Contact Info


Mail Address:

18 Marston Hall
Dept of CEE
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003

Office Location:

Elab II, room 312


Arianne BazilioArianne Bazilio



M.S. Environmental Engineering, UMass - Amherst, Feb 2013

B.S. Chemical & Biological Engineering with a minor in Mathematics, NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering, New York, Jan 2009

Current PhD Research

I am currently studying the formation of disinfection byproducts when pre-oxidation is employed for the removal of dissolved iron and manganese in drinking water sources. My research focuses on the impact of manganese oxide coated media on the reaction between free chlorine and natural organic matter present in the water. In connection with this research, I am participating in the following externally-funded project:


MS Research

I studied the fate of key non-regulated disinfection by-products in drinking water distribution systems. My MS research focused on the bio-degradation of these compounds within the systems. As a part of the project, we also used an existing continuous flow biofiltration pilot system to explore biodegradation of the target DBPs, and to help in isolating organisms that are capable of utilizing these compounds. In connection with this research, I participated in the following externally-funded project: