Research

 

Dr. Deshusses' broad research interests are related to the design, analysis and application of sustainable processes for the remediation of contaminated air, water and solid wastes, anaerobic digestion and sanitation technologies for developing countries. A current focus is on novel reactors and sustainable processes for air, water and sewage. Applications include treatment of odors and air toxics, biogas production, and novel sanitation technologies (see also my other web page http://sanitation.pratt.duke.edu/ with sanitation focus). Research interests include bioenergy and waste to energy processes, biofilms, monitoring microorganisms in complex environments using biomolecular tools, indoor air quality, gas-phase sensors based on functionalized nanomaterials, advanced oxidation processes for waste treatment, and mathematical modeling of environmental processes.