The University of Toledo
Chemical and Environmental Engineering (MS 305)
3055 Nitschke Hall
1650 N Westwood Ave
Toledo, Ohio 43606-3390
1995 B.S. in Environmental Engineering, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL
1996 M.S. in Environmental Engineering, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL
2000 Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL
My research interests lie in the use of membrane filtration as a drinking water treatment process. Specifically, I do research to improve the efficiency (as measured by permeability, selectivity and fouling control) of membrane filtration through process improvements and post-synthesis surface modifications.
Chennamsetty R., and I. Escobar (2008). Evolution of a Polysulfone Nanofiltration Membrane following Ion Beam Irradiation, Langmuir, 24: 5569-5579.
Gullinkala T., and I. Escobar (2008). Controlled Graft Polymerization as a Tool for Membrane Surface Modification, Environmental Progress, 27 (2): 210-217.
Morão A., M.T.P. de Amorim, A. Lopes, I. Gonçalves, I. Escobar, J. Queiroz (2008). Characterization of ultrafiltration and nanofiltration membranes from rejections of neutral reference solutes using a model of asymmetric pores, Journal of Membrane Science, 319: 64-75.
Chennamsetty R., I. Escobar, and X. Xu (2006). Characterization of Commercial Water Treatment Membranes Modified via Ion Beam Irradiation. Desalination, 118: 203-212.
Escobar I., E. Hoek, C. Gabelich, F. DiGiano, Y. Le Gouellec, P. Berube, K. Howe, J. Allen, K. Atasi, M. Benjamin, P. Brandhuber, J. Brant, Y. Chang, M. Chapman, A. Childress, W. Conlon, T. Cooke, I. Crossley, G. Crozes, P. Huck, S. Kommineni, J. Jacangelo, A. Karimi, J. Kim, D. Lawler, Q. Li, L. Schideman, S. Sethi, J. Tobiason, T. Tseng, S. Veerapaneni, and A. Zander (2005). American Water Works Association Membrane Technology Research Committee Report: Membrane Fouling – Recent Advances and Research Needs. Journal American Water Works Association, 97 (8): 79-89.