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Proceedings: Industrial Water Use and Reuse Workshop

See proceedings from this workshop, which examined the various factors that drive decisions about water use and reuse and to identify technologies and strategies to design efficient, productive and economically feasible water reuse and conservation projects.

International Society for Water Solutions

The International Society for Water Solutions is focused on pressing issues of water access, quality, sustainability, and security. The main goal of the the society is to promote discussion and to determine the role and approaches for AIChE to lead chemical engineers to become recognized thought leaders in the existing water space.

A Novel Forward Osmosis Draw Solution

Although significant research efforts regarding new membranes for forward osmosis are underway, less attention has been paid to researching the draw solutions and solutes that...
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CO2 BACT Preparation and Analysis

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 3:30pm-4:00pm
ABSTRACT AIChE 2014 SPRING CONFERENCE – ENVIRONMENTAL AND WATER SOLUTIONS SESSION AUTHORS Joseph W. Guida, PE – Director, Process Technology and...

Hydrothermal Carbonization: Reactions and Water Production

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 9:45am-10:15am
Hydrothermal carbonization (HTC) is a promising thermochemical conversion process for lignocellulosic biomass to offer value-added products. Biomass...

Challenges and Opportunities in Oil Fields Produced Water Treatment

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 - 8:00am-8:30am
Produced water treatment composition varies all over the map and requires specific unit processes and unit operations with each and every site...

Water / Wastewater Optimization Methods for Industrial Systems

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 9:00am-9:30am
Efficient management of water and wastewater systems in large industrial complexes is important for minimizing costs and optimizing natural resources...

New Materials for Membrane Separations

Archived Webinar
Mar 13, 2013
In this webinar, Dr. Richard D. Noble - the co-director of the NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Center for Membrane Applied Science...

An Overview of the Global Desalination Situation

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Monday, October 29, 2012 - 10:30am-11:00am
According to the International Water Management Institute (IWMI), one in three people globally endures some form of water scarcity, one-quarter of...

On-Site Biological Graywater Treatment

Archived Webinar
Aug 1, 2012
An Appalachian State University research team, is innovating the field of biolgical water treatment by applying a proven technology to salon and spa...

Treatment of Produced Water Using Microbial Fuel Cells

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Sunday, November 7, 2010 - 7:00pm
Sustainable utilization of natural energy sources in the future will require development of technologies with minimal impact on the environment...

Using Catalytic Nanoparticles to Clean Water

Archived Webinar
Apr 15, 2010
In this talk, I will describe our work in improving the feasibility of these NP catalysts for groundwater remediation and in understanding how the...

Water Sustainability Plenary

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Wednesday, April 29, 2009 - 7:45am
This special plenary session will feature invited speakers to provide a summary of water law and policy that will provide attendees with a better...

Personal Water Footprint Calculator

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Earlier this week, AIChE announced its new Water Initiative , which will help determine the role and approaches the AIChE and its members can take to have a positive affect on...
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Two Approaches to Desalination

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According to The Economist , two Canadian engineers have developed a new way to use the sun to heat water for desalination: Existing desalination plants work in one of two ways...
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Water: Industrial Discharge Permits

Environmental management groups are cracking down on industries by imposing tighter discharge limits and making industries everywhere contemplate in-house pretreatment programs—...
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Is Safe, Clean Fracking Possible?

The good news is that, yes, fracking can be made safe and clean, according to a new analysis by the International Energy Agency (IEA). But the down side is that it probably will...
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Making Fracking Water Drinkable Again

Oasys Water can recycle fracking water, reducing water disposal by 80 percent and cutting the cost by up to 30 percent, thus making it cheaper than hauling water away.
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Using UV Light to Purify Water

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Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacterial culture on an Xylose Lysine Sodium Deoxycholate (XLD) agar plate. Most water treatment plants use chlorine to clean tapwater. The main drawback to...
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Earth’s H2O Status Report

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While 1.8 billion people have Internet access, nearly one billion people lack access to adequate amounts of fresh water, according to a comprehensive new Living Planet report by...
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Toilet to Tap: The Future of Water

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Singapore used to depend heavily on Malaysia for treated water, but now it uses state-of-the-art technology to recycle sewage and other wastewater, producing water that is claimed...
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April 2014 CEP Preview

This month, CEP turns an eye to industrial water reuse. You'll also find best practices for pilot-plant piping, a look at Italy's chemical industry, and much more.
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Stretching Our Most Limited Resource

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Summer Water Fun... How Long Will it Last? As the summer winds down, how did you enjoy the season? Maybe a trip to the beach for a swim, a run through the sprinkler, or maybe just...
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10 Front-runners in Water-Related Research

Is turning waste and inefficiency into profit and opportunity too much to wish for? Not if you're one of finalists competing for the Imagine H2O Prize. The competition will award...
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