Position: 
Assistant Professor
Address: 
STEPS Building, Room 336
1 West Packer Ave.
Bethlehem, PA 18015

Phone Number: 
(610) 758-2593
John T. Fox

Areas of Research

Engineering Processes for Enhanced Sustainability
Water and Wastewater Treatment
Pollution Prevention Technologies
Materials Characterization
Air Pollution Treatment and Prevention
Solid Waste Treatment and Reuse

Profile

John Fox’s research group focuses on preventing pollution from industrial activities and advancing water treatment technologies. Ongoing projects investigate; the modification and use of biomaterials to prevent or treat air pollution, industrial waste reclamation process technologies for value-added resources, and developing materials with novel properties for water treatment applications. Fox is a member of the American Foundry Society Pollution Prevention Committee and a member of the engineering honor society Tau Beta Pi.

 

Teaching and Service

At the undergraduate level, Dr. Fox teaches courses in Fundamentals of Air Pollution, Environmental Water Chemistry, and Environmental Engineering Design. His Hazardous Waste Treatment and Management class is offered at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

 

Selected Publications

Fox, J.T., Huang, H., Cannon, F.S., Brown, N.R., “Comparison of a new, green foundry binder with conventional foundry binders,” International Journal of Adhesion and Adhesives, Volume 34, April 2012, Pages 38-45.  doi.org/10.1016/j.ijadhadh.2011.11.011

Huang, H., Fox, J.T., Cannon, F. S. and S. Komarneni, “In-situ growth of silicon carbide nanowires from anthracite surfaces”, Ceramics International, Vol. 37 (3), April 2011, Pages 1063-1072. doi.org/10.1016/j.ceramint.2010.11.022

Huang, H., Fox, J.T., Cannon, F. S. and S. Komarneni, Voigt, R. C., Kulik, J., Furness, J., “Binding Waste Anthracite Fines with Si-Containing Materials as an Alternative Fuel for Foundry Cupola Furnaces,” Environ. Sci. Technol., 2011, 45 (7), pp 3062–3068.
doi.org/10.1021/es102684k

Fox, J.T., Cannon, F.S., Voigt, R.C., Furness, J.C., Headington, F., Coan, D., Lewallen, S.; “Waste Green Sand to Core Sand Reclamation, Demonstration via Casting Study, with Simultaneous Clay Recovery and AO Benefits,”  Transactions of the American Foundry Society, Volume 116, 2008.

Fox, J.T., Cannon, F.S., Voigt, R.C., Furness, J.C., Goudzwaard, J.E., Wosoba, M., Smith, P.B.; “Decreased Bond Consumption by Processing Baghouse Dust through Ultrasonic-Cavitation-Settling  coupled to Advanced Oxidation.”  Transactions of the American Foundry Society, Volume 116, 2008.

Fox, J.T., Cannon, F.S., Furness, J.C., Smith, P., Lewallen, S, Goudzwaard, J., “Simultaneous Bond and Sand Reclamation using Advanced Oxidation, Induced Particle Collision and Discretionary Settling.” Transactions of the American Foundry Society, Volume 115, 2007.

Education

Ph.D., Environmental Engineering, Pennsylvania State University
M.S., Environmental Engineering, Pennsylvania State University
B.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Virginia Military Institute