Dr. John Dickson, a Senior Research Scientist at FIU’s Applied Research Center, has successfully managed to have his research featured in the Chemical Engineering Journal. The Chemical Engineering Journal is an International journal of research and development, which focuses upon three aspects of chemical engineering: chemical reaction engineering, environmental chemical engineering, and materials synthesis and processing.
The paper titled “Surfactant-Modified Siliceous Zeolite Y for Pertechnetate Remediation”, was authored by Dr. Dickson together with Nathan A. Conroy, Yu Xie, Brian A. Powell, John C. Seaman, Maxim I. Boyanov, Kenneth M. Kemner, and Daniel I. Kaplan, a team of scientists from Los Alamos National Laboratory, Clemson University, Savannah River National Laboratory, University of Georgia, Savannah River Ecology Laboratory, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and Argonne National Laboratory.
Highlights of the research described in the paper include:
Dr. John Dickson is an environmental soil chemist and mineralogist with expertise in low-temperature geochemistry, mineralogy, contaminants’ remediation and material science. His scholarly work encompasses the use of field- and laboratory-based and spectroscopy approaches to address complex environmental problems related to safe disposition of nuclear waste and remediation of contaminated subsurface (soil, water and groundwater). Dr. Dickson’s research interests span the fundamental understanding of biogeochemical cycling of nutrients, contaminants, heavy metals and radionuclide in natural and engineered porous media. Dr. Dickson previously worked at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Savannah River National Laboratory in the interface of contaminant immobilization/remediation, reactive transport modeling, and the coupling of characterization and remedial technologies to meet site-specific cleanup goals.