The work of CWATER is multi-disciplinary and encompasses a wide variety of topics.
Broadly speaking, our work fits into one of three categories:
- Drinking water treatment: improved methods of potable water treatment, with a view to meeting tightening regulations at cheaper capital and operating costs.
- Waste-water treatment: technologies for the efficient removal of environmentally harmful materials and thus reduced emissions per output of discharge.
- Process-water treatment: methods for the treatment of process streams enabling the recycling of water and valuable chemical intermediates.
The following gives an overview of current and potential future research areas, by technological area.