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2019 Meeting Schedule

Wednesday, December 11 Joint Meeting with NOBCChE

Friday, September 27 Oesper Symposium

Sunday, September 15 Friends and Family Picnic

Saturday, May 25 May Party Night at FC Cincinnati Game

Wednesday, Apr 24 Student and Teacher Award Night

Thursday, Mar 28 Chemist of Year Awardee at Miami University

Thursday, Feb 28 Dr Thomas Beck at Mt St Joseph University

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logo December Joint Meeting with NOBCChE

Conaton Board Room, Schmidt Hall
Xavier University
Wednesday, December 11, 2019

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The featured speaker for the evening is Dr. Glenn Crisler from Mount St Josepeh University. The title of Dr Crisler's talk will be Municipal and Agricultural Wastewater Remediation Using Modified Biochars.

Abstract: Water contaminated by heavy metals and plant nutrients pose a threat to human health and safety as well as the environment. This talk will discuss the development, characterization, and adsorption properties of green sorbents to mitigate these risks. Biochar, an adsorbent known to be both environmentally friendly and inexpensive has been modified in a variety of ways to be used to mitigate contamination of water and soil. Advantages of biochar are its high surface area, easy modification, and native surface functionality. Biochars used in this study are of pecan shell or douglas fir origin, although biochar can be made from a host of waste organic materials. Pecan shell biochar was modified using a simple water soaking activation technique which is totally green and free of any harsh solvents, whereas the douglas fir biochar was modified to contain both aluminum and magnesium oxides via coprecipitation of Al and Mg sulfate salts and NaOH treatment.

This work also includes an educational component where Mississippi State undergraduate students enrolled in the survey of organic chemistry course are introduced to Al Mg modified biochar as a soil amendment.

This presentation will conclude with an overview of current/ future research endeavors of the Crisler lab at Mount St. Joseph University.

Meeting Program
5:30 - 6:30pm Registration and Social Hour (Conaton Board Room, Schmidt Hall)
6:30 - 7:30pm Dinner (Conaton Board Room)

Menu: Grilled chicken breast with apricot bourbon sauce, mixed green salad with raspberry vinaigrette, seasonal vegetable medley, garlic mashed potatoes, and rolls with chocolate cake or apple strudel for dessert. Vegetarian entrée available upon request when making reservation.
7:30 - 8:30pm Speaker: Dr. Glenn Crisler, Mount St Josepeh University
Municipal and Agricultural Wastewater Remediation Using Modified Biochars

Reservations: Please use the link above to register. The deadline for registration is noon on Wednesday, December 4.

Directions: The Xavier University Conaton Presidential Board Room is located on the second floor of Schmidt Hall. Free parking is available in the lot adjacent to the Alumni Center off Dana Avenue.

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