Topic Area 1: Research and Development (R&D) for Emerging Technologies

Lead Organization

Project Title


Project Location

DOE Funding

 Cost Share

Total Costs

University of California: Los Angeles

Targeted Extraction of Valuable Intermediate
Products and Clean Water from Municipal Wastewater Using Electroactive Anaerobic Membrane Bioreactors

Hyperion Water Reclamation, Los Angeles Sanitation District, Shell North America, and Princeton University

Los Angeles, California




Kennedy Jenks Consultants

Reinventing Wastewater Treatment Plants:
Energy Neutral Treatment and Enhanced Fertilizer Production through a Novel Resource Recovery Center

South Platte Renew, Aqua Aerobics Systems,Baylor University and Colorado School of Mines

Honolulu, Hawaii




Georgia Tech Research Corporation

Water Management and Reuse System for Crude Oil Desalting Processes via Tunable and Scalable Graphene Oxide-based Nanofiltration Membranes

Phillips 66 Company

Atlanta, Georgia




University of Connecticut

A Digitalization, Automation, and Optimization Platform for Improved Resiliency and Consistency of Distributed Anaerobic Digestion
for Wastewater Resource Recovery

Quantum Biopower and Northeast Residuals

Storrs, Connecticut




University of Michigan

Low-Energy Biomembrane Filtration Process for
Advanced Water Resource Recovery Systems

inCTRL Solutions, Suez Water Technologies & Solutions, and the City of Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, Michigan




Stanford University

Energy Services through INtegrated FLexible Operation of Wastewater Systems (ENERGY-INFLOWS)

William & Cloy Codiga Resource Recovery Center and Silicon Valley Clean Water

Stanford, California




The Research Foundation for State University of New York on behalf of University at Buffalo

Tunable Two-Dimensional (2D) Porous Material/Polymer Composite Hollow Fiber Membranes for Advanced Water Resource Recovery

Helios-NRG, Trimeric Corporation, and National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL)

Buffalo, New York




University of Minnesota: Twin Cities

Novel Modular Treatment System for Distributed Energy Recovery and Water Reclamation from Industrial Wastewaters

Evoqua Water Technologies, Fulton Brewing, and Metropolitan Council Environmental Services.

Minneapolis, Minnesota




Ohio University

Combined Nitrogen (N) and Phosphorous (P) Recovery via Electrochemical Technology Integration into Municipal Wastewater Treatment Facilities

Faraday and municipal wastewater treatment facilities in Athens, Ohio and Columbus, Ohio

Athens, Ohio




Clarkson University

Nutrient Recovery from Anaerobic Digestion Dewatering Side Stream using Bipolar Membrane Electrodialysis

City of Cortland WWTF, Wright-Pierce Engineering Consultants, and Koester Associates.

Potsdam, New York




Kansas State University

Integrated Anaerobic Membrane Bioreactor
(AnMBR)-electro-assisted fermentation platform for total resource recovery from diverse wastewaters

Lawrence Berkley National Labs (LBL), University of Kansas (KU), University of Pittsburgh (Pitt) and CDM Smith

Manhattan, Kansas




University of Chicago

Artificial Intelligence (AI) – Assisted
Hybrid Renewable Energy, Nutrient, and Water
Recovery from Municipal Wastewater

Great Lakes Water Authority, Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District, NanoAffix, and two regional water innovation hubs (Current and The Water Council), Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) and Northwestern University

Chicago, Illinois




Columbia University

Harnessing Microbial Batteries for Efficient, Sustainable Water Treatment and Recycling in Rural Areas

Missouri Breaks Industries Research Inc., University of Bristol, and University of Western Australia

Palisades, New York




Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Harvesting Energy from Wastewater by
Converting Sewage Sludge to Renewable Natural Gas

Genifuel, Central Contra Costa Sanitary District, Mainstream Engineering, American Institute of Chemical Engineers/RAPID, Syracuse University, and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)

Worcester, Massachusetts




Topic Area 2: Piloting of Emerging Technologies

Lead Organization

Project Title


Project Location

DOE Funding

 Cost Share

Total Costs

The Water Research Foundation

Integration of Data-Driven Process Control for
Maximization of Energy and Resource Efficiency in Advanced Water Resource Recovery Facilities

Black & Veatch, Hampton Roads Sanitation District, DC Water, Metro Wastewater Reclamation District, University of Michigan, Northwestern University, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)

Alexandria, Virginia




Carollo Engineers Inc.

Transforming Aeration Energy in Water Resource Recovery Facilities through Suboxic Nitrogen Removal (SNR)

NewHub, Water Research Foundation, APG-Neuro, Ekster and Associates, Hampton Roads Sanitation District, Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts, Columbia University, and University of Wisconsin

Broomfield, Colorado