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498 Seventh Ave, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10018

(212) 539-7000

Nicole Blute, PhD, PE

Vice President

Nicole Blute, PhD, PE

Nicole is Hazen's Director of Drinking Water Process Technology, specializing in drinking water treatment and system planning for regulatory compliance. She is an expert in drinking water treatment and system planning, particularly for impaired groundwater and PFAS, and a leader in chromium-6 treatment, having led over a decade of technology testing forming the basis for the Best Available Technologies set by California. Nicole has also managed three desalination post-treatment stabilization evaluations and designed and managed more than a dozen pilot and bench-scale projects to assess technology performance, corrosion control, and chloramine stability.

Areas of Expertise
• Project management
• Water quality and treatment
• Groundwater treatment
• Advanced treatment
• Operational optimization
• Source water integration
• Distribution system water quality
• Control of disinfection byproducts
• Corrosion control and stabilization
• Investigative evaluations
• Bench, pilot, and demonstration testing
Professional Activities
American Water Works Association (AWWA), Water Science and Research Division Trustee, Water Science Journal Associate Editor, CA-NV Recycled Water Committee
Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
PhD, Environmental Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
BS, Environmental Science, University of Rochester
AA, Chemistry, University of Rochester
Professional Engineer (PE)