Susana Kimura-Hara

Canada Research Chair in Aquatic Analytical Chemistry

Tier 2 - 2019-05-01
University of Calgary
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council

Research summary

To help build Canadian water sustainability for the future, Dr. Kimura-Hara?s research integrates chemical and toxicological analysis to evaluate new engineering processes and their efficacy to produce safe waters from wastewater-impacted sources. Her Chair will focus on 1) elucidating the chemical formation mechanisms of drinking water disinfection byproducts (DBPs), 2) assessing the toxicity of individual DBPs and their mixtures using human cellular models, and 3) evaluating advanced engineering processes at a full-scale potable water reuse facility. Dr. Kimura-Hara?s research will establish a working knowledge on safe wastewater reuse needed to establish guidelines that address current and future water needs.