© 2019 by Teng Zeng

Photochemical Reactivity of Organic Matter in Adirondacks lakes

2018 - present

In collaboration with Prof. Charley Driscoll at SU, we are studying the photoreactivity of organic matter in Adirondacks lakes and watersheds that are recovering from acid deposition and experiencing effects of changing climate.

Organic Micropollutants in Central NY Agricultural Watersheds

2018 - present

In collaboration with Prof. Christa Kelleher (Earth Sciences) and Prof. Rebecca Schewe (Maxwell) at SU, we are investigating how hydrological processes and human decision-making drive the occurrence and transport of organic micropollutants in agroecosystems.

N-Nitrosamines and Their Precursors in Urban Wastewater

2016 - present

​We are collaborating with multiple water utilities to characterize the sources and fate of wastewater-derived N-nitrosamines and N-nitrosamine precursors during wastewater treatment and reuse.

Disinfection Byproduct Formation in Drinking Water Distribution Systems

2019 - present

In collaboration with Prof. Mark Krzmarzick at Oklahoma State University, we are studying the impacts of trace metals on the production of disinfection byproduct precursors by bacterial biofilms in drinking water distribution systems.

Organic Micropollutants in Septic-Impacted Sites on Long Island

2019 - present

In collaboration with USGS scientists Patrick Phillips and Irene Fisher at the New York Water Science Center, we are characterizing the formation pathways of transformation products of septic-derived organic micropollutants in shallow groundwater and hydrologically connected water supplies on Long Island, NY.

Citizen Science-Based Organic Micropollutant Monitoring Framework

2017 - 2019

In collaboration with Prof. Sharon Moran at SUNY-ESF, the Upstate Freshwater Institute, and the New York State Federation of Lake Associations, we completed an exploratory study to evaluate the feasibility of establishing a citizen-based framework for monitoring organic micropollutants in New York inland lakes.

Organic Micropollutants in the Onondaga Lake-Three Rivers System

2017 - 2019

In collaboration with the Upstate Freshwater Institute, we characterized the spatiotemporal occurrence patterns and sources of organic micropollutants and their transformation products in the Onondaga Lake-Three Rivers system in central NY.