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Harmita Golwala​



Gujarat, India



M.S. Environmental engineering, University of Southern California, 2021

B.E. Environmental Engineering, Marwadi University (India), 2018


Degree In Progress 

PhD Environmental Engineering

Current Research

Evaluating and improving an efficacy of Anaerobic membrane bioreactor to enhance agricultural water reclamation while mitigating antibiotic resistance and microplastics


Journal Publications

  1. Golwala, H., Saha, B., Zhang, X., Bolyard, S.C., He, Z., Novak, J.T., Deng, Y., Brazil, B., DeOrio, F., Iskander, S.M.* 2022. Advancement and challenges in municipal landfill leachate treatment – the path forward! link

  2. Golwala, H., Zhang, X., Iskander, S.M.*, Smith, A. L.* 2021. Solid Waste: An Overlooked Source of Microplastic to the Environment. Science of the Total Environment, 769, 144587. link

Conference presentations

  1. Golwala H., Smith A.L. Fate of Antibiotic Resistance Genes and Microplastics during Anaerobic Membrane Bioreactor Treatment of Low-Strength Wastewater. IWA AD17 Biogas+ Beyond, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, USA, June 2022.

  2. Golwala H., Gupta A., Gautam S., Dhir A., Roy K. S. Assessment of air quality for on-road and off- road sited in Rajkot City. International Conference on Waste Management (Recycle 2018), Indian Institutes of Technology Guwahati (IITG), India, February 2018.

  3. Golwala, H., Arora, A. S. In-situ bioremediation of hexavalent chromium contaminated groundwater using Bio augmentation. 2nd International Conference on Chemical Industry (ICCI 2017), Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (PDPU), India, August 2017.

Fun Facts 

Harmita loves reading spiritual books, playing badminton, cooking various vegan dishes and doing meditation in her leisure time. 


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