New Waves January 2011

Breaking news about water resources research and education in Texas

UTEP awarded grant to study desalination methods

The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) College of Engineering recently was awarded half of a $1.3 million grant by the U. S. Bureau of Reclamation to advance water treatment research.

Bureau Commissioner Michael L. Connor announced that the money will be allocated to five research and laboratory study facilities, one pilot test and one demonstration project under the Desalination and Water Purification Program. The goal of the program is to develop more cost-effective, technologically efficient and implementable means to desalinate water.

“Innovative solutions will be needed to address the growing water and energy needs in the West,” Connor said. “These grants will help Reclamation find new technologies to treat water more efficiently and with less energy to meet those future demands.”

UTEP received $500,000 to conduct the demonstration project and $150,000 for a research project.

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