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


Research interests:

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.


About me:

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.