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Robert Reimers

Professor Emeritus

Robert Reimers

Education & Affiliations

PhD, Environmental and Water Resources Engineering, Vanderbilt University
Graduate Studies, Environmental Health Engineering Austin, Texas
MA, Chemistry, University of Texas
BA , Chemistry, Cornell College Mount Vernon, Iowa


Dr. Robert Reimers is professor emeritus in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences. He worked as an environmental engineer and applied chemist specializing in natural resource management including residuals management and toxic/hazardous waste management. 

His research has assessed, developed or enhanced various techniques for over 55 industries, consulting firms and government agencies. This research has been a result of over 80 grants and contracts yielding over 140 papers, 170 presentations and 120 technical reports.

Dr. Reimers has been active with various professional organizations, specifically Water Environment Federation (WEF), International Water Association, American Water Works Association, The New York Academy of Science, Louisiana Academy of Sciences, and Fellow in American Institute of Chemists. He is past-chairman of WEF Disinfection Committee and co-chairman of Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation, along with chairing many symposiums, specialty conferences and preconference workshops for WEF.

Research Areas

  • Biosolids treatment, disinfection, stabilization and reuse
  • Industrial residual product development
  • Innovative process development
  • Usage of applied-fields to enhance existing processes and development chemical blends and other constituents for control of odors and sanitization


Review some of Dr. Reimers' publications at this NCBI link