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Relevant papers

Autonomous And Distributed Water Systems

Alhussaini, M. A., Souza-Chaves, B. M., Felix, V., Achilli, A. (2024) Comparative analysis of reverse osmosis and nanofiltration for the removal of dissolved contaminants in water reuse applications, Desalination.

Xu, J., Phakdon, T., Achilli, A., Hickenbottom, K., Farrell, J. (2022) Pretreatment of Reverse Osmosis Concentrate from Reclaimed Water for Conventional and High-Efficiency Reverse Osmosis and Evaluation of Electrochemical Production of Reagents, ACS EST Water, 2, 1022-1030.

Crosson, C., Achilli, A., Zuniga-Teran, A. A., Mack, E. A., Albrecht, T., Shrestha, P., Boccelli, D. L., Cath, T. Y., Daigger, G. T., Duan, J., Lansey, K. E., Meixner, T., Pincetl, S., Scott, C. A. (2021) Net Zero Urban Water from Concept to Applications: Integrating Natural, Built, and Social Systems for Responsive and Adaptive Solutions, ACS EST Water, 1 (3), 518–529.

AzadiAghdam, M., Park, M., Lopez-Prieto, I. J., Achilli, A., Snyder, S. A., Farrell, J. (2020) Pretreatment for water reuse using fluidized bed crystallization, Journal of Water Process Engineering, 35, 101226. 

AzadiAghdam, M., Achilli, A., Snyder, S. A., Farrell, J. (2020) Increasing water recovery during reclamation of treated municipal wastewater using bipolar membrane electrodialysis and fluidized bed crystallization, Journal of Water Process Engineering, 38, 101555.

Data Science

Alhussaini, M. A., Binger, Z. M., Souza-Chaves, B. M., Amusat, O. O., Park, J., Bartholomew, T. V., Gunter, D., Achilli, A. (2023) Analysis of backwash settings to maximize net water production in an engineering-scale ultrafiltration system for water reuse, Journal of Water Process Engineering, 53, 103761.

Binger, Z. M., Achilli, A. (2023) Surrogate modeling of pressure loss & mass transfer in membrane channels via coupling of computational fluid dynamics and machine learning, Desalination, 548, 116241.

Concentrate Management Technologies

Inkawich, M., Shingler, J., Ketchum, R. S., Pan, W., Norwood, R. A., Hickenbottom, K. L. (2023) Temporal performance indicators for an integrated pilot-scale membrane distillation-concentrated solar power/photovoltaic system, Applied Energy, 349, 121675.

Presson, L. K., Felix, V., Hardikar, M., Achilli, A., Hickenbottom, K. L. ( 2023) Fouling characterization and treatment of water reuse concentrate with membrane distillation: Do organics really matter, Desalination, 553, 116443.

Hardikar, M., Felix, V., Presson, L. K., Rabe, A. B., Ikner, L. A., Hickenbottom, K. L., Achilli, A. (2023) Pore flow and solute rejection in pilot-scale air-gap membrane distillation, Journal of Membrane Science, 676, 121544.

Hardikar, M., Felix, V., Rabe, A. B., Ikner, L. A., Hickenbottom, K. L., Achilli, A. (2023) Virus rejection and removal in pilot-scale air-gap membrane distillation, Water Research, 240, 120019.

Nicholas P. Lyons, Sifang Cui, Remington S. Ketchum, Kyung-Jo Kim, Robert A. Norwood (2020) Thermal compensation of molded silicone optics, Applied Optics, 59 (22), G99.

Ketchum, R. S., Yuan, H-C., Ruiz-Diaz, L., Lyons, N. P.,  Cui, S., Frasier, M., Showghi, S. A., Kim, K.-J., Ida, A., Pan, W., Norwood, R. A. (2020) Design and Characterization of a Translucent Solar Module (TSM) for Greenhouse Structures, Journal of Engineering and Architecture, 8 (2), 42-49.

Cui, S., Ketchum, R. S., Lyons, N. P., Kim, K.-J., Norwood, R. A. (2020) Optical polymer solar concentrators for compact CPV systems, AIP Conference Proceedings, 2298, 050001.

Diaz, L. R., Cocilovo, B., Miles, A., Pan, W., Blanche, P.-A., Norwood, R. A. (2018) Optical and mechanical tolerances in hybrid concentrated thermal-PV solar trough, Optics Express, 26 (10), A602-A608.

Diaz, L. R., Blanche, P.-A., Norwood, R. A. (2017) Implementation of Solar Diffuse CIE Model in Ray Tracing Program for Irradiance Calculations, 2017 IEEE 44th Photovoltaic Specialist Conference (PVSC), Washington, DC, USA, 1147-1150.

Miles, A., Cocilovo, B., Wheelwright, B., Pan, W., Tweet, D., Norwood, R. A. (2016) Designing spectrum-splitting dichroic filters to optimize current-matched photovoltaics, Applied Optics, 55 (8), 1849.

