Natural Photochemically Mediated Destruction of Contaminants in Rivers and Lakes of the Calumet Area

Major Goals and Objectives

  • Identify specific radicals and other reactive species that are photochemically generated in water bodies of the Calumet Watershed
  • Quantify the rates of generation of such species
  • Relate the rates of active species generation to the water composition
  • Develop a general protocol for carrying out such studies
  • Develop a predictive model for the observed phenomena
  • Identify implications and impacts of the findings

Research Information

Principal Investigator:
Gary Peyton
Initiation Date:
Completion Date:
Illinois State Water Survey


Gary Peyton
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