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Advanced, Energy-Efficient Hybrid Membrane System for Industrial Water Reuse

Awardee Details

Awardee 
Research Triangle Institute
State 
North Carolina

Funding

DOE Amount 
$4,800,000
Recipient Amount 
$1,199,982

This project will develop and demonstrate a single hybrid system for industrial wastewater treatment and reuse that combines two known processes - forward osmosis and membrane distillation. This system will use waste heat to treat a wide variety of waste streams at manufacturing facilities. The process will reuse more than 50% of the facilities’ wastewater, decrease wastewater discharge, and recover significant amounts of industrial waste heat.