Research group in August 2017

Research group in August 2017


The Alessi Research Group is curious, engaged, and active in furthering our understanding of the water cycle in unconventional energy recovery and the surface chemistry of materials including biochar, microbes, minerals, and sediments.

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Driving Questions

How can the water cycle of unconventional energy development be improved to minimize environmental impacts and responsibly manage development?

 What are the underlying mechanisms by which environmental surfaces, including minerals and bacteria, control the mobility of nutrients and contaminants in the subsurface and water bodies?

What role can biochar play in water treatment technologies, soil amendment, and carbon sequestration?

Recent News

May 29, 2018 - Looking for lithium in all the right places. - University of Alberta

May 29, 2018 - E3 Metals achieves fast & efficient concentration of lithium from its petro-lithium brine. - Newswire

April 10, 2018 - E3 Metals Receives Federal Government Grant for Expanded Lithium Extraction Technology Research with the University of Alberta. - FSCWire