Southern Research Institute offers new water, wastewater treatment program
Southern Research Institute announced that it is adding a new research capability focusing on the remediation of problematic constituents in water and wastewater sources...
• Led by Dr. Derek Eggert, Southern Research will now begin developing approaches to remediate problematic constituents contained in commercial and industrial effluents
BIRMINGHAM, AL, May 11, 2009 -- Southern Research Institute announced that it is adding a new research capability focusing on the remediation of problematic constituents in water and wastewater sources. Environmental toxicologist Derek Eggert, Ph.D. will lead the new program that is located on Southern Research's main campus in Birmingham.
"We are very pleased that Dr. Eggert has joined Southern Research, enabling us to expand our environmental services to industry," said Michael D. Johns, vice-president of Engineering at Southern Research. "The remediation of industrial water is important to the quality of our water systems. Because of Derek's expertise, Southern Research can now help develop environmentally and economically sound solutions to treat those problems."
By creating the Water and Wastewater Treatment team, Southern Research will help remediate contaminants -- such as arsenic, mercury, selenium, aluminum, copper, lead, zinc and oil and grease -- from various waste streams in order to reuse or discharge into a local waterway.
Before joining Southern Research, Dr. Eggert was a research assistant in Environmental Toxicology at Clemson University. He received his Bachelor's degree in Biology from The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina and his Master's degree and Ph.D. in Environmental Toxicology from Clemson University. He is a member of The Wildlife Society, Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, and Sigma Xi.
Southern Research Institute is a nonprofit 501(c) 3 scientific research organization that conducts preclinical drug discovery and development and advanced engineering research in materials, systems development, environment and energy.