PROJECTS

PROTOTYPE

MD-solar thermal energy

We are optimizing a prototype of direct contact membrane distillation (membrane area 500 cm^2) coupled with solar thermal energy.

RESEARCH

Green walls

We are studying and implementing a nature based-solution for the treatment of greywater (wastewater from sinks, showers, and appliances) using green walls.

PROTOTYPE

Humidity harvesting

We are optimizing a prototype for the generation of freshwater from atmospheric humidity using solar energy.

DEVICES

Environmental sensors

We are designing sensor chips based on Raman or on small cantilevers for fast quantification of specific contaminants and for detection of trace contaminants, respectively.

PROTOTYPE

Cavitation reactor

We are optimizing a prototype of a hydrodynamic cavitation reactor for advanced oxidation and for inactivation of pathogens.

RESEARCH

Water-energy nexus

We are conducting a study to estimate the self-consistency of the energy-water system based on current and future scenarios of water treatment technology portfolios.

RESEARCH

Reduced fouling

We are studying and implementing fluid dynamics strategies to reduce fouling in membrane-based treatment processes.

PHD

Desalination

"Water Desalination: Processes, Materials, and the Future", spring semester: thermal and membrane-based technol. for desalination, mass and heat transport, energy needs and environmental issues.