Attenuation of Trace Organics Detection

Niu, Xi-Zhi, Pepel, R. D., Paniego, R., Field, J. A., Chorover, J., Abrell, L., Saez, A. E., Sierra-Alvarez, R. (2021) Photochemical Fate of Sulfonium Photoacid Generator Cations under Photolithography Relevant UV Irradiation, Journal of Photochemistry & Photobiology, A: Chemistry, 416, 113324.

Zhang, T., Márquez-Hernández, L. I., Arnold, R. G.,  Diefenthal, G., Sáez, A. E. (2019) Modeling the UV/H2O2 Oxidation of Phenolic Compounds in a Continuous-flow Reactor with Reflective Walls, Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, 7, 103159.

Cheng, L., Zhang, T., Vo, H., Diaz, D., Quanrud, D., Arnold, R. G., Sáez, A. E. (2017) Effectiveness of Engineered and Natural Wastewater Treatment Processes for Water Reuse, Journal of Environmental Engineering, 143, 1-18.

Zhang, T., Cheng, L., Ma, L., Meng, F., Arnold, R. G., Sáez, A. E. (2016) Modeling The Oxidation of Phenolic Compounds by Hydrogen Peroxide Photolysis, Chemosphere, 161, 349-357.

Detection And Attenuation of Viruses

Condon, L.E., J. Ruiz, P. Antin, J. Buizer, S. Collinge, N.L. Esquerra, L.A. Ikner, S.B. Megdal & K.J. Patten (2023) The Presidential Advisory Commission on the Future of Agriculture and Food Production in a Drying Climate. Final Report, August 2023.

Betancourt, W.Q. (2023) Waterborne Plant Viruses of Importance in Agriculture. In: Shulman, L.M. (eds) Infectious Diseases. Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology Series. Springer, New York, NY.

Chowdhari S., Rana S., Rana S., Morrison C.M., Abney S.E., Singh R., Gurian P.L., Kumar A., Kumar A., Betancourt W.Q., Vivekanandan P. (2022) Quantitative Assessment of Microbial Pathogens and Indicators of Wastewater Treatment Performance for Safe and Sustainable Water Reuse in India. Microbiol Spectr., 10(6):e0172022. 

Christina M. Morrison, Walter Q. Betancourt, Daniel R. Quintanar, Gerardo U. Lopez, Ian L. Pepper, Charles P. Gerba (2020) Potential indicators of virus transport and removal during soil aquifer treatment of treated wastewater effluent, Water Research 177, 115812.

Walter Q. Betancourt, Jack Schijven, Julia Regnery, Alexandre Wing, Christina M. Morrison, Jörg E. Drewes, Charles P. Gerba (2019) Variable non-linear removal of viruses during transport through a saturated soil column, Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 223, 103479.

Charles P. Gerba and Walter Q. Betancourt (2019) Assessing the Occurrence of Waterborne Viruses in Reuse Systems: Analytical Limits and Needs, Pathogens, 8, 107.

Walter Q. Betancourt, Sherif Abd‑Elmaksoud, Charles P. Gerba (2018) Efficiency of Reovirus Concentration from Water with Positively Charged Filters, Food and Environmental Virology, 10, 209–211.

Charles P. Gerba, Walter Q. Betancourt, Masaaki Kitajima, Channah M. Rock (2018) Reducing uncertainty in estimating virus reduction by advanced water treatment processes, Water Research, 133, 282-288.

Charles P. Gerba, Walter Q. Betancourt, Masaaki Kitajima (2017) How much reduction of virus is needed for recycled water: A continuous changing need for assessment?, Water Research, 108, 25-31.

Charles P. Gerba, Walter Q. Betancourt (2017) Viral Aggregation: Impact on Virus Behavior in the Environment, Environ. Sci. Technol., 51, 7318−7325.

Sustainability and Circularity

Lee, S., Wilson, A. M., Cooksey, E., Boccelli, D., Verhougstraete, M. P. (2022) Exploring Vulnerable Nodes, Impactful Viral Intrusion Sites, and Viral Infection Risk Reductions Offered by Chlorine Boosters in Municipal Drinking Water Networks, Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, 148 (9), [04022048]. 

Amanda M. Wilson, Irene Mussio, Susan Chilton, Lynn B. Gerald, Rachael M. Jones, Frank A. Drews, Judy S. LaKind, Paloma I. Beamer (2022) A Novel Application of Risk–Risk Tradeoffs in Occupational Health: Nurses’ Occupational Asthma and Infection Risk Perceptions Related to Cleaning and Disinfection during COVID-19, Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health, 19, 1609.

Kerton R. Victory, Amanda M. Wilson, Nolan L. Cabrera, Daniela Larson, Kelly A. Reynolds, Joyce Latura, Paloma I. Beamer (2022) Risk perceptions of drinking bottled vs. tap water in a low-income community on the US-Mexico Border, BMC Public Health, 22, 1712.

Education and Workforce Development

Itzel Márquez, A. Eduardo Sáez, Kimberly Ogden, Andrea Achilli (2022) A Hands-On Course on Intensified Membrane Processes for Sustainable Water Purification, ChemicalEngineering Education, 56(3), Summer 2022.

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