Yuefeng Xie, professor of Environmental Engineering at Penn State Harrisburg, gave a presentation at IUP titled “Impacts of Natural Gas Production Wastewater on Drinking Water Supply” on October 4, 2017.
Xie specifically discussed the impacts of natural gas production wastewater on two groups of organic disinfection byproducts, including trihalomethanes and haloacetic
acids, which are regulated in drinking water by US EPA.
Xie received his BS, MS, and PhD degrees from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. As a registered professional engineer and board certified environmental engineer, he cofounded the Small Public Water Systems Technology Assistance Center and the Environmental
Training Center at Penn State Harrisburg.
His research interests include emerging contaminant analysis and control, water disinfection and disinfection byproducts, rapid sand/membrane filtration, and other physical chemical biological water treatment processes. He published three books on disinfection
byproducts and received a number of honors and awards, including the Penn State University Faculty Outreach award, the Fulbright scholar award, the Fellow recognition from the International Water Association, and the Thousand Talents Program award
from the Chinese Central Government. Currently, he serves as a member of the USEPA Science Advisory Board’s Drinking Water Committee.
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