Membrane processes focus of new WEST Center projects
Bureau of Reclamation and RAPID Manufacturing Institute award WEST Center faculty funding to advance zero liquid discharge technology and train students and professionals on membrane processes to purify water.
33rd Annual WateReuse Symposium a Success
More than 600 water reuse professionals gathered in Austin, Texas on September 9-12, 2018 to learn what’s working, what’s new, and what’s next in water recycling. Reflecting the largest attendance at the Annual WateReuse Symposium in nearly a decade, participants came from 34 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and nine countries to attend the nation’s premier conference on water reuse.
AZ Pure Water project receives Transformational Innovation Award
Pima County’s AZ Pure Water Brew Challenge project won the Transformational Innovation Award at the 33rd Annual WateReuse Symposium, September 10 in Austin, Texas. The WateReuse Association honored the project for its leadership, creativity and persistence in supporting recycled water. Congratulations to Pima County and other partners on the project.
"Pure Water Truck" On the Move
The advanced mobile water purification trailer (or “beer truck”) has gotten a lot of mileage. In just a couple years, it has garnered awards, captured public attention, and logged 7,700 miles while producing 94,000 gallons of purified water. Where will it travel next?
History of Reclaimed Water Use Highlighted at WEST Event
Chuck Graf, recently retired Principal Hydrogeologist from Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ), shared his deep knowledge of water reuse history and water quality standards during a visit to WEST Center on August 7, 2018.
Arizona Public Media Reports on Solar Water Panels, Visits WEST Center
Vanessa Barchfield reports on an Arizona-based company’s efforts to use solar technology to produce potable water from vapor in the air. The solar-panel devices can even produce a few liters per day in Arizona’s arid climate.
University of Arizona Professor, Andrea Achilli, contributes to the report, explaining research on water treatment technology at UA's WEST Center.
WateReuse AZ scholarship awarded to WEST Center student
Christina Morrison, studying the fate and transport of viruses in treated wastewater effluent, wins WateReuse Arizona scholarship to continue research at UA's WEST Center.
New System at WEST Tackles Big Questions
A new pilot-scale ultrafiltration (UF) / reverse osmosis (RO) system is getting a workout as WEST Center faculty and students strive to answer big questions in water reuse.
Turning to Recycled Wastewater, Cities May Face an Obstacle: The 'Ick' Factor
Despite the assurances of scientists, some people can't help but question safe-to-drink recycled water. In Part V of a five-part radio series on water conservation in the southwest, KUER, KUNC, KJZZ and the Mountain West News Bureau explore the psychology involved in accepting direct potable reuse.
WEST Members Active at Arizona Water Reuse Symposium
WEST Center members helped to shape the dynamic conference in Flagstaff, AZ -- organized by WateReuse AZ and the AZ Water Association -- with presentations, achievement recognition, and contributions to the water reuse conversation.
High School Interns Learn about Sustainability at WEST
KEYS interns from the University of Arizona explored topics of water and energy sustainability during a symposium and on-site tour of WEST Center in late June 2018.