Brunel University London
Brunel University London
Professor Rakesh Kanda, Professor of Exposome Science in the Institute of Environment, Health and Societies will deliver his Inaugural Lecture entitled “Is Our Water Safe? Detecting and Treating Hidden Water Pollutants”. at Brunel University London

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Is Our Water Safe? Detecting and Treating Hidden Water Pollutants

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Professor Rakesh Kanda, Professor of Exposome Science in the Institute of Environment, Health and Societies will deliver his Inaugural Lecture entitled “Is Our Water Safe? Detecting and Treating Hidden Water Pollutants”.

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Is Our Water Safe? Detecting and Treating Hidden Water Pollutants

Date: Thursday 26 March 2015
Time: 5.30 pm to 6.45 pm
Location: Eastern Gateway Building Auditorium, Brunel University London

Professor Rakesh Kanda, Professor of Exposome Science in the Institute of Environment, Health and Societies will deliver his Inaugural Lecture entitled “Is Our Water Safe? Detecting and Treating Hidden Water Pollutants”.


About the Lecture

Water is a basic human need, and one often taken for granted in first world societies, but can we really be sure it is safe to drink? The quality of our water is under threat from new types of pollution due to urbanisation and our ever increasing use of chemicals. While sewage treatment plants exist to eliminate man-made chemicals and natural by-products from our water, increasingly they cannot capture everything. While sewage treatment plants exist to eliminate man-made chemicals and natural by-products from our water, increasingly they cannot capture everything; chemicals that do get through can severely damage our health or the environment, even at very low concentrations.

Brunel’s Institute for the Environment (IfE) is at the forefront of research into our ability to detect, identify and remove these chemicals. Professor Kanda’s lecture will outline the advances made over the years in detecting and treating pollutants, and the strategies used to identify the “knowns and unknowns”.


About Professor Rakesh Kanda

Professor Rakesh KandaMy research covers a range of topics related to the development and application of analytical techniques for the determination of environmental contaminants for assessing animal and human exposure to compounds in the environment. My work is involved in the determination of the removal of priority pollutants and emerging hazardous substances in wastewater treatment plants and the study of the fate and behaviour of these chemicals in the aquatic and terrestrial environment using high resolution MS and MS/MS based techniques.

My areas of my research are concerned with the determination of the formation and occurrence of disinfection-by-products and the identification of metabolites and breakdown products of organic compounds in potable and wastewater samples. My research also involves the development of new strategies in data interpretation using spectral and chromatographic deconvolution and chemometric methods to address unknown hazards or “unknown unknowns”.


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Arrival instructions will be emailed with booking confirmation. Light refreshments will follow the lecture.

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School groups welcome - suitable particularly for Year 11 and 12 students considering studying Bioscience, Psychology or Environmental Science.

Please note: Photographs and/or video recording will take place at this event which may be used in Brunel University's promotional materials (both in print and online).

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Bookings by Teachers for Key Stage 5 (Students aged 16-18)
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Short Session

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