Liquid-phase plasma discharge technology has gained significant research interest in environmental and agricultural applications in recent years as it brings in new opportunities in water disinfection, environmental remediation, material processing, food processing, and plant growth stimulation. In this presentation, background information about liquid-phase plasma discharge and an innovative continuous-flow liquid-phase plasma discharge (CLPD) process will be introduced for environmental applications. Research results on CLPD applications from several federal funded projects as well as my research plan for maintaining a sustainable and externally wellfunded research program at Stevens will be discussed. In addition, a brief teaching plan will also be presented.
Dr. Sarah Wu joined the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering as a tenure-track assistant professor in August 2016. Dr. Wu has training in Environmental and Biological Engineering with research experience covering a wide range of topics in advanced technologies to treat water and wastewaters for disinfection, degradation and mineralization of emerging contaminants, production of value-added biofuel and chemicals, and nutrient recovery. Sarah’s current research interests include design, evaluation, development, improvement and application of nonthermal plasma, electrochemical, and biochemical processes for environmental remediation, green chemistry, renewable energy, nutrient recovery, and food processing.
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