Members of CARE are Acadia faculty from the Chemistry, Environmental Science and Engineering, including Drs. John Murimboh, Nelson O’Driscoll, Jennie Rand and Anthony Tong. Expertise within the group includes mercury contamination and biogeochemistry, environmental contaminants, trace analysis of organic contaminants, membrane bioreactor technology, trace metal reactivity and toxicity, chemical speciation, disinfection and treatment strategies for water, and water quality.
Areas of Research:
- Mercury speciation and bioaccumulation in ecosystems
- Carbon dynamics and effects of ultraviolet radiation
- Occurrence and fate of pharmaceuticals, pesticides and petroleum hydrocarbons
- Wastewater quality assessment and treatment
- Inactivation of microbial pathogens in drinking water
- Disinfection by-products
- Metal speciation and bioavailability in soils
- Development of novel in situ techniques and methods for chemical speciation
CARE has received external funding from multiple provincial and national agencies, including NSERC, CFI and Ducks Unlimited. Approximately $730,000 in funding allows for the supervision of eight undergraduate and five graduate students every year.
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