Clemson University (2017) Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Engineering.
Clemson University (2013) Masters of Science in Environmental Engineering.
Harvey Mudd College (2011) Bachelors of Science in Engineering.


Partlan, Erin. (2017). Superfine powdered activated carbon (S-PAC) coupled with microfiltration for the removal of trace organics in drinking water treatment. Thesis. Clemson University.

Partlan, E., et al. (2015). Effect of bead milling on chemical and physical characteristics of activated carbons pulverized to superfine sizes. Water Research.

Amaral, P., Partlan, E., et al. (2016). Superfine powdered activated carbon (S-PAC) coatings on microfiltration membranes: Effects of milling time on contaminant removal and flux. Water Research.

Partlan, Erin. (2013). Dissolved Carbon Dioxide for Scale Removal in Reverse Osmosis. Thesis. Clemson University.


Partlan, E., Amaral, P., Brown, M., Ladner, D.A. Microfiltration Membranes Coated with Superfine Powdered Activated Carbon (S-PAC) For The Removal Of Trace Contaminants. AWWA Annual Conference and Exposition (ACE), Chicago, IL (June, 2016).

Partlan, E., Li, M., Ayerle, P., Ladner, D.A. Membrane Filtration of Colloidal Activated Carbon: Considerations for Optimization of Head Loss Reduction and Small Molecule Adsorption. Membrane Technology Conference & Exposition (MTC), San Antonio, TX (February, 2016).

Partlan, E., Davis, K., Ren, Y., Apul, O., Mefford, O.T., Karanfil, T., Ladner, D.A. Effects of Bead Milling on Activated Carbon Characteristics: Trends in Superfine PAC. Water Quality Technology Conference (WQTC), Salt Lake City, UT (November, 2015).

Partlan, E., Ladner, D.A. Superfine carbon and microfiltration for adsorption of trace contaminants: Effects of water quality, chemical addition, and system configuration. South Carolina Environmental Conference (SCEC), Myrtle Beach, SC (March, 2015).

Partlan, E., Matsui, Y., Ladner, D.A. Aggregation of Superfine Carbon for Improved Filtration Performance. Membrane Technology Conference and Exposition (MTC), Orlando, FL (March, 2015).

Partlan, E., Ladner, D.A. Removal of Inorganic Scales from Reverse Osmosis Membranes using Dissolved CO2. Membrane Technology Conference and Exposition (MTC), Las Vegas, NV (March, 2014).