Ryan C. Smith, Ph.D.
Dept. Civil & Environmental Engineering
121 Hudson Hall
Durham, NC 27708-0287
Ryan C. Smith earned his Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from Lehigh University (Bethlehem, PA) in 2015. His dissertation focused on increasing the recovery of inland brackish water desalination plants using a hybrid ion exchange/reverse osmosis process. Next, he joined Temple University (Philadelphia, PA) as a postdoctoral researcher where he investigated the selective destruction and removal of natural organic matter from water. In June 2016, he joined Duke University (Durham, NC) to continue his training; his current research focuses on the selective recovery of rare earth elements from coal combustion residue leachate.
- Water Chemistry
- Heavy Metal Removal/Recovery
- Ion Exchange
Smith, R.C.; SenGupta, A.K. Mixed Anion Exchange Resins for Tunable Control of Sulfate-Chloride Selectivity for Sustainable Membrane Pretreatment. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2016, 55(3), 647-655.
Smith, R.C.; SenGupta, A.K. Integrating Tunable Anion Exchange with Reverse Osmosis for Enhanced Recovery During Inland Brackish Water Desalination. Environ. Sci. Technol. 2015, 49 (9), 5637-5644.
Smith, R.C.; Li, J.; Padungthon, S.; SenGupta, A.K. Nexus between polymers support and metal oxide nanoparticles in hybrid nanosorbent materials (HNMs) for sorption/desorption of target ligands. Front. Environ. Sci. Eng. 2015, 9 (5), 929-938.
El-Moselhy, M.M.; SenGupta, A.K.; Smith, R. Carminic acid modified anion exchanger for the removal and preconcentration of Mo(VI) from wastewater. J. Haz. Mat. 2011, 185(1), 442-446.
Sarkar, S.; Smith, R.C.; Blute, N.; SenGupta, A.K. Removal of Trace Chromate from Contaminated Water: Ion Exchange and Redox Active Sorption Process. In Innovative Materials and Methods for Water Treatment: Solutions for Arsenic and Chromium Removal; Bryjak, M; et. al. Eds.; CRC Press.
Sarkar, S.; Smith, R.C.; SenGupta, A.K. Reversible Ion Exchange-Membrane (RIX-M) Process for Fouling Free and Energy Efficient Desalination of Seawater. In Modern Applications in Membrane Science and Technology; Escobar, I.; Bruggen, B.V., Eds.; ACS Symposium Series 1078; American Chemical Society: Washington, D.C., 2011; pp 285-301.
SenGupta, A,K.; Smith, R.C. Brackish Water Desalination Using Tunable Anion Exchange Bed. U.S. Patent Application No. 14/289,134, Filed May 2014.