Providing safe drinking water requires disinfection to remove pathogens and treatment to remove contaminants. At the same time, the formation of harmful disinfection by-products must be avoided. Dr. Parker has collaborated with researchers to design new disinfection strategies and to minimize disinfection by-products in drinking water.
Nelson KL* et al. Sunlight-mediated inactivation of health-relevant microorganisms in water: A review of mechanisms and modeling approaches, Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts, 2018, in press.
Szczuka A., Parker KM, Harvey C, Hayes E, Vengosh A., Mitch WA. Regulated and unregulated halogenated disinfection byproduct formation from chlorination of saline groundwater. Water Research, 2017, 122, 633-644. (Full text).
Chuang Y-H, Parker KM, Mitch WA. Development of Predictive Models for the Degradation of Halogenated Disinfection Byproducts during the UV/H2O2 Advanced Oxidation Process. Environmental Science & Technology, 2016, 50 (20), 11209-11217. (Full text)
Liu C, Kong D, Hsu P-C, Yuan H, Lee H-W, Liu Y, Wang H, Wang S, Yan K, Lin D, Maraccini PA, Parker KM, Boehm AB, Cui Y. 2016. Rapid Water Disinfection Using Vertically Aligned MoS2 Nanofilms and Visible Light. Nature Nanotechnology, 11 (12), 1098-1104. (Full text)