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.
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.
AZ Water 2020 Annual Conference
The AZ Water Association's 93rd Annual Conference and Exhibition, "AZ Water 20/20 - A Clear Vision for Arizona's Water", will be held July 21-23, 2020, using a virtual platform. The event is designed to provide professional development, continuing education, and technology transfer to support AZ Water's vision of “a vibrant Arizona through safe, reliable water”.
2020 Arizona Water Reuse Symposium
The 2020 Arizona WateReuse Symposium will be held in Flagstaff, AZ, from July 26-28, 2020. The symposium is organized by WaterReuse Arizona and the AZ Water Association Reuse Committee as “an exchange of information and experience related to water reuse planning, implementation, and operations” for Arizona water professionals.
35th Annual WateReuse Symposium
The 35th Annual WateReuse Symposium will be held in Denver, CO, from September 13 -16, 2020. Following the record-breaking success of the 2019 Symposium, the 35th Annual WateReuse Symposium in Denver is a “can’t miss” event for anyone involved in water recycling.