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Reimagining Wastewater: Making Pollution Obsolete with William Tarpeh ’12

Event Date: 
Friday, October 22, 2021 - 3:15pm to 4:15pm
What happens to wastewater from our showers, toilets and laundry? Are we simply throwing out a valuable resource? Professor Tarpeh envisions novel approaches to recover valuable chemicals present in this water. His lab develops tools to turn wastewater into fertilizers, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve sanitation in the developing world.
 
William Tarpeh, ’12, assistant professor of chemical engineering, by courtesy, of civil and environmental engineering, and center fellow, by courtesy, at the Woods Institute for the Environment
 
Professor Tarpeh develops and evaluates novel approaches to resource recovery from “waste” waters at several synergistic scales: molecular mechanisms of chemical transport and transformation, novel unit processes that increase resource efficiency, and systems-level assessments that identify optimization opportunities. He has been given several honors and awards including being recognized in Forbes30 under 30: Science Category and The Root’s List of 100 Influential African-Americans.
 
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Admission for Classes Without Quizzes and Tours is included in the daily and all-access passes. They are all first-come, first-served, please arrive early to guarantee a spot. Capacity: 587