Dr. Tarun Anumol

Tarun Anumol





University of Arizona, Ph.D., Environmental Engineering, 2010-2014

Carnegie Mellon University, M.S., Civil & Environmental Engineering, 2009-2010

Anna University, B.Tech., Chemical Engineering, 2005-2009


Dr. Anumol is currently a post-doctoral research associate in the Snyder research labs. His research revolves around the fate and attenuation of emerging organic contaminants (EOCs) like pharmaceuticals, hormones and industrial products in water. He has experience operating bench and pilot scale advanced treatment systems include ozone, UV, and granular activated carbon (GAC) for evaluation of treatment efficacy in water treatment. Other research includes transformation of polyfluorinated compounds on advanced oxidation in natural waters and development of spectrophotometric surrogate models to predict EOC removal by GAC in wastewater using rapid small-scale column studies.

He is also largely involved in development of sensitive analytical techniques for quantification of EOCs in the environment. He has experience operating LC, GC, IC, MS/MS, and Q-TOF instrumentation. Dr. Anumol is involved as a member of several research organizations and has presented his work at ACS, SETAC, AWWA-WQTC, Water Reuse and Desalination conferences.  He is currently the co-chair of the academic research topics session at the National Environmental Monitoring Conference (NEMC). Using his expertise in LC-MS/MS, he has collaborated on several projects with Pharmacy and the medical school looking at drug transformations and metabolites in urine, blood, plasma and serum among others.


Ongoing Research:

  • Treatment efficiency of POU devices
  • Economical evaluation of centralized systems vs POU’s
  • Emerging contaminant removal by Granular Activated Carbon (GAC)
  • Removal of PFC’s by Advanced Oxidation Processes
  • Real time monitoring of surrogate water quality parameters for Advanced Oxidation Processes


Analytical Instrumentation

  • Liquid Chromatograph- Mass Spectrometer (LC-MS/MS)
  • Liquid Chromatograph- Fluorescence Detector (LC-FLD)
  • Liquid Chromatograph – Diode Array Detector (LC-DAD)
  • Autotrace
  • UV-Vis Spectrophotometer
  • Fluorometer
  • TOC Analyzer
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