My major research focus has been on developing and investigating innovative treatment methods for water, wastewater and hazardous wastes. These include chemical, physical and biological treatment methods for both organic and inorganic contaminants. Among the novel treatment processes we have developed are autotrophic denitrification with sulfur electron donors, inorganic oxide adsorbents for wastewater reuse, ultra-high lime and ultra-high lime with aluminum process for scalant removal in recycled water and zero-discharge desalination, the biostrip process for biological and physical treatment, degradative solidification/stabilization, chromium stabilization in the vadose zone, sulfur and iron-based reactive adsorbents, and advanced reduction processes. This research incorporates both experimental and modeling activities and is integrated with graduate and undergraduate education.

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Academic Articles125
  • Park, S. H., Batchelor, B., & Ghosh, A. (2022). Gas transfer model for a multistage vortex aerator: A novel oxygen transfer system for dissolved oxygen improvement.. J Environ Manage. 115704-115704.
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  • Jung, B., Abu-Rub, F., El-Ghenymy, A., Deng, W., Li, Y., Batchelor, B., & Abdel-Wahab, A. (2021). Photocatalytic reduction of chlorate in aqueous TiO2 suspension with hole scavenger under simulated solar light. EMERGENT MATERIALS. 4(2), 435-446.
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  • Zavahir, S., Elmakki, T., Gulied, M., Ahmad, Z., Al-Sulaiti, L., Shon, H. K., ... Han, D. S. (2021). A review on lithium recovery using electrochemical capturing systems. DESALINATION. 114883-114883.
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  • Vellanki, B. P., & Batchelor, B. (2021). Nitrate Reduction by the Ultraviolet-Sulfite Advanced Reduction Process. ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING SCIENCE. (10), 927-935.
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  • Jung, B., Deng, W., Li, Y., Batchelor, B., & Abdel-Wahab, A. (2020). Simulated solar light-driven photocatalytic degradation of trichloroethylene in water using BiOBr promoted by sulfite addition. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES EUROPE. 32(1), 8.
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  • Lee, C., Han, D. S., Yoon, S. H., Park, S. H., Abdel-Wahab, A. I., & Batchelor, B. (2017). Effect of Anions on Electrochemical Degradation of Perchlorate in water Using Zero-valent Titanium. Taylor, J. C. (Eds.), Advances in Chemistry Research. Volume 34. 171-192. Nova Science Publishers.
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  • Han, D. S., Orillano, M., Duan, Y., Batchelor, B., Park, H., Hilal, N., & Abdel-Wahab, A. (2017). Effect of anions on removal of mercury(II) using fes-supported crossflow ultrafiltration. Ultrafiltration: Methods, Applications and Insights. 129-152.
  • Han, D. S., Kim, E. J., Batchelor, B., & Abdel-Wahab, A. (2013). Sorption of mercury(II) to synthesized pyrite (FeS2) and stabilization via surface reaction. Pyrite: Synthesis, Characterization and Uses. 93-122.
Conference Papers44
  • Jung, B., Batchelor, B., & Abdel-Wahab, A. (2014). Effect of medium-pressure and low-pressure UV irradiation on bromate removal in an Advanced Reduction Process (ARP). ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY. 248,
  • Botlaguduru, V., Batchelor, B., & Abdel-Wahab, A. (2013). Bromate removal by sulfite-UV advanced reduction process. 2013 Water Quality Technology Conference and Exposition, WQTC 2013.
  • Prakash, B., & Batchelor, B. (2012). Perchlorate and nitrate reduction by ARPs. American Water Works Association Annual Conference and Exposition 2012, ACE 2012. 1068-1088.
  • Tewari, S., & Batchelor, B. (2011). Capacitive desalination & purification of water: A focus on regeneration of exhausted carbon nanofoam. Water Quality Technology Conference and Exposition 2011.
  • Merritt, S. D., Batchelor, B., Little, D. N., & Still, M. (1993). Applications of soil and cement chemistry to stabilization/solidification. Transportation Research Record. (1424), 1-7.
  • Batchelor, B., Hapka, A., Igwe, G., Jensen, R., Mcdevitt, M., Schultz, D., & Whang, J. (2002). Method for remediating contaminated soils.
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Texas A&M University; Civil Engineering; 3136 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-3136