UCLA Engineering’s mobile plant hits the road to treat polluted water

Written by Bill Kisliuk, UCLA Newsroom 

“A rolling water treatment plant designed by UCLA researchers made a pit stop on campus this week before heading north to the San Joaquin Valley, where it will help address California’s inadequate water supply.

The first of its kind, the plant, installed in a 40-foot cargo container, is designed to desalinate and purify as much as 27,000 gallons of agricultural runoff and groundwater a day. That’s equivalent to the average daily water use of about 90 U.S. families.

The technology was developed by Yoram Cohen, a professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science and director of the UCLA Water Technology Research Center, and Anditya Rahardianto, assistant researcher in UCLA’s Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability…”

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