Representatives from the New York State Center for Clean Water Technology at Stony Brook University met with SCWA Engineers this week to discuss the Authoirty's Advanced Oxidation Process system, designed to remove 1,4-dioxane from drinking water.
Dr. Arjun Venkatesan and Dr. Scott Walker of CCWT came to the Authority's Commercial Boulevard pump station in Central Islip to see SCWA's Advanced Oxidation Process system first-hand and to meet with SCWA Engineers Joseph Roccaro and Scott Meyerdierks to discuss ways in which SCWA and CCWT can collaborate on AOP treatment research.
"Our Engineering Department has been at the forefront of developing treatment to address the unregulated contaminant 1,4-dioxane, which has been detected in wells throughout Long Island," SCWA Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey W. Szabo said. "Our engineers have developed an Advanced Oxidation Process treatment system that, once in service is expected to remove at least 97% of 1,4-dioxane from groundwater."
CCWT’s mission, in part, is to develop and commercialize affordable, high performance water quality protection and restoration technologies suitable for widespread deployment.
CCWT representatives Arjun Venkatesan, Ph.D., a research scientist and adjunct professor of civil engineering (left), and Harold Walker, Ph.D., a professor and the Chair of the university’s civil engineering department (right), with SCWA’s Joseph Roccaro and Scott Meyerdierks (L to R).
"We’re extremely proud to have our work recognized in this manner," Szabo said. "And we look forward to a continued collaborative partnership with CCWT that will, hopefully, help to remove 1,4-dioxane from groundwater throughout Suffolk County"