A Game-Changing Method: One-Step Strategy for Aqueous PFAS Remediation
PhD defence, 6 December 2023, Xingaoyuan Xiong
During her PhD studies, Xingaoyuan Xiong delves into the complete destruction of trace-level PFAS in aquatic environments, famous for its persistence and detrimental impacts on both human health and the environments. Employing the intrinsic properties of PFAS, Xingaoyuan Xiong developed one-step method for PFAS accumulation-and-destruction, with a key focus on preventing of shorter-chain analogues formation and minimizing energy consumption. The underlying mechanism was thoroughly elucidated as well.
The outcomes of this research advance PFAS remediation strategies and contributes to the ultimate goal of achieving zero fluoro-pollution.
The PhD study was completed at Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Technical Sciences, Aarhus University.
Time: 6 December 2023 at 10:00
Place: Building 1534, room 125, Aud-F undervisning (180), Department of Mathematics, Aarhus University, Ny Munkegade 118, 8000 Aarhus
Title of PhD thesis: Complete Defluorination of PFAS via An Accumulation–and–Destruction Approach
Contact information: Xingaoyuan Xiong, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, tel.: +45 91956689
Members of the assessment committee:
Professor Ian Cousins, Department of Environmental Science, Stockholm University, Sweden
Associate Professor Mads Koustrup Jørgensen, Department of Chemistry and Bioscience, Aalborg University, Denmark
Associate Professor Menglin Chen (chair), Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering, Aarhus University, Denmark
Associate Professor Zongsu Wei, Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering, Aarhus University, Denmark
Professor Lars Ditlev Mørck Ottosen, Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering, Aarhus University, Denmark
Language: The PhD dissertation will be defended in English
The defence is public.
The PhD thesis is available for reading at the Graduate School of Technical Sciences/GSTS,
Jens Baggesens Vej 53, building 5221, 8200 Aarhus N.