Partnering with Industry and Government

D. George Nnanna - Director, Purdue Water Institute
D. George Nnanna – Director, Purdue Water Institute

Scientific researchers of Purdue Calumet’s Water Institute, working collaboratively with colleagues of the U.S. Dept. of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory have expressed  optimism that achieving the Great Lakes Initiative’s mercury discharge criteria is possible.

During their report, presented on campus Tuesday (3/20) to governmental officials, other leaders, news media and environmentalists, the research scientists indicated that alternative technologies exist for use in meeting the new lower mercury discharge requirement of 1.3 parts per trillion (ppt).

The scientists’ findings and report concluded a nearly five-year, BP-funded study titled, “Emerging Technologies and Approaches to Minimize Discharges into Lake Michigan.” Associate Professor and Interim Head of Purdue Calumet’s Department of Mechanical Engineering George Nnanna is director of the Purdue Calumet Water Institute.

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