MD-solar thermal energy
We are optimizing a prototype of direct contact membrane distillation (membrane area 500 cm^2) coupled with solar thermal energy.
We are studying and implementing a nature based-solution for the treatment of greywater (wastewater from sinks, showers, and appliances) using green walls.
We are optimizing a prototype for the generation of freshwater from atmospheric humidity using solar energy.
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.
We are optimizing a prototype of a hydrodynamic cavitation reactor for advanced oxidation and for inactivation of pathogens.
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.
We are studying and implementing fluid dynamics strategies to reduce fouling in membrane-based treatment processes.
"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.