Completed Projects

Investigating Water-Energy Nexus to Improve Energy Efficiency, Economic Profitability, and Infrastructure Resiliency of Wastewater Treatment Plants

  • University: UWM
  • Research Area: Innovative Water Treatment Systems
  • Investigators: Lingfeng Wang

Enhancing Biosolids Energy Production with Chaff and Ash

  • University: MU
  • Research Area: Innovative Water Treatment Systems
  • Investigators: Zhongzhe Liu, Patrick McNamara

Ultra-low phosphorus regulations: Improving removal of non-reactive phosphorus and downstream dewaterability in bio-P biosolids

  • University: MU
  • Research Aear: Innovative Water Treatment Systems
  • Investigators: Patrick McNamara, Brooke Mayer

Model development for design and real-time control of stormwater basins for watershed management during climate change adaptation

  • University: MU
  • Research Area: Innovative Water Treatment Systems
  • Investigators: Anthony J. Parolari, Walter McDonald

Evaluation of Electrocoagulation-Microfiltration for Removal of Trace Heavy Metals, Hardness, and Viruses

  • University: MU
  • Research Area: Innovative Water Treatment Systems
  • Investigators: Brooke Mayer

Advanced High-Rate Wet-Weather Treatment Process

  • University: MU
  • Research Aear: Innovative Water Treatment Systems
  • Investigators: Daniel Zitomer

Nutrient-Enhanced Biochar Product and Processing of Wastewater Biosolids

  • University: MU
  • Research Area: Innovative Water Treatment Systems
  • Investigators: Daniel Zitomer

System for Biomethane Production from Bioplastics

  • University: MU
  • Research Area: Innovative Water Treatment Systems
  • Investigators: Daniel Zitomer

Advanced High-Rate Wet-Weather Treatment Process Phase 2

  • University: MU
  • Research Area: Innovative Water Treatment Systems
  • Investigators: Dan Zitomer

System for Biomethane Production from Bioplastics II

  • University: MU
  • Research Area: Innovative Water Treatment Systems
  • Investigators: Dan Zitomer

Using Pyrolysis Product Biochar to Capture Micropollutants

  • University: MU
  • Research Area: Innovative Water Treatment Systems
  • Investigators: Patrick McNamara

Coupled titanium dioxide photocatalysis and filtration for simultaneous reduction of organic matter, viruses, and estrogenic compounds

  • University: MU, Arizona State
  • Research Area: Innovative Water Treatment Systems
  • Investigators: Brooke Mayer, Morteza Abbaszadegan

Study to Reduce Cavitation Damage in Hydro-Turbines

  • University: UWM
  • Research Area: Innovative Water Treatment Systems
  • Investigators: Ryo Samuel Amano

Advanced surface alloying of mild steel to stainless steel compositions during manufacture for improving the corrosion and wear resistance of water industry

  • University: UWM
  • Research Area: Novel Materials
  • Investigators: Pradeep Rohatgi

Engineered Macroporous Material for the Removal of Lead and Mercury from Water

  • University: UWM
  • Research Area: Novel Materials
  • Investigators: Marcia Silva

Engineered Macroporous Material for the Removal of Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) from Water - Phase 2

  • University: UWM
  • Research Area: Novel Materials
  • Investigators: Marcia Silva

Novel biocide polymer composite materials for biofilm treatment in drinking water Miniature High Efficiency Transducers for Use in Ultrasonic Flow Meters

  • University: MU
  • Research Area: Novel Materials
  • Investigators: Krassimira Hristova, James Maki

Self-Cleaning Coating By Creating A Novel 3D Nano-Structured ‘Lotus Leaf’

  • University: UWM
  • Research Area: Novel Materials
  • Investigators: Junjie Niu

Engineered Macroporous Material for the Removal of Emerging Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) from Water

  • University: UWM
  • Research Area: Novel Materials
  • Investigators: Marcia Silva

Lead removal using foam polymers impregnated with ZrP/TiP NPs

  • University: UWM
  • Research Area: Novel Materials
  • Investigators: Nidal Abu-Zahra

Self-healing corrosion and wear resistant coatings for components used in water industry

  • University: UWM
  • Research Area: Novel Materials
  • Investigators: Pradeep Rohatgi

Surface texturing, alloying and compositing during manufacturing of components for improving the corrosion resistance of water industry components

  • University: UWM
  • Research Area: Novel Materials
  • Investigators: Pradeep Rohatgi

Self-Cleaning Industrial Components for Water Industry

  • University: UWM
  • Research Area: Novel Materials
  • Investigators: Pradeep Rohatgi, Mike Nosonovsky

Improved Design of Silica-Based Adsorbents for Water Purification Application

  • University: UWM
  • Research Area: Novel Materials
  • Investigators: Yin Wang

Integrated Hybrid Nanoadsorbent for Removal of Multi-Pollutants in Water

  • University: UWM
  • Research Area: Novel Materials
  • Investigators: Yin Wang

Phosphate-Free Inorganic Inhibitors for Water Supplies to Mitigate Lead Release and Corrosion

