Bay Lake, Minnesota

The Aquatic Chemistry group at UW Madison focuses on the formation and fate of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in water. These reactive species can be produced by photochemical reactions and by metal redox reactions and can lead to the transformation of aquatic pollutants. By studying these fundamental reaction mechanisms, our group aims to develop models and real world applications that can be used to improve water quality.

Group News

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28 October 2016

The Remucal group and other students from the Environmental Chemistry & Technology program were well-represented at the first Water@UW poster session. This was a great opportunity to learn about all the amazing water-related research at UW-Madison. We look forward to doing it again next year.


12 September 2016

We are pleased to announce that Devon Manley has received a National Water Research Institute Graduate Fellowship. Learn about her work on chlorine photolysis and the other 2016 NWRI Fellows here. Congrats, Devon!


10 August 2016

Our paper on the direct photolysis of lampricides is now available from Environmental Science & Technology. Nice work, Megan!


29 June 2016

Congratulations to Megan for receiving the Best Student Poster Presentation Award at the GRC on Environmental Sciences: Water for her poster on lampricide photolysis. The prize? Megan had less than 24 hours to put together a 7 minute talk to present to the entire conference. She nailed it!


17 May 2016

Christy and Devon’s review paper on “The efficacy of chlorine photolysis as an advanced oxidation process for drinking water treatment” is now available from Environmental Science: Water Research and Technology. The article was invited for the journal’s special issue on the Drinking Water Exposome and was featured on the cover. The paper is also part of the journal’s on-going emerging investigator series. Read Christy’s interview for the special series here.


14 May 2016

Jing (Juno) Li graduated with her BS in Civil and Environmental Engineering. She made great contributions on the study of the optical properties and photochemistry of DOM from the NTL LTER lakes during her time in our lab. We wish her the best as she pursues her MS at Carnegie Mellon.


4 February 2016

Congratulations to Erin Ostrem for receiving the prestigious EPA STAR Graduate Fellowship! This fellowship will support Erin’s research on the transformation of polyaromatic hydrocarbons by Aspergillus in collaboration with Dr. Jae-Hyuk Yu.


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