William A. Arnold

Environmental Engineering
College of Science and Engineering
Twin Cities

Award Year
University Award
Distinguished McKnight University Professors
Research Title
Clean Water for All: Ensuring the Quality and Safety of Water Resources

Section A, Location 14

Prof. Arnold's research centers on the environmental fate and impacts of manmade chemicals on which modern society relies. He seeks to define the processes by which industrial chemicals, pesticides, and pharmaceuticals are transformed in aquatic systems. He evaluates chemical persistence in lakes and rivers, identifies potentially harmful reaction products, and develops technologies to clean up contaminated waters to reverse or prevent environmental damage. His work ensures safe, clean water for people and ecosystems.