Pedro Reis, assistant professor of mechanical engineering and civil and environmental engineering, describes the research activity in his Elasticity, Geometry, & Statistics Laboratory at MIT.
CEE event gives snapshot of new research, educational initiatives
Scientists at MIT and Oxford University have shown that the motility of phytoplankton — which are tiny ocean plants — helps them determine their fate in ocean turbulence.
Q&A with Denis Leblanc: Sample collection, diffusion sampling, contaminant storage, water lifting, multi-level samplers, contaminant plume cleanup.
Pond formation history, groundwater flow-through ponds, phosphorous contamination.
Differential head monometer test.
Measuring flux, seepage meters.
Pond description and background; groundwater discharge into lake, dissolved iron and manganese contamination.
Growing and harvesting cranberries in the Cape Cod cranberry marshes, locating plume discharges.
Water sampling and pumping basics at the sewage disposal beds.
Multi-level samplers (15,000 sampling points), bromide tracer injection.Multi-level samplers (15,000 sampling points), bromide tracer injection.
Multi-level sampler, Henry sampler, plume discharge, solute movement in the pond, neutralization of contaminants, sampling and monitoring devices.
Results of seepage meter test (after 10 minutes), water collection, nutrient outflow tests.
Seminar led by Moshe Ben-Akiva, the Edmund K. Turner Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Recorded March 1, 2013
Learn more about the civil and environmental engineer who has contributed to the discovery and understanding of the dominant photosynthetic organisms in the ocean.