DOE Advanced Manufacturing Office Workshop: Clean Water Processing Technology R&D

Date: August 23 - 24, 2017

The Advanced Manufacturing Office at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is hosting a second workshop on Clean Water Processing Technology Research and Development to gain insights on the early-stage research and development needs in this critical area. This workshop will focus on industrial, agricultural and human needs, challenges, and future paths to solve and satisfy this nation’s issues with water manufacture, use and production. This workshop will be held on August 23-24, 2017, at the Wyndham hotel in Cleveland, OH.

As the consequences of water supply and quality of clean water become more pressing, it is becoming increasingly important to be able to ensure sufficient supplies of water at a reasonable cost and purity for the application from a variety of sources. DOE’s report on the Energy-Water Nexus identified the importance of research and development in developing technologies to provide water from a wide range of sources for diverse end uses, including industrial, agricultural, and municipal applications.

The purpose of the workshop is to discuss opportunities for major advancements in science and technology for processing of clean water. This includes, but is not limited to the fields of:

  • Process, materials discovery and component structures for medium to high TDS (Total Dissolved Solids) waters, silts, brines and other contaminant removal, at low energy, low cost, and improved reliability of existing and future advanced manufacturing process technologies
  • Effective and energy-efficient pre-treatment processes of feedstock and post-process transport, storage, injection of water, processed water and effluent processing
  • Cost-effective energy resources for the water purification and the potential of co-production processes to recover and manufacturer other valuable minerals and elements
  • Systems integration technologies that incorporates smart sensors and actuators as well as modular integration and other process intensification approaches

Please register at no later than August 18th, 2017. Attendance is limited.

View the workshop agenda here.