Description

On June 2nd, the U.S. Department of Energy, in partnership with the National Alliance for Water Innovation (NAWI) hub, announced the selection of 16 projects that will help the United States secure an affordable, energy-efficient water supply. Selected projects will develop innovative desalination technologies that can treat nontraditional water sources (e.g., brackish water, seawater, and industrial wastewater) and shrink the carbon footprint of the water-treatment industry.

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NUMBER OF SELECTEES: 16

NUMBER OF STATES CONTAINING SELECTED PROJECTS: 6

FEDERAL FUNDING AMOUNT: $17,730,476

COST SHARE AMOUNT: $11,449,806

TOTAL FUNDING: $29,180,282

Project Title Project Lead Project Partners Federal Funding Total Cost
Assessing the Impact of A-PRIME on Industrial Sector Supply Portfolios: Chemical Industry Case Study University of Texas, Austin Georgia Institute of Technology, Carollo Engineering, Eastman Chemical, Electric Power Research Institute, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, BlueTech Research, California Department of Water Resources (funding partner) $561,377 $970,295
Application of Next-Generation Desalination to Agricultural Drainage Management University of California, Berkeley Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, California State Water Resource Control Board (funding partner $653,988 $916,381
Robust Technology and Policy Pathways for Municipal Water Security Stanford University California Department of Water Resources (funding partner) $500,000 $809,045
Advanced Process Controls – Autonomous Control and Optimization Oak Ridge National Laboratory Baylor University, Colorado School of Mines, Colorado Springs Utilities, inCtrl Solutions Inc., IntelliFlux Controls Inc., Rockwell Automation $1,983,149 $2,948,330
Process Twins for Decision-Support and Dynamic Energy/Cost Prediction in Water Reuse Processes University of California, Irvine Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Brown and Caldwell, Hampton Roads Sanitation District, Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts, Orange County Water District $1,000,000 $1,522,000
Analytics for Causal Analysis and Decision Support Models for Autonomous and Smart Water Treatment Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory University of California, Los Angeles, California State University, San Bernadino, California Department of Water Resources (funding partner) $392,724 $1,962,724
Tailored Reductants for Selenium Removal in Iron Electrocoagulation Washington University in St. Louis Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Electric Power Research Institute, WaterTectonics $790,169 $1,247,960
Ultra-High Pressure Reverse Osmosis membrane and Module Design and Optimization University of California, Los Angeles University of Connecticut, Yale University, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, California Department of Water Resources (funding partner) $1,742,769 $3,304,449
Additive Manufacturing for Customized Membranes Process University of Connecticut University of Texas at Austin, Argonne National Laboratory, NALA Systems, Vortex Engineering, Zwitter Co. $2,025,204 $2,705,297
Electromagnetic Field for Membrane Scaling Control New Mexico State University Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Aqua Membranes, El Paso Water, EVUS Inc., FLOW-Tech, New Mexico Produced Water Research Consortium, NGL $1,000,000 $1,337,988
Electrocoagulation/Electrooxidation to Accelerate Cost-Effective Potable Water Reuse Texas A&M University Oak Ridge National Laboratory, CAP Holding, KIT Professionals, Orange County Water District, WaterTectonics $1,039,179 $1,443,326
Enabling Minimal Liquid Discharge Through a Modular, Flexible, and Electrified Pretreatment System University of California, Los Angeles Georgia Institute of Technology, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Knoxville Utilities Board, Southern Company, WaterTectonics $847,531 $2,357,415
Direct Electrochemical Reduction of Selenium to Achieve A-PRIME Water Treatment Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Auburn University, Rice University, Stanford University, DeNora, Electric Power Research Institute, California Department of Water Resources (funding partner) $1,675,000 $2,516,739
Selective Separation of Selenium Oxyanions by Chelating Hydrogen-Bonding Ligands Oak Ridge National Laboratory Georgia Institute of Technology, Tennessee Valley Authority, ReactWell, LLC. $1,510,999 $2,000,000
Porous Polymer Networks and Membranes for PFAS and Selenium Removal from Water University of California, Berkeley Colorado School of Mines, Electric Power Research Institute, California Department of Water Resources (funding partner) $1,499,965 $2,065,910
Electrochemical Advanced Oxidation University of California, Berkeley Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, California State Water Resource Control Board (funding partner) $508,422 $1,072,423