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Dr Jannis Wenk studied Environmental Engineering at the Technical University Berlin (Germany) including a one year stay at POSTECH (Korea). Jannis conducted his PhD-studies at Eawag and ETH Zurich (Switzerland) from where he graduated in 2012.

Subsequently, he worked as a postdoctoral fellow at UC Berkeley (California, USA).

Jannis joined the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Bath as a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in January 2015.

Research

Jannis’ research has been in the areas of aquatic oxidation processes, transformation pathways of trace organic water contaminants, chemistry of humic substances and environmental photochemistry. More recently Jannis became also interested on the fate of pathogens during water treatment and nature-oriented low-energy water treatment systems.

At the University of Bath and the recently formed Water Innovation and Research Centre (WIRC) Jannis would like to utilise his knowledge in aquatic oxidation chemistry and build up his initial research programme on oxidation and advanced oxidation processes for water treatment. Key aspects will be the combination of oxidative processes with other treatment processes, integration of oxidative processes into existing water treatment schemes and process design for oxidative waste water treatment applications for both chemical contaminant and pathogen removal.

Jannis is also interested in understanding and improving the performance of natural water treatment systems such as constructed wetlands, reed beds and riverbanks.

He is excited about joining the Department of Chemical Engineering and is looking forward to numerous collaborations within the University, the Department and with industry partners, providing engineering solutions on water related problems.

Willing to supervise PhD

PhD supervision areas

  • Chemical oxidation in water treatment processes
  • Fate and removal of contaminants and pathogens in the urban water cycle
  • Role of aquatic humic substances
  • Energy-efficiency of water treatment and natural water treatment systems 

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Biological materials Chemical Compounds
dissolved organic matter Earth & Environmental Sciences
oxidation Earth & Environmental Sciences
Ozone Chemical Compounds
Water treatment Chemical Compounds
pollutant Earth & Environmental Sciences
Drinking Water Chemical Compounds
Excited states Chemical Compounds

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Projects 2015 2020

Research Output 2011 2018

Membrane fouling during microfiltration of milk into casein and whey fractionations

Escursell Jove, O., Chew, Y-M., Kasprzyk-Hordern, B., Wenk, J. & Bird, M. 17 Apr 2018

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

microfiltration
fouling
whey
casein
fractionation
1 Citations

Trace Element Removal in Distributed Drinking Water Treatment Systems by Cathodic H2O2 Production and UV Photolysis

Barazesh, J. M., Prasse, C., Wenk, J., Berg, S., Remucal, C. K. & Sedlak, D. L. 2 Jan 2018 In : Environmental Science and Technology. 52, 1, p. 195-204 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Photolysis
Trace Elements
photolysis
Water treatment
Drinking Water
7 Citations

Azulene–boronate esters: colorimetric indicators for fluoride in drinking water

Lopez-Alled, C. M., Sanchez Fernandez, A., Edler, K., Sedgwick, A., Bull, S., McMullin, C., Kociok-Kohn, G., James, T., Wenk, J. & Lewis, S. 4 Dec 2017 In : Chemical Communications. 53, 93, p. 12580-12583 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Fluorides
Developing countries
Potable water
Drinking Water
Esters