Environmental & Demilitarization Technology

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The Environmental and Demilitarization Technology Department in the Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Division at Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) develops and applies innovative technology to solve the environmental problems of industry and government. The department focuses on technology to assess environmental contamination; develops alternative production techniques and substitute materials to eliminate or minimize pollution of air, water, or soil; develops more cost effective techniques to clean up past environmental contamination; and performs custom chemical processing for the production of clean energy sources.

Michael MacNaughton, Ph.D., P.E., Acting Director

Environmental & Demilitarization Technology Technical Strengths

Benefiting government, industry and the public through innovative science and technology
Southwest Research Institute® (SwRI®), headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, is a multidisciplinary, independent, nonprofit, applied engineering and physical sciences research and development organization with 9 technical divisions.