Scholar to Discuss Use of Crab Shells in Treating Contaminated Streams

Rachel Brennan, an assistant professor at Penn State University, will discuss the use of chitin, a material derived from crab shells, to remediate streams contaminated by acid mine drainage (AMD), 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Friday, April 4, in 300 Buehler Hall.

This is the first investigation of its kind, wherein one material is examined for its comprehensive ability to sustain biological, chemical, and physical remediation of AMD-contaminated streams.

For more info call 974-0721, e-mail sredus@utk.edu, or visit isse.utk.edu.