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Civil and Architectural Engineering|College of Engineering and Applied Science

Jonathan A. Brant

Assistant Professor

Room 3054, Engineering Building
University of Wyoming
College of Engineering and Applied Science
Department of Civil & Architectural Engineering
Dept. 3295
1000 E. University Avenue
Laramie, WY 82071
e-mail: jbrant1@uwyo.edu
Office Phone: 307.766.5446

For more information visit Dr. Brant's research homepage.


Education:

  • B.S. Civil Engineering, Virginia Military Institute 1998
  • M.S. Environmental Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno 2000
  • Ph.D. Environmental Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno 2003


Professional Affiliations

  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • Environmental and Water Resources Institute of ASCE (EWRI)
  • American Water Works Association (AWWA)
  • North American Membrane Society (NAMS)
  • Water Environment Federation (WEF)
  • Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP)


Courses Taught:

  • CE 3400 – Introduction to Environmental Engineering
  • CE 4400 – Design of Water treatment Facilities
  • CE 4900 – Capstone Design Elective in Environmental Engineering
  • CE 5400 – Advanced Water Treatment Design
  • CE 5450 – Advanced Physicochemical Treatment Processes
  • CE 5700 – Environmental Implications and Applications of Nanotechnology

Refereed Journal Publications

  1. Henry, C. Dorr, B. and Brant, J.A., Buckminsterfullerene (C60) Nanoparticle Fouling of Microfiltration Membranes Operated in a Cross Flow Configuration, Separation and Purification Technology, Vol 100, 2012, pages 30-43.
  2. "Evaluation of the Dynamic Energy Consumption of Advanced Water and Wastewater Treatment Technologies", Report to the America Water Works Association Research Foundation, 2007
  3. "Characterization of Particles in Filter Effluents", Report to the America Water Works Association Research Foundation and US Environmental Protection Agency, 2007
  4. "Characterization of the Hydrophobicity of Polymeric Reverse Osmosis and Nanofiltration Membranes: Implications to Membrane Fouling", Phase 2 Final Report to U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Desalination Research and Development Program for Agreement No. 98-FC-81-0057, May 2002.
  5. "Characterization of the Hydrophobicity of Polymeric Reverse Osmosis and Nanofiltration Membranes: Implications to Membrane Fouling", Phase 1 Final Report to U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Desalination Research and Development Program for Agreement No. 98-FC-81-0057, May 2000.
  6. Henry, C. and Brant, J.A., Mechanistic Analysis of Microfiltration Membrane Fouling by Buckminsterfullerene (C60) Nanoparticles, Journal of Membrane Science, Vol. 415-416 (1), 2012, 546-557.
  7. Brant, J.A., Koyuncu, I., Lecoanet, H., Veerapaneni, S., and Wiesner, M.R., Characteristics and Occurrence of Nano-Scale Particles in Filter Process Streams, Journal of American Water Works Association, Vol. 103 (12), 2011, 46 - 60.
  8. Labille, J. and Brant, J.A., Stability of nanoparticles in water, Nanomedicine, Vol. 5 (6), 2010, 1 - 14.
  9. Labille, J., Masion, A., Ziarelli, F., Rose, J., Brant, J.A., Villieras, F., Pelletier, M., Borshneck, D., Wiesner, M.R., and Bottero, J.-Y., Hydration and Dispersion of C60 in Aqueous Systems: The Nature of Water-Fullerene Interactions, Langmuir, Vol. 25 (19), 2009, 11232-11235.
  10. Brant, J.A., Daniel, U., Valencia, R., and Kwan, P., Pilot-Scale Evaluation of Chemical Cleaning Protocols for Organic and Biologically Fouled Microfiltration Membranes, Journal of Environmental Engineering, Vol. 136 (5), 2010 pages 535-553.
  11. Hendren, Z., Brant, J.A. and Wiesner, M.R., “Surface Modification of Nanostructured Ceramic Membranes for Direct Contact Membrane Distillation”, Journal of Membrane Science, Vol. 331 (1-2) (2009) 1-10.
