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Dr. Deshusses' broad research interests are related to the design, analysis and application of processes for the remediation of contaminated air, water, sediments and soils, anaerobic digestion and sanitation technologies for developing countries. A current focus is on novel reactors and processes for air, water and solid wastes treatment. Applications include treatment of odors and air toxics, biogas production, and novel sanitation and treatment technologies. Research interests include bioenergy and waste to energy processes, biofilms, biomolecular techniques for monitoring microorganisms in complex mixed cultures, indoor air quality, nanomaterials for environmental remediation, gas-phase sensors based on functionalized nanomaterials, non-thermal plasma and advanced oxidation processes, and mathematical modeling of environmental bioprocesses.