The Process and Water Quality Specialists
Emily Owens-Bennett has a B.A. in Geology and Environmental Studies from Whitman College and an M.S. in Environmental Engineering from Michigan Technological University. Ms. Owens-Bennett is a registered Civil Engineer in the State of California. As part of her master’s degree, she spent three years as a United States Peace Corps Volunteer, working on the implementation of rural community watexr and sanitation solutions in East Timor and the Republic of Palau. Since joining Trussell Technologies in 2009, Ms. Owens-Bennett has been involved in projects addressing seawater desalination through the use of UF/RO and the application of preformed chloramines, implementation of rigorous water quality monitoring programs aimed at demonstrating regulatory compliance for future full-scale facilities, characterization and laboratory investigation of solids in a brine wastewater matrix, a study of the seawater quality impacts of red tides and stormwater inputs, pilot project field monitoring and water quality analyses, sampling and maintenance of soil columns replicating groundwater water quality and contaminant attenuation (synthetic organic compounds, microbes, nutrients, etc.), a five month contract working directly for a water district in the capacity of water quality and compliance supervisor, routine laboratory water quality analyses associated with a variety of water and wastewater treatment applications, investigation and pilot treatment of groundwater odor issues, bench-scale testing of advanced oxidation processes (solution ozone test and collimated beam testing), and the development of point-of-use (POU) water treatment technologies.
Ms. Owens-Bennett is a member of the California Water Environment Association.