Carol Ptacek


Phone: 519-888-4567 ext. 32230

Location: EIT 5001

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Research interests

Dr. Carol Ptacek is a professor in the Department of Earth Sciences, University of Waterloo. She conducts research on a variety of topics in Contaminant Hydrogeology and Geochemistry, including studies on mechanisms controlling the fate and transport of metals, nutrients, pathogens, organic compounds in groundwater, and the development of passive methods for remediating contaminated groundwater. She conducts field and laboratory studies and complements these with numerical modelling techniques. Her current research focuses on passive groundwater remediation technologies, the release and transport of metals at northern mine sites, the fate of wastewater contaminants in shallow sand aquifers, and the fate of emerging contaminants in the environment.

Honours and awards

  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)/Conference Board of Canada, Synergy Award, 1999
University of Waterloo

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