- Disinfection by-product (DBP) treatment
- Drinking water waste and odor evaluation and treatment
- Water treatment process selection and design
Tom specializes in the selection, implementation and evaluation of water treatment technologies covering a wide range of water quality issues, including: control of disinfection by-products, inorganic contaminants, taste-and-odor causing compounds, and synthetic organic compounds.
He is currently serving on the Journal American Water Works Association Peer Review Editorial Board, and has held or is currently holding Chair of Vice Chair positions in various AWWA and IWA committees. Tom has served as peer reviewer for JAWWA, Water Science & Technology, and Water Research. He has also sat on the US EPA Small Business Innovation Research Drinking Water Evaluation Panel.