Benay Akyon

PhD Student

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Civil & Environmental Engineering


Pitt-CIRTL Associate


  • PhD in Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, Anticipated Summer 2016
  • B.S. in Environmental Engineering, Middle East Technical University, 2012

Research Interests

  • Biological treatment of produced water from hydraulic fracturing using biofilm treatment approaches
  • Biosorption of organic and inorganic constituents of concern in high salinity wastewaters
  • Next generation sequencing for further understanding of biofilm microbial communities

Wastewater Biological Treatment