The Advanced Water Technology Center (AQWATEC) was established in 2006 at the Colorado School of Mines. AQWATEC is supporting the advancement of the campus thrust areas of water and renewable energy and the NSF funded Engineering Research Center Reinventing the Nation's Urban Water Infrastructure (ReNUWIt).
Advance the science of emerging water treatment processes/hybrids enabling sustainable and energy efficient utilization of impaired water sources for potable and non-potable water supplies
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Dr. Tzahi Cath, Director of AQWATEC, was awarded a new research grant from DOE. The new project titled "Novel Engineered Osmosis Technology: A comprehensive Approach to the Treatment and Reuse of Produced Water and Drilling Wastewater" will explore novel technologies for treatment and reuse of wastewater in the oil and gas industry. The $1.3M project will extend over two years in which new pilot test systems will be designed, constructed, and tested in the field. Hydration Technology Innovations, a lead membrane developer and manufacturer, will be the major industry partner on this project.
CSM in partnernship with Stanford University, University of California-Berkeley, and New Mexcio State University was awarded the first Engineering Reserach Center in water funded by the National Science Foundation. The new ERC Reinventing the Nation's Urban Water Infrastructure (ReNUWIt) is facilitating the transition of water systems to a new state in which they consume less energy and resources while continuing to meet the needs of urban users and aquatic ecosystems. The ERC is led by Dr. Richard Luthy at Stanford University. Dr. Jörg Drewes is serving as the Director of Research for the ERC. Dr. Tzahi Cath is the thrust leader for Efficient Engineered Systems, one of three research thrusts of the ERC.
AQWATEC with support from CSM completed a major upgrade of the Mines Park Water Reclamation Test Site on campus, a state-of-the-art testing facility for decentralized wastewater treatment and water reclamation. More information...
The 10th Annual RMSAWWA/RMWEA Student Research Conference will take place on the campus of CSM on Tuesday, May 14th, 2013. Click here for conference proceedings.
CSM/AQWATEC will host the fall meeting of the Industry Advisory Board of the ERC ReNUWIt on Oct 25/26, 2012.
Dr. Jörg Drewes was invited to deliver a keynote at the International Water Association Micropol Conference in Zürich, Switzerland, which will be held on June 16-20, 2013.
CSM will host the 2013 AEESP Education and Research Conference on July 14-16, 2013 with sponsorship from AQWATEC.