  12. Wiesner, M.R., Hotze, E.M., Brant, J.A., and B. Espinasse, “Nanomaterials as possible contaminants: the fullerene example” Water Science & Technology, Vol 57 No 3, 2008, pages 305–310.
  13. Mortensen, E., Cath, T.Y., Brant, J.A., Dennett, K., and Childress, A.E., “Evaluation of Membrane Processes for Reducing Total Dissolved Solids Discharged to the Truckee River”, Journal of Environmental Engineering, 133 (12), 2007, pages 1136-1144.
  14. Escobar I., Hoek, E., Gabelich, C., F. DiGiano, Y. Le Gouellec, Berube, P., K. Howe, J. Allen, K. Atasi, M. Benjamin, P. Brandhuber, Brant, J.A., Chang, Y., Chapman, M., A. Childress, W. Conlon, T. Cooke, I. Crossley, G. Crozes,  P. Huck, S. Kommineni, J. Jacangelo, A. Karimi, J. Kim, D. Lawler, Q. Li, L. Schideman, S. Sethi, J. Tobiason, T. Tseng, S. Veerapaneni, and A. Zander, “American Water Works Association Membrane Technology Research Committee Report: Membrane Fouling – Recent Advances and Research Needs”, Journal American Water Works Association, 97 (8), 2005, pages 79-89.
  15. Xia, T., Kovochich, M., Brant, J.A., Hotze, E.M., Semp, J., Oberley, T., Yeh, J., Sioutas, C., Wiesner, M.R., and Nel1, A., “Comparison of the Abilities of Ambient and Commercial Nanoparticles to Induce Cellular Toxicity According to an Oxidative Stress Paradigm”, Nano Letters, Vol. 6 (8), 2006, pages 1794-1807.
  16. Labille, J., Brant, J.A., Villiéras, F., Pelletier, M., Wiesner, M.R., Bottero, J.-Y., “Affinity of C60 Fullerenes with Water”, Fullerenes, Nanotubes, and Carbon Nanostructures, Vol. 14 (2-3), 2006, pages 307-314.
  17. Brant, J.A., Labille, J., Bottero, J.-Y., Wiesner, M.R., “Characterizing the Impact of Preparation Method on Fullerene Cluster Structure and Chemistry”, Langmuir, Vol. 22 (8), 2006, pages 3878-3885.
  18. Koyuncu, I., Brant, J.A., Lüttge, A., and Wiesner, M.R., “A Comparison of Vertical Scanning Interferometry (VSI) and Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) for Characterizing Membrane Surface Topography” Journal of Membrane Science, Vol. 278 (1-2), 2006, pages 410-417.
  19. Brant, J.A., Johnson, K.M., Childress, A.E., “Examining the Electrochemical Properties of a Nanofiltration Membrane with Atomic Force Microscopy”, Journal of Membrane Science, Vol. 276 (1-2), 2006, pages 286-294.
  20. Brant, J.A., Johnson, K.M., and Childress, A.E., “Characterizing NF and RO Membrane Surface Heterogeneity Using Chemical Force Microscopy”, Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering aspects, Vol. 280, 2006, pages 45-57.
  21. Dalton, S.K., Brant, J.A., Wiesner, M.R., “Chemical Interactions between dissolved organic matter and low molecular weight organic compounds: impacts on membrane separation”, Journal of Membrane Science, Vol. 266 (1-2), 2005, pages 30-39.
  22. Brant, J.A., Lecoanet, H., Wiesner, M.R., “Comparison of Electrokinetic Properties of Colloidal Fullerenes (n-C60) Formed Using Two Procedures”, Environmental Science & Technology, Vol. 39 (17), 2005, pages 6343-6351.
  23. Brant, J.A., Lecoanet, H., Wiesner, M.R., “Aggregation and Deposition Characteristics of Fullerene Nanoparticles in Aqueous Systems”, Journal of Nanoparticle Research, Vol. 7 (4), 2005, pages 545-553.
  24. Brant, J.A. and Childress, A.E., “Colloidal Adhesion to Hydrophilic Membrane Surfaces”, Journal of Membrane Science, Vol. 241 (2), 2004, pages 235-248.
  25. Whisman, N.D., Manning, Y.L., Childress, A.E., Brant, J.A., Dyer, R., Marchand, E.A., Adams, J.D., “Probing Microplatform for the Study of Biological Adhesion Forces”, Review of Scientific Instruments, Vol. 74 (10), October 2003, pages 4491-4494.
  26. Brant, J.A. and Childress, A.E., “Membrane-Colloid Interactions: Comparison of Extended DLVO Predictions with AFM Force Measurements”, Environmental Engineering Science, Vol. 19 (6), December 2002, pages 413-427.
  27. Brant, J.A. and Childress, A.E., “Assessing Short Range Membrane-Colloid Interactions Using Surface Energetics”, Journal of Membrane Science, Vol. 203 (1-2) June 2002, pages 257-273.


