Joe Charbonnet is an assistant professor of environmental engineering at Iowa State University. He describes himself as an environmental engineer who protects water from chemical threats and teaches others how to do the same. His research focuses on contaminant fate, transport and treatment in the environment and engineered water systems. His teaching focuses on aquatic chemistry and technology.
Harmful chemicals known as PFAS can be found in everything from children’s clothes to soil to drinking water, and regulating these chemicals has been a goal of public and environmental health researchers for years. On March 14, 2023, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed what would be the first set of federal guidelines regulating levels […]