David W. Larsen
Larsen received his B.S. degree from Dana College and his Ph.D.
from Northwestern University. He joined the UM-St. Louis faculty
in 1964, after one year as a research associate at Washington
Phone: (314) 516-5341
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Dr. Larsen's research interests are in environmental chemistry, especially
in the development of novel methods to treat hazardous waste including
"mixed" (radioactive) waste. Research areas of interest include
the preparation of activated char from coal and the regeneration of
spent activated carbon by special gasification techniques. Gasification
methods to treat mixed wastes containing oils, PCB's, dioxins, heavy
metals, and radionuclids are also of interest. The gasification methods
are applied to the treatment of effluent streams, sludges, and contaminated
"Noise cancellation in Fourier transform spectrophotometry".Larsen,
David W.; Xu, Zhi. U.S. Pat. Appl. Publ. 2007, 26pp.
Detector," D. W. Larsen and Z. Xu, US 7,268,881, patent
issued to The Curators of The University of Missouri, September 11, 2007.
Spectrophotometer," D. W. Larsen and Z. Xu, US 7,262,844.
patent issued to The Curators of The University of Missouri, August
of Ultra-Low-Noise Spectrophotometry for Analytical Applications," Z.
Xu and D. W. Larsen, Analytical Chemistry, 2005, 77, 6463.
W. Larsen, Z. Xu, and W. Garver, US
, patent issued to The Curators of the University of Missouri, May
Considerations in the Application of Reverse Mode Gasification to the
Destruction of Hazardous Substances, David W. Larsen, Michael D. Washington,
Stanley E. Manahan, Bradley Medcalf, and Frank E. Stary, Environmental
Science and Technology, 1999, 33, 1263.
"Analytical Characterization of an Industrial Waste Treated by Gasification".
Michael D. Washington, David W. Larsen, and Stanley E. Manahan, Environmental
Science and Technology, 1999, 32,