Yoram Cohen’s mobile treatment plant featured in MIT Technology Review

Yoram Cohen’s mobile treatment plant featured in MIT Technology Review

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Fri, 01/23/2015 - 4:02pm

David Talbot’s article “Desalination out of Desperation” (MIT Technology Review Vol. 118, No. 1) highlighted the increasing importance of developing reliable water sources to meet growing agricultural and urban water demands in California. Desalination of ocean water and agricultural runoff will provide a highly reliable source of potable water to meet these demands, though currently desalination remains expensive and energy intensive compared to Bay Delta and Colorado River water. Yoram Cohen, Luskin Center Smart Water Systems Initiative advisor and director of the Water Technology Research Center at UCLA, and his team are currently testing new anti-fouling membrane materials, sensors and automated controls designed to bring down the size and cost of desalination for treating agricultural runoff. Talbot points out that desalination technology is ripe for innovation and may soon be a mainstay of California’s water supply systems given over-stressed water resources and climate change. Access full article here: http://www.technologyreview.com/magazine/2015/01/pdf/

 

David Talbot’s article “Desalination out of Desperation” (MIT Technology Review Vol. 118, No. 1) highlighted the increasing importance of developing reliable water sources to meet growing agricultural and urban water demands in California. Desalination of ocean water and agricultural runoff will provide a highly reliable source of potable water to meet these demands, though currently desalination remains expensive and energy intensive compared to Bay Delta and Colorado River water.