objective is to offer special insights on leading edge solutions for graduate and undergraduate students as well as early to mid-career environmental professionals who are considering specialty certification.

AAEES Board Certified Individuals: Attend this event and earn 1.5 PDHs towards your PDH requirements for maintaining your specialty certification.

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