The Popat Lab researches electrochemical and anaerobic biological processes for wastewater treatment. The overall goal is to contribute toward the development of technologies that allow recovering energy, nutrients, and water from wastewater, both domestic and industrial.
We apply principles from chemical and process engineering, along with the use of electrochemical, imaging, and molecular microbiology tools, to 1) fundamentally understand mass transport processes, the kinetics of microbial/electrochemical reactions, and microbial interactions, and 2) develop materials and processes for scaling up to relevant levels.
Below is a list of some current research topics in the lab:
Popat Lab @ Clemson