  • University: UWM
  • Research Area: Novel Materials
  • Investigators: Yin Wang

A New Multi-Functional Hydrogel Filter For Heavy Metal Removal

  • University: UWM
  • Research Area: Sensors & Devices
  • Investigators: Yongsuk Kim, Junjie Niu

Porous Graphene-based Capacitive Deionization Device for Selective Removal of Heavy Metals

  • University: UWM
  • Research Area: Sensors & Devices
  • Investigators: Xingkang Huang 

Performance Monitoring of Reverse Osmosis Water Filtration Systems

  • University: UWM
  • Research Area: Sensors & Devices
  • Investigators: Nathan Salowitz

Low Cost Pressure Sensing using Micromachined Membranes

  • University: MU
  • Research Area: Sensors & Devices
  • Investigators: Ronald Coutu

A continuous and static water contaminant detection system

  • University: MU
  • Research Area: Sensors & Devices
  • Investigators: Chung Hoon Lee

A Disposable Paper-based Calorimetric Microfluidics Platform for Real-time Lead Ions and Bio-chemical Sensing in Water

  • University: MU
  • Research Area: Sensors & Devices
  • Investigators: Chung Hoon Lee

Micro thermal devices for flow, pressure, and temperature measurements

  • University: MU
  • Research Area: Sensors & Devices
  • Investigators: Chung Hoon Lee

Micro-calorimeter array for real time quality monitoring

  • University: MU
  • Research Area: Sensors & Devices
  • Investigators: Chung Hoon Lee

Array Chemical Sensing Microsystems with Novel Signal Processing

  • University: MU
  • Research Area: Sensors & Devices
  • Investigators: Fabien Josse

Chemical sensors for monitoring contaminants in aqueous environments

  • University: MU
  • Research Area: Sensors & Devices
  • Investigators: Fabien Josse

Miniature High Efficiency Transducers for Use in Ultrasonic Flow Meters

  • University: MU
  • Research Area: Sensors & Devices
  • Investigators: Shrinivas G. Joshi

Hybrid nanomaterials for low-cost detection of chemicals and bacteria in water

  • University: UWM
  • Research Area: Sensors & Devices
  • Investigators: Junhong Chen

Selective Detection of Heavy Metal Ions Using Graphene

  • University: UWM
  • Research Area: Sensors & Devices
  • Investigators: Junhong Chen, Ganhua Lu

Study to Reduce Cavitation Damage in Hydro-Turbines

  • University: UWM
  • Research Area: Sensors & Devices
  • Investigators: Ryo Samuel Amano

Ultrasensitive Detection of Phosphate with Graphene-based Platform

  • University: UWM
  • Research Area: Sensors & Devices
  • Investigators: Shun Mao, Jingbo Chang

Low-cost electrochemical phosphate sensor

  • University: UWM
  • Research Area: Sensors & Devices
  • Investigators: Woo Jin Chang

Low-cost disposable cation exchange membrane electrode for pH and heavy metal detection

  • University: UWM
  • Research Area: Sensors & Devices
  • Investigators: Woo Jin Chang

Low-Cost Paper Fluidic Device for Detection of Extremely Low Concentr. Heavy Metals

  • University: UWM
  • Research Area: Sensors & Devices
  • Investigators: Woo Jin Chang

Microbial fuel cell technology for  simultaneous bioenergy production and wastewater treatment

  • University: UWM
  • Research Area: Sensors & Devices
  • Investigators: Ying Li

Microbial fuel cell technology for  simultaneous bioenergy production and wastewater treatment

  • University: UWM
  • Research Area: Sensors & Devices
  • Investigators: Zhen He

Photo-Electrochemical Water Treatment Device

  • University: UWM
  • Research Area: Sensors & Devices
  • Investigators: Zhen He

Designing Governance Mechanisms To Facilitate Technology Uptake and Effective Intergovernmental Cooperation On Watershed Issues

  • University: MU
  • Research Area: Water Policy
  • Investigators: David A. Strifling

Policy Workshop: Drivers For Technology Innovation At The Food-EnergyWater Nexus

  • University: MU
  • Research Area: Water Policy
  • Investigators: David A. Strifling

Greywater Assessment

  • University: MU
  • Research Area: Water Policy
  • Investigators: Dan Zitomer

Reducing chloride discharges to area waterways: a menu of options for policymakers

  • University: MU
  • Research Area: Water Policy
  • Investigators: David A. Strifling

Modeling the transport and fate of Phosphorus from a point source in a Lake Michigan nearshore zone

  • University: UWM
  • Research Area: Water Policy
  • Investigators: Hector Bravo

Hydrodynamic approach to quantify phosphorus distribution in the near-shore of Lake Michigan

  • University: UWM
  • Research Area: Water Policy
  • Investigators: Hector Bravo, Harvey Bootsma, Val Klump

A Comprehensive, Quantitative Decision-Making Tool for Evaluating and Improving the Reliability, Cybersecurity, and Resiliency of Water and Wastewater

  • University: UWM
  • Research Area: Water Policy
  • Investigators: Lingfeng Wang