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K-State Today

July 12, 2016



Geology faculty member presents keynote and represents department with students at recent conferences

By Saugata Datta

Saugata Datta, professor of geology, was the keynote speaker at the Arsenic 2016 Congress-Sixth International Congress on Arsenic in the Environment, June 19-23, in Stockholm, Sweden. Datta presented "Understanding the relation of As and Mn biogeochemistry within Fe-rich sediments in southeast Asian aquifers." 

Datta, with graduate student Michelle Berube and undergraduate student Kaho Okayama, also presented at the 26th Goldschmidt Conference June 26-July 1 in Yokohama, Japan. 

Several presentations were made, including "Geochemical Controls on Arsenic Release into Groundwater from Sediment: In Relation to Existence of a Natural Reactive Barrier" and "Nitrate Contamination and Remediation in Shallow Aquifers — Near the Farmer's Elevator Company in Sylvan Grove, KS, USA."