Passive Water Treatment Solutions for Surface Water Contamination


Date: Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Time: 12-2:45 p.m
Location: Toronto Plaza Hotel
Cost: $30


Synthetic chemicals including pesticides, pharmaceuticals and personal care products are part of our everyday life. Unfortunately, many end up in our wastewater and ultimately in natural aquatic environments.

Join us for lunch on Wednesday, February 8 to hear Professor Passeport present a few examples of passive water treatment systems such as constructed wetlands, algal ponds and bioretention cells and how they are used to buffer the transport of synthetic chemicals to urban, agricultural and industrial environments.

Guest Speaker

Elodie Passeport portraitProfessor Elodie Passeport (CivE, ChemE)
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Elodie Passeport (CivE, ChemE) is an assistant professor at the University of Toronto, and Tier II Canada Research Chair in Environmental Engineering and Stable Isotopes. Passeport is cross-appointed in the Departments of Civil Engineering and Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry. She completed her PhD at AgroParisTech and Irstea in France, and then moved to UC-Berkeley for a postdoc in the Plant and Microbial Biology department, and then to the University of Toronto for a second postdoc in the Department of Earth Sciences.

Her research group studies the fate and removal of contaminants from water, in natural and engineered environments, such as groundwater, bioretention cells and constructed wetlands. Her research is experimental and involves lab and field studies, and the development of analytical methods to determine concentrations and stable isotope signatures of organic contaminants.

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