Rachel Alice Brennan

Associate Professor of Environmental Engineering

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    1997 …2024

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    Research interests

    Ecological solutions for food-energy-water nexus challenges;
    Advanced ecological wastewater treatment (Eco-MachinesTM);
    Bioremediation of hazardous wastes and emerging contaminants;
    Biological, chemical, and physical treatment of acid mine drainage;
    Nutrient recovery for the sustainable production of fertilizers, fodder, and biofuels.

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
    • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
    • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
    • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
    • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
    • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
    • SDG 13 - Climate Action
    • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
    • SDG 15 - Life on Land

    Education/Academic qualification

    Environmental Engineering, PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    Award Date: Dec 13 2003

    Researcher Defined Keywords

    • ecological engineering
    • food-energy-water
    • sustainable agriculture
    • nutrient recovery
    • bioremediation
    • biofuel
    • wastewater
    • duckweed
    • chitin
    • trace organic contaminants
    • chlorinated solvents
    • acid mine drainage
    • groundwater
    • sustainability
    • global engagement


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