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Sean MacIsaac - Student
Supervisor: Dr. Gagnon
Hometown: Inverness, Nova Scotia
Degrees held: BEng (Environmental)
Thesis title: Advanced Oxidation for the Removal of Geosmin in Nova Scotia Source Waters
My research interests focus on the removal of organic compounds through the use of advance oxidation processes. My masters’ project consists of a series of bench-scale experiments. The first portion of the project involves treating Pockwock Lake water with a variety of advanced oxidation processes (UV, UV/H2O2, and UV/O3) for the removal of geosmin. The second portion of the project involves treating Pottle Lake water with advanced oxidation processes for the removal of disinfection byproducts.
I was born and raised in Inverness, Nova Scotia, which is on the western coast of Cape Breton Island. Upon graduating from high school I moved to Halifax to pursue a bachelors degree in environmental engineering from Dalhousie University. While at Dalhousie, I took part in the engineering Co-op program. As part of the Co-op program I worked in the Centre for Water Resource Studies for a number of work terms. During my time at Centre for Water Resource Studies I experienced the vibrant work atmosphere and was fortunate to participate in a number of diverse projects. Upon completion of my undergraduate degree I returned to the Water Lab and officially became a Masters student in May 2013.