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Affiliated Department or Office
Civil & Environmental Engineering
BS Mechanical Engineering University of Connecticut
MS Environmental Engineering University of Connecticut
PhD Chemical Engineering University of Connecticut

John Bergendahl is an associate professor in the Department of Civil Environmental Engineering at WPI. John has six years’ experience as a practicing engineer in industry, and holds a BS in mechanical engineering, an MS in environmental engineering, and a PhD in chemical engineering from the University of Connecticut. He conducted postdoctoral research in the Environmental and Water Resources Engineering Program at the University of Texas in Austin. His current research interests focus on increasing our knowledge of physical and chemical processes for enabling sustainable design of engineered systems.

Scholarly Work

Effect of pH, Temperature, and Use of Synergistic Oxidative Agents on the Ultrasonic Degradation of Tris-2-Chloroethyl Phosphate, Gemfibrozil, and 17b Estradiol in Water, J. of Environmental Chemical Engineering, J.R. Alvarez Corena and J. Bergendahl, 9, 105005
Identification and Quantification of Wide Variety of Inorganic Nanoparticles in Municipal Wastewater, J. of Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste, Y. Chen and J. Bergendahl, 25(4), 04021030
“COVID-19 ‒ Implications for the Water and Wastewater Industry,” NEWEA Journal, J. Bergendahl, M. Fernandes, and W. Bates
“Advanced Oxidation of Five Contaminants in Water by UV/TiO2: Reaction Kinetics and Byproduct Identification”, Journal of Environmental Management, J. R. Alvarez Corena, J. Bergendahl, and F. Hart, 181, 544-551
“Photocatalytic Oxidation of Five Contaminants of Emerging Concern by UV/TiO2: Identification of Intermediates and Degradation Pathways”, Environmental Engineering Science, J. R. Alvarez Corena, J. Bergendahl, and F. Hart, 33, 140-147
“Biodegradability of Fluorinated Fire-Fighting Foams in Water”, in Chemosphere, A. Bourgeois, J. Bergendahl, and A. Rangwala, 131, 104-109