UF Solid Waste Professor Receives Part of $6M Grant

Dr. Timothy Townsend is the Jones Edmunds Professor of Solid Waste Management at the University of Florida (UF) Department of Environmental Engineering Sciences. Dr. Townsend has been working with the Jones Edmunds team on research since 1994 through the endowment of a chair dedicated to advancing solid waste management as well as solid waste management projects through his firm Innovative Waste Consulting Services.

The knowledge obtained in this research at UF benefits our clients with the technology transfer of recent innovations in solid waste to real-world applications. His work for graduate students brings real-life application of research through studies of waste decomposition, leachate recirculation, landfill settlement, landfill gas production, groundwater contamination, e-waste management, recycling, and other impacts of wastes on the landfill environment.

Dr. Townsend has received part of a $6M grant from the Environmental Protection Agency to study PFAS at landfills and their role. He is featured on UF’s Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering site where he discusses the focus of the research study.

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