Thomas C. Granato

Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, USA

Thomas C. Granato, a native of Chicago, is the current Director of the Monitoring and Research (M&R) Department of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRDGC), where he has been employed since 1988. The MWRDGC provides wastewater collection and treatment and stormwater management services for Cook County Illinois, including the city of Chicago and 125 suburban communities. The MWRDGC service area includes 2250 square kilometers and services 5.5 million residents and hundreds of commercial and industrial customers. The M&R Department that Dr. Granato leads is currently comprised of 281 employees, and research is conducted on wastewater treatment processes, environmental microbiology and public health, aquatic ecology and water quality, and biosolids utilization and soil science. Dr. Granato holds a B.S. degree of science in agricultural science and an M.S. degree of Science in soil chemistry from the University of Illinois at Urbana, Champaign. He earned his Ph.D. degree in environmental soil science at the North Carolina State University. Dr. Granato currently serves on the external advisory board of the Illinois Water Resources Center, the Water Environment Research Foundation Research Council, and the National Biosolids Partnership Steering Committee. He is a past Managing Editor of Water Environment Research and is a Member of the Water Environment Federation, the American Chemical Society, the Soil Science Society of America, and the American Society of Agronomy.

Biography Updated on 2 January 2012

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