Graduate student Corey Carpenter from Cornell University has published new research on micropollutants in a small stream in the journal Environmental Science and Technology. Located in upstate New York, Fall Creek is a stream that contributes to local drinking water supplies. Mr. Carpenter was awarded a grant by Integral Consulting Inc. (Integral) in 2016, which he used for research on a related project on micropollutants along the Wallkill River.
The paper describes research Mr. Carpenter and his colleagues conducted to characterize the occurrence and temporal dynamics of micropollutants—such as pesticides, flame retardants, and pharmaceuticals—in small streams.
Integral initiated its fellowship program in 2016 to drive needed research in several new areas, including emerging contaminants and the role of big data in environmental studies. Providing both financial support and mentorship opportunities, the fellowship program is a collaboration with Cornell University, the Colorado School of Mines, the University of Washington, and Stanford University—all of which are alma maters for Integral staff.
Integral’s liaisons for the research award programs are Philip Goodrum, Ph.D., DABT, for Cornell, Ben Petri, Ph.D., for the Colorado School of Mines, Brandon Sackmann, Ph.D., for the University of Washington, and Craig Jones, Ph.D., for Stanford.