The Riffat Lab specializes in innovative and sustainable wastewater treatment technologies focusing on anaerobic treatment of wastewater and biosolids, nutrient removal, and wastewater reuse.
Professor Rumana Riffat's group is currently working on a number of sponsored research projects. These include evaluation of hydrolysis in high rate anaerobic digestion, carbon redirection in high rate activated sludge processes, and nutrient removal among others. Recent noteworthy project involved the development of a small scale sewage treatment and wastewater reuse system for a developing country.
New Science and Engineering Hall
Science and Engineering Hall
800 22nd St. NW.
George Washington University
Washington, DC 20052
Department website: https://www.cee.seas.gwu.edu/
April 8 - 11, 2017: WEF Residuals and Biosolids Conference, Seattle
Podium presentations by - Baoqiang Li, Elizabeth Manning and Mahmudul Hasan (Advisor: Professor Rumana Riffat)
Baoqiang Li, Elizabeth Manning and Mahmudul Hasan making their
presentations at WEF Residuals and Biosolids Conference, 2017
February 22, 2017: 2017 R&D Showcase
Best Experimental Poster (1st Place) - Elizabeth Manning, CEE graduate student, for “The role of viscosity in mesophilic anaerobic digestion” (Advisor: Professor Rumana Riffat)
Runner-Up Award (Travel Grant) - Mahmudul Hasan, CEE graduate student (experimental), for “Optimizing the dewatering of sludge obtained from different treatment processes along with the full scale application” (Advisor: Professor Rumana Riffat)
Mahmudul Hasan and Elizabeth Manning with Professor Riffat