Innovative Technologies Projects

Assessment of Emerging Technologies for Treatment of Water and Wastewater

UMass Research Team: Dave Reckhow, Patrick Wittbold

The objective of this group of projects is to assess the effectiveness and underlying mechanisms for a wide range of innovative technologies developed by entrepreneurs in New England and around the world. The applications include treatment of potable water as well as cooling water and water reuse.

These projects are funded by the various private sources as well as the US EPA.

Some examples being studied:

            • Electrochemical Advanced Oxidation Processes (EAOPs) using Boron Doped Diamond (BDD) Electrodes
                • EAOPs using sub-stoichiometric titanium oxide catalysts
            • a new ion exchange technology for arsenic control
            • single-oxygen based systems
            • ozone systems for control of biofouling
            • biofouling montoring technologies
            • vortex and cavitation systems
            • packaged membrane systems for reclaiming municipal WW
            • on-line monitoring devices and algorithms for assessing NOM and DBP precursors

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