Water treatment methods may unintentionally generate harmful chemicals

May 08, 2018
Headshot of Dan Nomura

Associate Professor Dan Nomura.

Public water quality has received a lot of attention in recent years as some disturbing discoveries have been made regarding lead levels in cities across the country. New research, co-authored by associate professor Dan Nomura, graduate student Breanna Ford, and environmental engineering professor David Sedlak pinpoints other chemicals in water that are worth paying attention to—and in fact, some of them may be created, ironically, during the water treatment process itself. Read the research in PNAS and learn more about the study’s findings on Johns Hopkins University’s website.