Conference Proceeding Papers

  1. Brant, J.A., Dorr, B., and Pfeiffer, E., “Nanomaterial Removal using Microfiltration and Electropositive Filtration Processes”, 2012 Water Quality Technology Conference and Exposition (WQTC), November 4-8, 2012, Toronto, Canada.
  2. Brant, J.A., Dorr, B., and Thibeault, S., “Economic and Performance Assessment of Electropositive Filtration as a Pretreatment Process for Reverse Osmosis”, 27th Annual WateReuse Symposium, September 9-12, 2012, Hollywood, FL.
  3. Tabors, R.D., Nagendraprasad, S., Hussain, A., Ayntrazi, M., Bahrain, M., and Brant, J.A., “The Manufacture of Potable Water: Case Analyses of Electric System Alternatives”, 45th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, January 4-7, 2012, Honolulu, HI.
  4. Dorr, B. and Brant, J.A., “Removal of Nanoparticle Foulants from MF Filtrate Using Electropositive Filter Cartridges: Assessment of Improvements in Process Performance”, 26th Annual WateReuse Symposium, September 11-14, 2011, Phoenix, AZ.
  5. Henry, C. and Brant, J.A., “Fouling of Microfiltration Membranes by Buckminsterfullerene (C60) Nanoparticles: Mechanisms and Cleaning Protocol Development”, 2010 AWWA Water Quality Technology Conference and Exposition, November 14-18, 2010, Savannah, GA.
  6. Henry, C. and Brant, J.A., “Manufactured and Anthropogenic Nanoparticle Fouling of Microfiltration Membranes”, 25th Annual WateReuse Symposium, September 12-15, 2010, Washington D.C.
  7. Kwan, P.K., Brant, J.A., Daisy, C., and Tirado, K., “Look Mom, No Backwash Pumps! - Evaluation of a New Type of Membrane for Water Reuse”, Water Environment Federation – Membrane Applications Conference, June 6-9, 2010, Anaheim, CA.
  8. Brant, J.A., Daniel, U., and Kwan, P., Pilot-Scale Evaluation of Chemical Cleaning Formulations for Organic and Biologically Fouled Microfiltration Membranes, AWWA Water Quality Technology Conference (WQTC), November 15-19, 2009, Seattle, WA.
  9. M.R. Wiesner, M.R., Hotze, E.M., Brant, J.A., and B. Espinasse. B., “Nanomaterials as possible contaminants: the fullerene example”, MICROPOL & ECOHAZARD 5th IWA Specialised Conference on Assessment and Control of Micropollutants / Hazardous Substances in Water, June 17-20, 2007, Frankfurt/Main, Germany
  10. Brant, J.A., Robichaud, C.O., Espinasse, B., Hotze, E.M., Wiesner, M.R., “Factors influencing fullerenol characteristics and stability in water”, Particle Separation, July 9-12, 2007, Toulouse, France.
  11. Espinasse, B., Brant, J.A., Robichaud, C., Wiesner, M.R., Mobility of colloidal C60 aggregates in porous media: specific effect of ions, ionic strength and organic matter, Particle Separation, July 9-12, 2007, Toulouse, France.
  12. Robichaud, C.O., Brant, J.A., Espinasse, B., Hotze, E.M., Wiesner, M.R., “Assessing the Relative Risk of Fullerenes and their Derivatives: Practical Application of an Insurance Industry Protocol”, Particle Separation, July 9-12, 2007, Toulouse, France.
  13. Brant, J.A., Labille, J., Bottero, J.-V., and Wiesner, M.R., “Comparative characteristics of aqueous suspensions of fullerene nanoclusters produced through different techniques” , 230th ACS National Meeting, Aug 28-Sept 1, 2005, Washington, DC.
  14. Labille, J., Brant, J.A., Villieras, F., Rose, J., Wiesner, M.R., and Bottero, J.-V., “Colloidal Stability of Fullerene C60 in Water: Effect of Ionic Strength and Organic Matter”, International Workshop on Fullerenes and Atomic Clusters, June 27-July 1, 2005, St. Petersburg, Russia.
  15. Brant, J.A., Wiesner, M.R., and Childress, A.E., “Low-Fouling Membranes: Evaluating Performance from a Thermodynamic Perspective”, 2004 American Water Works Association Membrane Technology Conference and Exposition, March 6-9, 2005, Phoenix, Arizona.
  16. Tsui, E.M., Cortalezzi, M.M., Brant, J.A., and Wiesner, M.R., “Characterization of Ceramic Membranes by Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy”, 2004 American Water Works Association Membrane Technology Conference and Exposition, March 6-9, 2005, Phoenix, Arizona.
  17. Mortenson, E.R., Cath, T.Y., Brant, J.A., Dennett, K.E., and Childress, A.E., “Evaluation of Strategies to Reduce Loadings of Total Dissolved Solids from the Truckee Meadows Water Reclamation Facility to the Truckee River”, 2004 American Water Works Association Membrane Technology Conference and Exposition, March 6-9, 2005, Phoenix, Arizona.


