Dr. Bill Batchelor, Professor
Texas A&M University
Phone: 979-845-1304
Fax: 979-862-1542


Dr. Bill Batchelor is a Professor and Holder of the R.P. Gregory ’32 Chair in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University. He earned bachelors and masters degrees from Rice University (1971, 1974) and a doctorate from Cornell University (1976). He has been employed as an assistant, associate and full professor at Texas A&M University since 1976 while being active as a teacher and researcher in environmental engineering. His major research focus has been on developing innovative treatment methods for water, wastewater and hazardous wastes (http://batchelor.tamu.edu/bill/research.htm). These processes include development of advanced reduction processes for oxidized contaminants, use of novel adsorbent/reactants for removal of mercury, arsenic and selenium; the ultra-high lime and ultra-high lime with aluminum processes for removal of scalants from recycled cooling water and desalination brines; abiotic dechlorination with iron compounds in natural and engineered systems; degradative solidification/stabilization for containment and destruction of halogenated organics; reduction of oxidized contaminants with titanium electrodes; and autotrophic denitrification with elemental sulfur. He has published over seventy-five articles in refereed journals as well as many other publications in books and proceedings (http://batchelor.tamu.edu/bill/publications.htm). His research incorporates both experimental and modeling activities and is integrated with graduate and undergraduate education. He has held the Arthur McFarland Professorship and the R.P. Gregory ’32 Chair and has been recognized for outstanding teaching and research by the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering, the Dwight Look College of Engineering, the Texas Engineering Experiment Station, the Water Pollution Control Federation, and the Association of Environmental Engineering Professors.

2012 Growing Texas Conference

October 3: Texas Water Panel, Technological Challenges and Opportunities

Texas faces major challenges in providing economically-priced water in sufficient quantity to support a growing population and economy. No single approach will meet this challenge, so a variety of different methods will be employed. Successful applications of many these strategies require application of appropriate technologies, some of which are not currently available. This presentation will discuss a number of strategies including developing new supplies, improving use efficiency of existing supplies and conservation. In each case, a discussion will be presented of the roles of technologies such as water treatment, system optimization, and water quality monitoring and modeling. Some research in these areas on campus will be highlighted.