Understanding Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances and their Impacts
Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) have been in the news often lately. These organic compounds have many industrial and commercial applications, but concerns have arisen over their presence in the environment and water sources. Read an article summarizing the topic here.
Congressional Staffers Visit WEST
On March 14, 2019, WEST Center welcomed a group of congressional staffers to learn about state water policy issues and the innovative work being done at WEST Center.
University of Arizona Ranked #1 in Water Resources
The University of Arizona ranked #1 in Water Resources in the 2018 Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU).
Discovering that Wastewater has Incredible Value
UA College of Law Professor, Robert Glennon, offered his perspective on the importance of reclaiming what was once considered 'wastewater' in an op-ed piece in the Los Angeles Times.
Researchers from Joan Rose’s lab train at WEST Center
For a week in February 2019, Matthew Flood and Syrena Whitner - research scientists from Joan Rose's lab at MSU - visited WEST to gain expertise in cell culture techniques and qPCR protocols.
New staff welcomed at WEST
Dr. Bianca Miguel De Souza Chaves was welcomed to WEST Center in February 2019. Her expertise includes advanced oxidation processes, biological and membrane processes, solar radiation, nanomaterials, toxicity, and control of emerging contaminants.
WEST featured on MRS TV - Watch now!
In November 2018, the Materials Research Society (MRS) hosted its 2018 Fall Meeting & Exhibit, and featured a video shot on site at WEST Center. Don't miss it!
WEST well represented at IWA Regional Water Reuse Conference
University of Arizona researchers contributed to planning and presentations at the International Water Association (IWA) 2018 Regional Conference on Opportunities for Water Reuse in Southeast Asia, held in Phuket, Thailand October 30 – November 2.
Water-Energy Nexus at Forefront of UA Research
The interrelation of water and energy is an essential area of inquiry at WEST Center. A current collaborative study between faculty in Optical Sciences and Chemical Engineering/WEST explores the potential for using new solar-thermal technology for water purification.
WEST Industry Advisory Board (IAB) Convenes in Tucson, AZ
Members of the WEST Center Industry Advisory Board (IAB) met in Tucson on Oct. 9 for the WEST Center 2018 IAB Meeting & Research Symposium. Attendees heard research updates, toured WEST, and discussed priorities for new project development. It was a great opportunity to connect with partners.
International Delegates Visit WEST Center, Discuss Collaboration
On October 11, 2018, WEST Center hosted delegations from Mexico's Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) and Israel's Ben Gurion University of the Negev (BGU). Delegations toured the facility and discussed possible collaboration.
WEST research features at IWA World Water Congress in Tokyo
WEST faculty present research conducted in collaboration with WEST-member, METAWATER, at IWA Conference in Tokyo. Study results indicate filtration method for virus removal has potential for application in water reuse.