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Wastewater System Generates Energy, Produces Drinking Water

$1.92 million Department of Defense grant funds Wei Liao's solar-bio-nano project
$1.92 million Department of Defense grant funds Wei Liao's solar-bio-nano project

December 22, 2011

Wei Liao, assistant professor of biosystems and agricultural engineering, is using a $1.92 million Department of Defense grant to develop a portable wastewater treatment system that could improve the military's efficiency.

The solar-bio-nano project will also generate energy and produce drinking water, thus providing a potential blueprint for the future of municipal/agricultural wastewater treatment systems.

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