Water Quality Research Group

Professor Pirbazari’s Research Group

Safe Water for All Nations (S.W.A.N.)

  1. Removal of Bacteria and Viruses from Water in Rural Areas of Developing Countries
  2. Research on Nano-Deposited Ceramic Materials to Provide Clean Water for Developing Countries
  3. Water Filtration in Rural Areas of Developing Countries
  4. Slow Sand Filters for Water Treatment
  5. Bio-Sand Filters for Removal of Pathogenic Bacteria and Arsenic from Drinking Water in Rural Areas of Developing Countries
  6. The Importance of Sanitation and Hygiene Practices in Improving Water Quality and Standards of Living in Developing Nations
  7. Investigating the Mechanisms of Arsenic Removal by Microbial Layer in a Bio-sand Filter used for Drinking Water Purification in Developing Countries
  8. Water Treatment Process Design for Rural Regions of Developing Nations
  9. Microbial Fuel Cell Technologies for Remediation of Hexavalent Chromium in Groundwater
  10. Safe and Affordable Drinking Water for Rural Regions of Developing Nations: Process Design and Implementation
  11. Comparison of the Biocatalytic Ability of Shewanella used in the reduction of Cr(VI)
  12. Removal of Radioactive Uranium from Groundwater Using Nanoparticle Technology and Adsorption Mechanisms
  13. Biodiesel Production from Algae
  14. Novel Membrances using Polymeric and Nano Materials for Water Reclamation Applications
  15. Sustainable Energy Recovery from Wastewater Treatment by Bioelectrical Fuel Cells
  16. Integrated Electrokinetic and Microbial Fuel Cell Technologies for Remediation of Hexavalent Chromium in Groundwater
  17. Clean Water Leads to Healthy Communities in Rwanda (USC News)
  18. A Review of Current Desalination Technologies in Developing and Developed Countries
  19. Water Sustainability in Commercial and Residential Buildings
  20. Existing and Proposed Desalination Plants in Southern California
  21. Sustainable Power Generation Using Integrated “Wetland Sediment” and Microbial Fuel Bioreactors Technology
  22. Green Infrastructure BMPs: from home to LA River
  23. Investigating the Potential of Integrated Plant-Sediment and Microbial Fuel Cell Technology for Water Reclamation and Power Generation
  24. Bioadsorber Technology in the Removal of Gasoline and its Toxic and Carcinogenic Components from Groundwater
  25. Holistic Approach to Los Angeles River Water Quality Management