SPAWAR: Capacitive Deionization Water Treatment 71-3001
SDSU Research Foundation - San Diego, CA

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This Statement of Work covers the need for the services of a college student(s) to provide technical and/or analytical support in the field of chemistry for the Capacitive Deionization (CD I) project. The purpose of this project is to evaluate the capacity of the CDI system for treatment of water to drinking water levels. Technical efforts shall consist on either use water from the laboratory, from DoD installations, or seawater, with sporadic spiking of the water with contaminants of concern, and to have this water treated by the CDI system. Metal and other contaminants shall be measured in the water before and after treatment as a measurement of the capacity of the CDI system to remove these contaminants. The benchmark is to have treated water at drinking levels accepted by the US Environmental Protection Agency.

Minimum Qualifications

Undergraduate Level 3: Senior level majoring in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering.

Required Course Work:
Student must be enrolled or completed upper division chemistry.
Must have course work in Analytical Chemistry.
Completion of sophomore level chemistry laboratory course.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Ability to assist with reviewing, analyzing and documenting specific operational procedures, and/or performing feasibility studies, as well as data compilation and reduction; conducting treatment experiments and measurements, analyses, tests and evaluation (including preparation of waters for treatment by the CDI system, and sampling prior and after treatment following trace metal-clean techniques); preparation of samples for analysis by Inductively Coupled Plasma with detection by Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS) (including acidification of samples, preparation of adequate dilutions of samples, preparation and running ofiCP-MS analysis); performing literature searches and reviews; compiling and cataloging background material; and/or preparing summaries and bibliographies; submitting monthly Status Reports and Bi-Weekly Time Reports in accordance with basic contract CDRL.

Standard Requirements

This description incorporates the most typical duties performed. It is recognized that other related duties not specifically mentioned may also be performed. The ability to report to work on time; follow directions from a supervisor; interact effectively with co-workers; understand and follow posted work rules and procedures; accept constructive criticism; for managers and supervisory personnel to lead and manage others; and to maintain a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a manner so that you get along with customers, clients, co-workers and management.

Preferred Education/Certifications

Preferred Experience/Special Skills

Willing to learn in sampling and analysis of environmentall samples using trace metalclean techniques.
Experience working in laboratory environments and with laboratory teclmiques.

Working Conditions

Due to the regulations established by the Department of Defense, only US Citizens may qualify.

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