Oil Spill Community Building Brown Bag Event - Chad Jafvert will speak today
July 30 @ 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM - MANN Hall, Room 203
The Global Sustainability Initiative is pleased to welcome our next speaking on our weekly series regarding the oil spill. Chad Jafvert is a professor of Civil Engineering and Division of Environmental and Ecological Engineering. His seminar is titled. The Environmental Chemistry of Dispersants, with emphasis on oil-water-surfactant interactions.
Professor Jafvert first became involved in research on the environmental use and fate of surfactant (i.e., dispersant) in 1989 while he was an EPA research engineer. He had published several papers on the phase distribution of chemicals between surfactant micelles and water, on the effects of anionic surfactants and counter ions on interfacial properties, and on photochemistry reactions of pollutants in aqueous surfactant solutions. His broader research interests are on chemical and physical-chemical fate processes of anthropogenic substances in natural and engineered environments. In this seminar, he will review basic structure and function of dispersants, and touch on related environmental issues related to dispersant use.
- Jill Wable