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Water – Energy

WATER USAGE IN URBAN ENVIRONMENTS • IRRIGATION WITH IMPORTED AND RECLAIMED WATER • TECHNOLOGY EVALUATIONS FOR WATER-EFFICIENT PROCESSES • NON-TRADITIONAL WATER SOURCES: RECLAMATION, DIRECT AND INDIRECT POTABLE REUSE, DESALINATION

Energy – Water

ENERGY EFFICIENCY OF THE WATER SECTOR • ENERGY INTENSITY OF WATER PROCESSING • WATER-ENERGY EFFICIENCY • WASTE-TO-ENERGY • TECHNOLOGY EVALUATIONS FOR ENERGY-EFFICIENT WATER PROCESSES
 

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About the UC Irvine WEX Center

The Irvine Water Energy Nexus Center promotes comprehensive and trans-disciplinary approaches to water efficiency, energy efficiency, and greenhouse gas reduction in an urban environment with a diverse, rapidly growing population.
 
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Objectives

  • To act as a collaborative bridge between our faculty members and our external partners (i.e. water agencies, government, industries) to advance research and education at the water–energy nexus
  • To advance fundamental knowledge on energy efficiency of water management, treatment, distribution, and end-use
  • To advance fundamental knowledge on greenhouse gas emission (e.g., production, emission, capture, mitigation, adaptation, monitoring, modeling) from water and wastewater processes and infrastructure
  • To study the effectiveness of water efficiency (e.g. conservation and reuse), energy efficiency (i.e. optimization, reduction and recovery), and greenhouse gas reduction strategies in the water sector
  • To exploit productive synergies among water and energy systems to increase education and promote safe and productive use of nontraditional water sources
 
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Leadership Team

Diego Rosso

Director University of California, IrvineCivil and Environmental Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

Biographical Info

Diego Rosso is an Associate Professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department and is the Director of the Water-Energy Nexus Center at UCI. Since 2000, he has been investigating the water-energy-carbon nexus and water reclamation and reuse processes. His research portfolio, to date exceeding $2M, has been supported by federal and state funding, and from a variety of industrial sources. He is a Chemical Engineering Laureate from the University of Padua in Italy and earned a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from UCLA.

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Updated 11 months ago.
 
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Partners

The Center is a partnership with many faculty members, a variety of departments at UC Irvine, and Industrial Partners.

 

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WEX Fellows

 
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Contact Us

Reza Sobhani, Ph.D.

Manager, Water-Energy Nexus (WEX) Center
Civil and Environmental Engineering Department

844G Engineering TowerUniversity of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA 92697-2175

Phone: (949) 824-9020