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Corrosion, Scaling, and Metal Mobility Research

Corrosion, scaling, and metal mobility releases metal in water distribution systems which decreases the quality of our drinking water. EPA’s research helps to control corrosion and reduce the release of metals into drinking water distribution systems.

Recent Publications
  • Battelle Memorial Institute (Columbus, Ohio) -
    Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM), Microprobe: Quantitative Elemental Analysis, X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS): Chemical Bonding Acid Digestion, International Chemical Regulatory Monitoring System (ICRMS): Quantitative Elemental Analysis, Characterization of Solids Collected From Distribution Systems, and Project and Solids Analysis Support
  • American Water Works Association Research Foundation - Participation of Project Advisory Committees (PACs)
  • American Water Works Association - Support from committee members and pParticipation on research committees
  • Numerous state agencies and local communities
  • University of Cincinnati (Ohio) - Student support from the Chemical Engineering, Material Engineering, and Geology Departments and Distribution system in house research with the Geology Department
  • Miami University (Ohio) - Student support from the Scientific and Technical Communication Program

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| Technology Assessments, Verifications and Transfers | ETV | Water Technology Collaboration and Transfer |

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