Water

Glen Daigger

Wastewater treatment at one-third the size and cost

Systems featuring a 'membrane-aerated biofilm reactor' can also remove more nitrogen from treatment plant discharges.|Medium Read
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UM researchers awarded $3.9M for transformational energy technology

The University of Michigan announced today that it was awarded $3.9 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). The funding will be used to harvest hydrokinetic energy using reconfigurable high-efficiency marine micro-turbines.|Short Read
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Sensor technology aims to help US cities extend the life of aging pipelines

Transformative pilot project in Detroit could help cities across U.S. deal with overdue pipeline upgrades.|Medium Read
Zetian Mi

Prof. Zetian Mi selected as IEEE Photonics Society Distinguished Lecturer

Prof. Mi will speak about the advances in ultraviolet optoelectronics for improved disinfection and water purification. |Short Read
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New study finds inaccuracies in arsenic test kits in Bangladesh

About 25 million Bangladeshis face risks of developing skin lesions and cancers due to unsafe levels of arsenic in drinking water.|Medium Read
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‘Aged’ urine won’t transfer antibiotic resistance when converted to fertilizer

Findings raise prospects for recycled urine as a more environmentally-friendly fertilizer.|Short Read
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Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering department featured in new film, “Our Oceans, Our Future”

Featuring the Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, Our Oceans, Our Future, explores the critical issues affecting our oceans, and the work being done by marine professionals worldwide for a brighter future.|Medium Read
Mostafa Zaky

Counting snowflakes for better water resource management

Mostafa Zaky has built an award-winning model that helps estimate the amount of water stored in snowpacks, which could improve climate change and flood forecasting, as well as overall water resource management.|Short Read
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In water system engineering, local is the new global

Engineering students must learn how ‘decentralized’ systems offer flexible, cost-effective solutions that empower communities.|Medium Read

Seth Guikema and Thomas Chen win U.S. Public Health Service Engineering literary award

U-M IOE's Seth Guikema and Thomas Chen have won the 2019 Robert C Williams Engineering Literary Award from the U.S. Public Health Service. |Short Read
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Prof. Rood co-authors paper on Great Lakes water level change implications

Recent water level changes across Earth's largest lake system and implications for future variability|Short Read
Mangelson launches autonomous vehicle

Speaking like dolphins, a robot fleet takes on underwater tasks

Robot teams could inspect pipelines, dams, ships and more|Medium Read