Research progress in energy-efficient water desalination of nontraditional water sources has been hindered by the absence of accessible water treatment data, a lack of standardized methods for assessing technology performance or the benefits of technology innovation, and minimal systems-level analytical research and tools. The NAWI Data Modeling and Analysis (DMA) Topic Area is a central, strategic, and non-biased service to NAWI that uses analysis and innovative tools to align research across all NAWI Topic Areas.
The DMA Topic Area focuses on enabling advanced water technology research by:
Providing a secure and publicly accessible data management system
Developing a standardized open-source analytical platform for consistently evaluating pipe parity of technologies treating non-traditional water sources
Providing innovative systems-level analyses and tool development.
AREAS OF RESEARCH
The DMA research is advancing science and understanding of water systems research through evaluation of topics such as:
How innovative water treatment technologies, treatment trains, and system designs could improve pipe parity performance of non-traditional water sources.
The impacts of water treatment technologies and systems-level improvements on a broader suite of economic, societal, and environmental metrics.
Foundational data and tool development that enables analytical research on water treatment systems.
For more information about NAWI’s DMA research topic, please contact NREL’s Jordan Macknick.