Efficient Engineered Systems
Thrust Leader: Kara Nelson, UC Berkeley
Thrust Co-leader: Pei Xu, New Mexico State University
Urban water infrastructure includes water and wastewater treatment plants, water distribution systems, and runoff and wastewater collection systems. To enhance the efficiency and resiliency of these systems we are conducting fundamental research in the E Thrust on novel modes of energy recovery and water treatment using membranes, biological treatment processes, and state-of-the-art control technology. Our new approaches are being integrated into pilot and full-scale testbeds and are being evaluated for performance and sustainability.
E Thrust Research Themes
E2 – Energy and resource recovery
E3 – Direct potable reuse