Greg Möller, Ph.D.
Carolyn Hovde Bohach
Professor of Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology
University of Idaho
OFFICE: Food Research Center, Rm 204a
Not currently accepting graduate student applications.
- Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
- Biogeochemistry of As, Se, and P
- Water Quality
- Food Safety
Our research group conducts translational, trans-disciplinary research to advance the goals of sustainability by developing new knowledge and innovations in the area of sustainable solutions for water resources. We have had considerable impact on individuals, communities, and environmental quality in a regional, national, and international context. This work has resulted in five US patents issued and licensed in the past five years for new approaches for sustainable water treatment where we successfully engineered reactive filtration processes that are modeled on nature. These new technologies have met with commercial success for municipal and industrial wastewater treatment, and they have been installed across the United States and in six other countries, including the US municipality that was issued the lowest nutrient phosphorus discharge permit in the nation. The technologies are certified by the Korean Ministry of the Environment and are being implemented at numerous South Korean wastewater plants as a part of the country-wide Four Great Rivers Project. Our current pilot work configuring reactive filtration for catalytic oxidation of trace organic compounds and pathogens demonstrates high efficiency and practicality for emerging threats to public health and environmental quality. Over a million people across the globe now have softer impact on water resources because of these innovations.
- FS/EnvS 436/536: Principles of Sustainability
An Exploration of Sustainability Issues
- FS 409/509: Principles of Environmental Toxicology
The Study of Toxic Substances in the Environment
- FS 464/564: Food Toxicology : A Webcast Lecture Course
The Study of Toxic Substances in the Human Food Chain
For descriptions of the courses, see Courses page.
|University of California, Davis||Ph.D., Physical Chemistry||1985|
Recent Research Publications
- Newcombe, R.L., B.K. Hart, and G. Möller. Arsenic removal from water by moving bed active filtration. 2006. Journal of Environmental Engineering 132(1): 5-12.
- Knotek-Smith, H.M., D.L. Crawford, R. Smith, and G. Möller. 2006. Microbial studies of a selenium contaminated mine site and potential for on-site remediation. Journal of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology. 10.1007/s10295-006-0149-5.
- Ryser, A.L., D.G. Strawn, M. A. Marcus, S. Fakara, J. L. Johnson-Maynard, and G. Möller. 2005. Microscopically focused synchrotron X-ray investigation of the selenium speciation in soils developing on reclaimed mine lands. Environmental Science and Technology 10.1021/es051674i.
- Ryser, A.L., D.G. Strawn, M.A. Marcus, J.L. Johnson-Maynard, M.L. Gunter, and G. Möller. 2005. Micro-spectroscopic investigation of selenium bearing minerals from the Western US Phosphate Resource Area. Geochemical Transactions 6(1):1-11.
- Peterson, C. and G. Möller. Biodegradability, Biological and Chemical Oxygen Demand, and Toxicity of Biodiesel Fuels, in The Biodiesel Handbook (2005) Gerhard Knothe, Jon Van Gerpen, and Jürgen Krahl, eds. ISBN: 1-893997-79-0. The American Oil Chemists’ Society, Champaign, IL USA.
- Water Treatment Using Ultrasound-Induced Cavitation.” Electrical and Computer Engineering Colloquium, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID. April 13, 2006.
- “Selenium Biogeochemistry in the WPRA: New Findings.” Area-Wide Selenium Workgroup, Pocatello ID. April 12, 2006.
- “Absolute Phosphorus Removal: Process, mechanism, and engineering analysis of iron-based reactive filtration and coupled-CEPT at the Hayden, Idaho Wastewater Treatment Plant.” Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF) Workshop 05-CTS-1W; Nutrient Removal. March 9-11, 2006. Washington, DC.
- “The Hard Work of Leadership.” Leadership Idaho Agriculture, Class of 2005, Moscow, ID. November 2005.
- “Teaching with the Web: Techniques and Technology.” School of the Environment, University of the Aegean, Lesvos, Greece. March 2005.
- “Perspectives on Sustainable Development – American Environmental History and Progress.” University of Macedonia and Aristotle University US Embassy American Studies Seminar, Thessaloniki, Greece. April 2005.
- “Endocrine Disruptors in Wastewater” Aristotle University, Department of Chemistry, Thessaloniki, Greece. April 2005.
- “Genetically Modified Organisms – Food Safety, Environmental Concerns and the Policies that Address Them” Agricultural University of Athens, Department of Crop Science, Department of Ecology, Athens, Greece. April 2005.