Wastewater Research

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John R. Buchanan
Associate Professor
Wastewater Management

Groups and Facilities

(6 mentions)

Decentralized Wastewater Management 
Improving public and environmental health with decentralized technology.



(1 mention)

Intro to Biosystems Engineering 
Can we get more food, water, energy? Can we solve the problem of environmental degradation, drought, famine? Is it even possible? YES! Through Agricultural and Biological Engineers.


Recent Publications

The pressure is on for low-pressure sewers.  Buchanan, J. R.  2018.  Proceedings, Water Environment Federation, Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition Conference, Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, Louisiana. October 2, 2018. [Abstract]

Dietary Copper and Silver Nanoparticles Fail to Alter the Gut Microbiota of Rainbow Trout.  Strange, R. J., T. B. Henry, and N. Brand-Lavridsen.  2018.  American Fisheries Society, Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society, August 19-23, Atlantic City, NJ. [Abstract]

Structural gradient in bicontinuous microemulsions.  Urban, V. S., D. G. Hayes, S. V. Pingali, H. M. O'Neill, and R. Ye.  2018.  XVII International Small Angle Scattering Conference - SAS201, Traverse City, MI, October 7-12, 2018. [Abstract]

Observation of a Structural Gradient in the Middle, Bicontinuous Microemulsion, Phase of Winsor-III Systems Hayes, D. G., S. V. Pingali, H. M. O'Neill, V. S. Urban, and Y. Ran.  2017.  Soft Matter, 14, 5270 5276. [Abstract]

Removal of trace organic compounds in domestic wastewater using recirculating packed-bed media filters Perez, B. N., J. R. Buchanan, J. M. DeBruyn, K. L. Cobaugh, and W. E. Hart.  2017.  Transactions of ASABE 60: 1593-1605.

Using the HYDRUS Model to Determine Optimum Emitter Spacing for Community Wastewater Drip Dispersal Systems. Water Environment Federation Exhibition and Technical Conference, New Orleans, LA, September 27.  Radcliffe, D. E., and J. R. Buchanan.  2016.  Water Environment Federation Exhibition and Technical Conference, New Orleans, LA, Sept 27.

Removal of Trace Organic Compounds in Domestic Wastewater using Recirculating Packed-Bed Media Filters.  Brittani Perez  2015.  M.S. Thesis. [Abstract]

Engineered Strategy to Remediate Trace Organic Contaminants using Recirculating Packed-Bed Media Biofilters at Decentralized Wastewater Treatment Systems.  Buchanan, J. R., B. N. Perez, and J. M. DeBruyn.  2015.  WEFTEC, Chicago, IL, September 26-30, 2015.

Removal of arsenic from simulation wastewater using nano-iron/oyster shell composites.  Fan, L., S. zhang, X. zhang, H. Zhou, Z. Lu, and S. Wang.  2015.  Journal of Environmental management, 156: 109-114.

Decentralized Wastewater Treatment.  Buchanan, J. R.  2014.  book chapter, Volume Three, 'Remediation of Polluted Water,' in the Series 'Comprehensive Water Quality and Purification.' Elsevier, Oxford, United Kingdom.

An investigation for the need of secondary treatment of residential wastewater when applied with a subsurface drip irrigation system.  Buchanan, J. R., and B. Hillendbrand.  2014.  Proceedings, Innovations in Soil Based Wastewater Treatment. Soil Science Society of America, Albuquerque, NM, April 7-8.

Recirculating media filters providing wastewater treatment at rural schools with ammonia discharge limits.  Buchanan, J. R.  2013.  Proceedings National Onsite Wastewater Recycling Association, 22nd Annual Technical & Education Conference, Millennium Maxwell House Hotel, Nashville, Tennessee. November 17-20. [Abstract]