Affordable Reuse? Novel electrochemical water treatment technology (9/4/19)

Posted on Wednesday, September 4th, 2019 | Posted in Research Webinars

Reuse is an appealing concept, but wastewater treatment plants operate within real financial constraints.

On September 4, NEIWPCC hosted an online talk by Dr. Ljiljana (Lily) Rajic, who has developed a treatment technology that may allow municipalities to add water reuse at a relatively low cost.

Rajic has developed an electrochemical water treatment technology that is low in its energy use and is relatively inexpensive to build and operate. She is currently pilot testing the technology at a few field sites including UMass Amherst’s Water and Energy Technology Center.

Rajic presented about the technology, which removes heavy metals, organic pollutants and pathogens from water. She also talked about its potential applications for advanced wastewater treatment at municipal and industrial scales.

Rajic is the chief science officer at Pioneer Valley Coral & Natural Science Institute, and a co-founder and chief technology officer at Elateq LLC. Her research and scientific findings are based on over 10 years of experience in the field of environmental electrochemistry, and have been published in over 50 peer reviewed scientific journals.

NEIWPCC does not directly or indirectly endorse any product by Elateq LLC.