Yongsheng Chen

Bonnie W. and Charles W. Moorman IV Professor
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Daniel Environmental Engineering Laboratory
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Dr. Yongsheng Chen joined School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology in 2009. Dr. Chen has served as principal and co-principal investigator on grants totaling about $10 million. He has also published more than 100 peer-reviewed journal papers.


The potential environmental applications of nanotechnology, including synthesizing novel nanomaterials for removal of contaminants from different media and monitoring environmental pollutants , Environmental implications of nanotechnology addressing potentially adverse impacts of nanomaterials, especially the fate, transport, transformation, bioaccumulation, and toxicity of nanomaterials in the environment , Urban sustainability, including water/energy use efficiency and sustainable biofuels, focusing on algae related biofuel downstream issues

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New Water Treatment Approach Helps to Avoid Harmful Chemicals

12 September 2023

The water coming out of your faucet is safe to drink, but that doesn’t mean it’s completely clean. Chlorine has long been the standard for water treatment, but it often contains trace levels of disinfection byproducts and unknown contaminants. Georgia Institute of Technology researchers developed the minus approach to handle these harmful byproducts.