Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
My teaching interests mirror my research activities and courses taught include aquatic chemistry, chemodynamics, hazardous waste management, physico-chemical treatment processes, and senior design. Due to my strong interest in process engineering, my overarching goal is to provide students with the knowledge required to effectively design and operate treatment systems.
- PhD Environmental Science and Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, 2007
- MS Environmental Science and Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, 2003
- BS Environmental Science, Western Washington University, 2000
Liu, C.J., Strathmann, T.J., Bellona, C. (2021). Rejection of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFASs) in Aqueous Film Forming Foam by High-Pressure Membranes. Water Research, 188, 116546.
Vatankhah, H., Riley, S.M., Murray, C., Quinones, O., Steirer, K., Dickenson, E.R.V., Bellona, C. (2019). Combination of Ozone with Granular Activated Carbon for Removal of Refractory Micropollutants from Wastewater Effluent. Chemosphere, 234, 845-854.
Vatankhah, H., Szczuka, A., Mitch, W. A., Almaraz, N., Brannum, J., Bellona, C. (2019). Evaluation of Enhanced Ozone–Biologically Active Filtration Treatment for the Removal of 1,4-Dioxane and Disinfection Byproduct Precursors from Wastewater Effluent. Environmental Science & Technology, 53, 2720-2730.
Vatankhah, H., Murray, C.C., Brannum, J.W., Vanneste, J., Bellona, C. (2018). Effect of Pre-ozonation on Nanofiltration Membrane Fouling during Water Reuse Applications. Separation and Purification Technology, 205, 203-211.
Murray, C.C., Vatankhah, H., McDonough, C.A., Nickerson, A., Hedkte, T., Cath, T., Higgins, C.P., Bellona, C. (2019). Removal of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances using Super-fine Powdered Activated Carbon and Ceramic Membrane Filtration. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 366, 160-168.
Stratton G.R., Dai F., Bellona C.L., Holsen T.M., Dickenson E.R.V., Mededovic Thagard S. (2017). Plasma-based water treatment: Efficient transformation of perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) in prepared solutions and contaminated groundwater. Environmental Science & Technology, 51, 1643-1648.