Book Chapters:

  1. Brant, J.A., Sajtar, E., and Bagley, D.M. (2010). Chapter 13 - Ion Exchange and Membrane Treatment Processes for Produced Waters from Oil and Gas Development (Invited). In: K.J. Reddy. (ed.) Coalbed Natural Gas: Energy and Environment, Nova Science Publishers, New York. pp 511.
  2. Brant, J.A. (2010). Chapter 5 - Fullerol Clusters, In: K.D. Sattler (ed.) Handbook of Nanophysics: Clusters and Fullerenes, Taylor & Francis Publisher (CRC Press), pp 909.
  3. Brant, J.A. and Kauffman, G., Water Resources and Environmental Depth Reference Manual for the Civil PE Exam 1st Edition, Professional Publications, Inc., expected publication May 1, 2009.
  4. Brant, J.A., Labille, J., Jean-Yves Bottero, J.-Y., and Wiesner, M.R., “Nanoparticle Fate and Transport in the Environment”, Environmental Nanotechnology Applications and Impacts of Nanomaterials, McGraw Hill (2007).
  5. Rose, J., Thill A., Brant, J.A., Labille, J., Jean-Yves Bottero, J.-Y., and Wiesner, M.R., “Methods for structural and chemical characterization of nanomaterials”, Environmental Nanotechnology Applications and Impacts of Nanomaterials, McGraw Hill (2007).
  6. Brant, J.A. and Childress, A.E., “Low-Fouling Membranes: Evaluating Performance from a Thermodynamic Perspective”, Membrane Treatment for Drinking Water and Reuse Applications: A Compendium of Peer-Reviewed Papers, AWWA Publications (2006).


Reports:

  • "Evaluation of the Dynamic Energy Consumption of Advanced Water and Wastewater Treatment Technologies", Report to the America Water Works Association Research Foundation, 2007
  • "Characterization of Particles in Filter Effluents", Report to the America Water Works Association Research Foundation and US Environmental Protection Agency, 2007
  • "Characterization of the Hydrophobicity of Polymeric Reverse Osmosis and Nanofiltration Membranes: Implications to Membrane Fouling", Phase 2 Final Report to U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Desalination Research and Development Program for Agreement No. 98-FC-81-0057, May 2002.
  • "Characterization of the Hydrophobicity of Polymeric Reverse Osmosis and Nanofiltration Membranes: Implications to Membrane Fouling", Phase 1 Final Report to U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Desalination Research and Development Program for Agreement No. 98-FC-81-0057, May 2000.

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