WESTERVILLE, Ohio — The National Ground Water Research and Educational Foundation (NGWREF) awarded a grant to Daqian Jiang, Ph.D., of the University of Minnesota for a research project on the bioremediation of groundwater, according to a press release.

NGWREF will fund Jiang $8,000 for his project, “Electrochemically Enhanced Bioremediation for Attenuation of Arsenic, Nitrate and Emerging Contaminants in Groundwater,” which focuses on the research of emerging contaminants and the development of remediation technologies that can be used to address current and new pollutants, stated the release.

The release reported that Jiang’s proposed research aims to develop a “drop-and-treat” alternative for enhanced remediation of arsenic, nitrate and emerging contaminants in groundwater, as well as produce a prototype device as an innovative solution to certain long-term and emerging groundwater remediation challenges.

The research is among the first to investigate mechanisms of electro-biochemical remediation of these contaminants with advanced molecular techniques, collecting crucial information needed to evaluate the scale-up potential of electrically enhanced bioremediation, noted the release.

You can find the release here.