Daqian Jiang will receive US$8,000 for “Electrochemically Enhanced Bioremediation for Attenuation of Arsenic, Nitrate, and Emerging Contaminants in Groundwater,” which looks at emerging contaminants and the development of remediation technologies that can be used to address current and new pollutants.

The research aims to develop a “drop-and-treat” alternative for enhanced remediation of arsenic, nitrate, and emerging contaminants in groundwater, and produce a prototype device that is an innovative solution to some long-standing and emerging challenges in groundwater remediation.

It is also among the first research projects to investigate the mechanisms of electro-biochemical remediation of arsenic, nitrate, and emerging contaminants with advanced molecular techniques, which will collect critical information needed to assess the scale-up potential of electrically enhanced bioremediation.

Address challenges

If successful, the proposed research will introduce a new category of technologies that has the potential of complementing existing technologies and addressing many emerging challenges in groundwater remediation.