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Ritesh Sevanthi

Ritesh Sevanthi

Academic Information

Degree Program: Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering
Academic Focus: Environmental Water Resources Engineering


Research Interests

My research interests are the implication and applications of graphene nano materials in environmental engineering. Graphene a two dimensional nano material is the world's thinnest and strongest material. My work has so far has involved working with graphene to determine its adsorption capacity for contaminants. The contaminants I have worked with include mercury and carbon dioxide. I would like to continue working with this material to determine the mechanisms controlling the adsorption and desorption of contaminants and also to find out the specificity of contaminants towards these materials. I also work on the treatment of space based waste stream to increase water recovery and system sustainability.