Jaci is a professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and The Southwest Gas Professor of Renewable Energy. Her research involves technology development for water and wastewater systems using both physic-chemical and biological methods. She has participated in multidisciplinary collaborations with microbiologist, geochemists, hydrologists, chemists, metallurgists, and engineers on research for a variety of environmental issues of international and national significance. Funding for her research has come from industry, federal, state, and local agencies.
Water / wastewater treatment; water reuse; ion-exchange technology; residual brines treatment; biological nutrient removal; perchlorate treatment and remediation; removal of arsenic, chromium, perchlorate, selenium, and fluoride from waters; mining reclamation; recovery of copper, zinc and gold; absorption processes; wastewater treatment; energy use in water/wastewater treatment.
supporting undergraduate research, seeking and administering external grants, community-engaged research, consultations