Solid and Hazardous Waste Research Group

Group Introduction

Our group is focused on developing cost-effective, safe environmental solutions to complex problems arising from the management and final disposition of solid and hazardous materials. In the South Texas region, important management strategies are being developed for industrial, municipal and agricultural wastes which pose significant environmental disposal issues.

Research in the areas of industrial wastewater treatment and reuse, phytoremediation with native vegetation, composting of recalcitrant wastes and constructed wetlands for waste treatment is being pursued.

Our Mission

The mission of the Solid and Hazardous Waste Research Group is to lead the way in providing solutions and research in sustainable technologies for the treatment and management of solid and hazardous waste in the South Texas and similar regions experiencing accelerated economic development. An important focus of the Group is the assessment of waste minimization and pollution prevention approaches which can be implemented up front to mitigate the waste disposal problem.

This page was last updated on: June 11, 2014