Professor Radisav D. Vidic
Radisav D. Vidic, Ph.D., P.E.
William Kepler Whiteford Professor and Chair,
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering,
University of Pittsburgh.
Radisav’s teaching interests include water chemistry and physical/chemical processes in natural and engineered systems. His primary research interests are in the area of surface science and physical/chemical processes for water, wastewater, hazardous waste, and air treatment.
His recent work has focused on reuse of impaired waters for cooling, sustainable water management for natural gas extraction from Marcellus shale, non-chemical devices for biological control in cooling towers, fundamental studies of molecular interactions on carbonaceous surfaces, control of mercury emissions from combustion processes by adsorption-based technologies, development of novel sorbents for elemental mercury, phytoremediation of arsenic-contaminated waters, novel disinfection methods for the control of pathogens in water distribution systems, and membrane filtration for water purification.
Radisav coedited Innovative Technologies for Site Remediation and Hazardous Waste Management: Proceedings of the National Conference Pittsburgh, and coauthored Vapor-phase elemental mercury adsorption by activated carbon impregnated with chloride and chelating agents, Optimization of Sulfur Impregnation Protocol for Fixed-Bed Application of Activated Carbon-Based Sorbents for Gas-Phase Mercury Removal, Individual and combined effects of copper and silver ions on inactivation of Legionella pneumophila, Impact of Flue Gas Conditions on Mercury Uptake by Sulfur-Impregnated Activated Carbon, Sulfurization of a carbon surface for vapor phase mercury removal — II: Sulfur forms and mercury uptake, and Layering and orientational ordering of propane on graphite: An experimental and simulation study.
Radisav earned his B.S. in Civil Engineering at the University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia in 1987. He earned his M.S. in Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois, Urbana in 1989. He earned his Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering at the University of Cincinnati in 1992.
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