Surface Science Western has participated in a large variety of environmental-based research studies, with an emphasis on minerals and mineral processing, green technologies, new materials development, and contamination problems.
Improving mining and mineral processing to minimize the environmental impact
Examination and identification of polymers in solar cells
Improving the longevity of weathering steel on bridges
Identification of biofilms on surfaces
Identification of soap in water systems
Characterization and identification of particles and dust on filters in ventilation systems
Checking for heavy metals in components, e.g. lead, chromate, arsenic