Dr. Darryl Low
Associate Professor of Civil Engineering
Office: GLSK O153
Phone: (903) 233-3915
- Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Texas Tech University, 2010
- M.S., Environmental Engineering, Texas Tech University, 2006
- B.S., Environmental Engineering, Texas Tech University, 2006
University Faculty since 2012
- Water and wastewater treatment, membrane-biological treatment reactors, utilization of microorganisms for remediation of wastewater and contaminated sites, sanitary wastewater treatment systems for developing countries
Previous Research Interest
- Selenium attachment to reverse osmosis membranes for biofouling inhibition. This was a joint research project between environmental engineering, microbiology, and ophthalmology department at Texas Tech Health Science Center to develop methods to attachment selenium to a reverse osmosis membrane using various coating mechanisms. Impacts of selenium coating on bacterial inhibition and membrane permeate flow rates were analyzed.
- NASA Advanced Life Support Integrated Water Recovery System. This was collaborative project with mechanical engineering for design, construction, and operation of a zero gravity fluidized bed biological reactor for treatment of early planetary base wastewater stream. Performance of silicone tubular membranes used for diffusion aeration in aerobic biological reactors were also analyzed for performance after long term usage.
- Effect of Site Characteristics on Mobile Dual Phase Extraction System Success. This was a Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) based project investigating mobile soil vapor phase extraction study effectiveness with site characteristics. Site characteristics were analyzed for their impact upon the success of cleanup of subsurface petroleum plumes due to leaky underground storage tanks.
- Use of Constructed Wetlands for Remediation of RDX or Perchlorate Contaminated Surface Waters. This project investigated the operation of a down flow wetland mesocosm for treatment of RDX or perchlorate contaminated surface runoff. Water and plant tissue samples were analyzed to determine fate of primary contaminants and secondary byproducts in the mesocosm.