In collaboration with Dr. Mark Schlautman, the Popat Lab was selected to receive funding from the South Carolina Department of Agriculture through the Agribusiness Center for Research and Entrepreneurship's Competitive Grant Program, to determine options for managing the impact of quaternary ammonium compounds on wastewater treatment at poultry processing and rendering plants.
The Popat Lab was selected to receive continuing funding from the Fats and Proteins Research Foundation via the Animal Co-Products Research & Education Center at Clemson to develop microbial fuel cells for rendering wastewater treatment.
Three undergraduate students will be joining the Popat Lab over the summer as part of REU projects. Nick Mitchell (USC) and Clancy Kerr (Clemson) will work on microbial fuel cells, while Raven Althouse (Furman) will work on anaerobic membrane bioreactors. Nick and Clancy will be supported through the South Carolina Space Grant Consortium's Palmetto Academy award, while Raven will be supported through the South Carolina EPSCoR/IDeA's Stimulus Research Program award.
Mehul successfully defended his M.S. thesis on Investigating the Inhibitory Effects of Fats, Oils and Grease Addition on Fatty Acids Degradation During Anaerobic Co-Digestion, and will join Rogers and Callcott in Greenville, SC, starting in May.
The Popat Lab was selected to receive additional funding from the South Carolina Space Grant Consortium to continue to research microbial fuel cells for space life support systems applications.
New publication accepted: Lusk BG, Peraza I, Albal G, Marcus AK, Popat SC, Torres CI. pH dependency in anode biofilms of Thermincola ferriacetica suggests a proton-dependent electrochemical response. Journal of the American Chemical Society.
The Popat Lab attended the South Carolina Environmental Conference in Myrtle Beach, SC.
Sudeep presented on anaerobic biodegradation of lipid-rich waste
Mehul, Ao, Paige and Emily presented posters at the student poster competition. Mehul, Paige and Emily won the top awards in the competition.
In collaboration with Drs. Scott Husson (lead PI), David Ladner, Gary Amy, Nicole Berge (USC), Sean Norman (USC), Brannon Andersen (Furman), and Jessica Furrer (Benedict), the Popat Lab was selected to receive funding from South Carolina EPSCoR through the Stimulus Research Program to research anaerobic membrane bioreactors.
The Popat Lab was selected as a Palmetto Academy site by the South Carolina Space Grant Consortium for the summer of 2018. As part of the funding received, the lab will support two undergraduate students over the summer to research microbial fuel cells for space life support systems.
Negin Kananizadeh joins the Popat Lab as a postdoctoral research associate. Negin will work on the CU FELLOWS project on anaerobic membrane bioreactors, in collaboration with Drs. David Ladner, Scott Husson, and Gary Amy.
Emily Murawski (M.S. student), Paige Taber (M.S. student) and Jess Deaver (Ph.D. student) join the Popat Lab. Emily will work on improving peroxide production in microbial fuel cells, Paige on leachate treatment in microbial fuel cells, and Jess on anaerobic co-digestion of municipal sludge with fats, oils and grease.
Sudeep presented at the Naval Research Lab on transport processes in microbial electrochemistry technologies.
Sudeep presented at the ACS Fall Meeting in Washington DC on electrochemical hydrogen peroxide production.
The Popat Lab was selected to receive funding from the Division of Research at Clemson to research anaerobic membrane bioreactors for domestic wastewater treatment.
The Popat Lab was selected to receive funding from the South Carolina Space Grant Consortium to research microbial fuel cells for space life support systems applications.
Our new ACREC project was highlighted in the June issue of Render Magazine. Click HERE for the story, and HERE for the entire issue.
New publication accepted: D Ki, SC Popat, BE Rittmann, CI Torres. H2O2 production in microbial electrochemical cells fed with primary sludge. Environmental Science & Technology.
The Popat Lab was selected to received funding from the Fats and Proteins Research Foundation through the Animal Co-Products Research & Education Center at Clemson to research microbial fuel cells for the treatment of rendering wastewater.
Two new publications accepted:
MN Young, N Chowdhury, E Garver, PJ Evans, SC Popat, BE Rittmann, CI Torres. Understanding the impact of operational conditions on performance of microbial peroxide producing cells. Journal of Power Sources.
J Madrajov, SC Popat, J Erben, A Gotze, R Zengerle, S Kerzenmacher. Revisiting methods to characterize bioelectrochemical systems: the influence of uncompensated resistance (iRu drop), double layer capacitance, and junction potential. Journal of Power Sources.
New publication accepted: D Ki, P Parameswaran, SC Popat, BE Rittmann, CI Torres. Maximizing Coulombic recovery and solids reduction from primary sludge by controlling retention time and pH in a flat-plate microbial electrolysis cell. Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology.
Mehul Soni joins the Popat Lab.
Two new publications accepted:
MJ Patel, SC Popat, MA Deshusses. Determination and correlation of the partition coefficients of 48 volatile organic and environmentally relevant compounds between air and silicone oil. Chemical Engineering Journal.
MN Young, MJ Stadie, SC Popat, BE Rittmann, CI Torres. Tailoring microbial electrochemical cells for production of hydrogen peroxide at high concentrations and efficiencies. ChemSusChem.
Ao Xie, Emily Blair, and Salley Reamer join the Popat Lab.
Sudeep joins the Department of Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences at Clemson University as an Assistant Professor.