Susan J. Masten
- Human Dimensions — Water Infrastructure — Wastewater engineering and management
Education / Outreach Target Audience
- Bachelors students
- Masters / PhD students
Professor Masten's research involves the use of chemical oxidants for the remediation of soils, water, and leachates contaminated with hazardous organic chemicals. Dr. Masten has been working extensively to develop water treatment technologies that are more effective and suitable for use in decentralized water treatment systems. Over the last year, she has also begun to evaluate water treatment technologies for developing countries, and is looking at improving the ceramic water purifiers for pathogen removal. Dr. Masten, along with several other faculty members, holds a patent on a hybrid ceramic membrane filtration system. She has conducted extensive research on the use of this technology for the control of disinfection by-products, nanoparticles, bromate, and pharmaceuticals in drinking water. This process uses the nanoassembly of metal oxides on membrane surfaces.