NAWI Executive Director Peter Fiske is quoted in an article about the uphill battle to overcome the “yuck” factor associated with reused water. The article looks into challenges associated with the social acceptance of water reuse, including public health concerns. Read the article.
NAWI Executive Director Peter Fiske is quoted in an article about an emerging sustainable water use strategy focused on extreme decentralization of water and wastewater, also known as distributed water systems, or on-site or premise recycling. Read the article.
An article published in the Tech and Science Post features NAWI-supported research that analyzed low-salt-rejection reverse osmosis (LSSRO), an emerging membrane-based desalination technology for concentrating brines with potentially lower energy consumption and cost than thermally driven processes. The study results, published in Desalination, present the results of a thorough techno-economic assessment of the performance of LSSRO using WaterTAP. Read the article and read the publication.
An article published in Water Online describes the results of a study led by Professor Menachem Elimelech, Sterling Professor of Environmental and Chemical Engineering at Yale University. The multi-institutional team of researchers conducted a combination of experiments and computer simulations to better understand the physics involved in reverse osmosis. The study may lead to more effective uses of reverse osmosis. Read the article and read the study.
TriplePundit published an article that highlights the selection of 12 new NAWI-supported projects aimed at increasing the efficiency of water desalination and reuse technologies. The article states that new solutions and public-private partnerships like the NAWI-supported projects dovetail with the new United Nations 2023 World Water Development Report, which calls for a renewed focus on collaboration, partnerships, new technologies, and the sharing of data and information.
An article in the International Desalination Association Global Connections quarterly magazine features a mobile direct potable reuse (DPR) demonstration system that purifies municipal wastewater for potable use. The trailer is the result of a collaboration between the Colorado Springs Utilities, Colorado School of Mines (part of the NAWI Alliance), and Carollo Engineers. The trailer uses advanced treatment technologies to destroy pathogens and trap and remove contaminants. Read the article.
NAWI Executive Director Peter Fiske talks about the promise of developing and implementing small water “washing machines”. He tells writer Thor Benson why they would be easy to permit, quick to build, and wouldn’t have to move water out of the area they operate in. Read the article in Popular Science.
NAWI Executive Director Peter S. Fiske writes about what we must do to address the mounting water crisis.