Sunmark Environmental was awarded a grant from Oregon Best for Oregon State University to research biochars and other materials to optimize EarthLite™ Stormwater Filter Media for removal of heavy metals, specifically Copper & Zinc. Below are the results of the grant.
University Research Test Results:
Not all biochars are made for stormwater
Not all biochars are the same, not even from the same feedstock as seen in the chart to the right.
Faculty Research Assistant, Oregon State University
Dual Masters in Soil Science and Water Resources Engineering combined soil science coursework focusing on soil water with broad coursework in water resources engineering. Master’s research focused on hydraulic and hydrologic properties of biochars, specifically as they relate to water filtration and soil amendment applications.