Dr. Yoon’s research focuses on water and wastewater treatment to remove conventional/emerging inorganic and organic contaminants including natural organic matter, perchlorate, chromate, endocrine disrupting compounds, and pharmaceutical compounds from surface and ground waters. For this research, advanced treatment technologies such as membrane, ozone, UV, and activated carbon have been studied. Additional research interests include nanotechnologies/nanomaterials combined with advanced water treatment techniques for micropollutant removal from waters.
Research funds have been obtained by NSF, US Department of Agriculture, National Research Foundation (South Korea), The Ministry of Environment (South Korea), The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport (South Korea), industry (GS E&C), and others.
Areas of research interest at the University of South Carolina, but are not limited to the following:
• Synthesis and characterization of innovative nano-materials (graphene oxide-based nanomaterials, metal-organic frameworks, and MXenes) for water & wastewater treatment applications
• Application of innovative nano-materials in physical and chemical processes including membrane filtration, adsorption, and sonodegracation for water and wastewater treatment
• Determination of fate and transport of contaminants of emerging concern during oxidation and by-products estrogenicity
• Transport of nano-materials during water and wastewater treatment processes Indirect/direct reuse of treated wastewater
• Associate Editor of Chemosphere from 2018 - Present
• Associate Editor of Water Science and Technology from 2009 - Present
• International Editorial Advisory Board of Environmental Engineering Research from 2014 - Present
• Editorial Board Chemosphere from 2015 - 2017
“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.”
― Albert Einstein
“Research is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep publishing.”
― Yeomin Yoon