• University of Massachusetts, B.S. Zoology
• College of William and Mary, M.A. Marine Science
• Kent State University, Master of Public Health
• “Method and apparatus for reducing the mineral scaling potential of
water used in a heated appliance” USPTO 9,061,924
• “Water Treatment Method and Apparatus” PCT US/11/41450 (Application)
• Water Quality Association
o Award of Merit 2018
o Certified Master Water Specialist, Chair of Water Sciences Committee, Government Affairs
Committee, Public Health Advisory Board, active participation in numerous technical task forces
• American Water Works Association
• Aquacultural Engineering Society
• World Aquaculture Society
• Brotman, Mark J. (2017). Reduction of Strontium with Residential Ion Exchange Water Softeners. Proceedings of the Kent State University Graduate Research Symposium, Kent, Ohio.
• Brotman, Mark J., and Mason, Samuel A. (2005). A comparison of wastes produced by arsenic removal by adsorptive media versus coagulation with high rate filtration. Proceedings of the National Groundwater Association's Naturally Occurring Contaminants Conference, San Antonio, Texas.
• Brotman, Mark J. (2004). Recirculating aquaculture systems for tropical islands. Proceedings of the World Aquaculture Society meeting, Honolulu, Hawaii.
• Brotman, Mark J. (2003). Meeting the Arsenic Challenge with POU and POE. Proceedings of the Water Quality Association annual convention, Chicago, Illinois.
• Brotman, Mark J. et al (2001). Arsenic Guidebook. Kinetico Incorporated, Newbury, Ohio.
• Brotman, Mark J. (1999). The Northern Marianas College Aquaculture Extension Program. Aquaponics Journal, (13)9/10.
• Brotman, Mark J. (1992). A comparison of three gear types at two locations for the final grow-out of the bay scallop, Argopecten irradians irradians, on Virginia's Eastern Shore. Journal of Shellfish Research, 11(1).
As Senior Research Scientist and member of Kinetico’s Innovation group, Mark Brotman is relied upon
to research and develop point-of-use, whole house and municipal drinking water treatment equipment.
His research of water treatment equipment includes theory, experimental design, test rig construction,
data analysis, reporting, and presentations to internal and external stakeholder groups. Mark gives
seminars on the nature of specific contaminants and their treatment, and supports individual dealers,
technical service departments and other divisions with focused research and guidance on water issues.
Brotman actively supports water development projects in Central America and Africa with site visits and
Prior to Kinetico, Brotman worked as Acting Associate Director for Research at the Northern Marianas
College on Saipan, having starting there as Aquaculturist, Research and Extension. Brotman served as
the Northern Marianas’ Supervisor of Fisheries Research and Management Section for the Department
of Lands and Natural Resources, where he began as a Fisheries Biologist III. Brotman’s career includes
the Peace Corps as a teacher and Fisheries Advisor in Western Samoa.
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