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Civil and Architectural Engineering

College of Engineering and Applied Science

Jonathan A. Brant

Professor

Room 322A, Engineering Education and Research 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.


Jonathan A. Brant

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

Recent Publications

  1. Wu, T. and Brant, J.A., Magnetic Field Effects on pH and Electrical Conductivity: Implications for Water and Wastewater Treatment, Environmental Engineering Science, Accepted.
  2. Brant, J.A., Ruff, L. and Labille, J. Flocculation Into, and Resuspension of, Engineered Nanomaterials From Coagulated Sludges, Journal: Environmental Nanotechnology, Monitoring & Management, Vol. 12, 2019, 1-9.
  3. Henry, C. and Brant, J.A., Influence of Membrane Characteristics on Performance in Soil-Membrane-Water Subsurface Desalination Irrigation Systems Journal of Water Process Engineering, Vol. 32, 2019, 1-12.
  4. Li, M. and Brant, J.A., Effects of aluminogermanate imogolite nanotube orientation on mass transport across polyamide nanocomposite membranes, Journal of Membrane Science, Vol. 585, 2019, 38-51.
  5. Slomberg, S., Ollivier, P., Miche, H., Angeletti, B., Bruchet, A., Philibert, M., Brant, J.A., Nanoparticle Stability in Lake Water Shaped by Natural Organic Matter Properties and Presence of Particulate Matter, Science of the Total Environment, Vol. 656, 2019, 338-346.
  6. Brant, J.A., Marsh, A., and Bachman, S., Copper Recovery from Industrial Wastewater using DMSA Coated Magnetic Nanoparticles, Journal of Water Technology and Treatment Methods, Vol. 2 (1), 2019, 123-130.
  7. Shahabadi, S.M.S. and Brant, J.A., Bio-Inspired Superhydrophobic and Superoleophilic Nanofibrous Membranes for Non-Aqueous Solvent and Oil Separation from Water, Separation and Purification Technology, Vol. 210, 2019, 587-599.
  8. Li, M. and Brant, J.A., Synthesis of Polyamide Thin-Film Nanocomposite Membranes Using Surface Modified Imogolite Nanotubes, Journal of Membrane Science, 563, 2018, 664-675.
  9. Brant, J.A., Li, K., and Hegarty, J., Reducing the Scaling Potential of Oil and Gas Produced Waters with Integrated Accelerated Precipitation Softening and Microfiltration, Journal of Water Technology and Treatment Methods, Vol. 1 (4), 2018, 1-10.
  10. Henry, C., Brant, J.A., and Kellners, T., Water Transport Mechanisms for Salt-Rejecting Membranes Driven by Soil-Water Potentials, Journal of Membrane Science, Vol. 563, 2018, 107-114.


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”, 25thAnnual 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 1stEdition, 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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