Water-Energy Nexus

Addressing the Water-Energy Nexus with Electrochemistry

Primary Contact: Brian P. Chaplin, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, chaplin@uic.edu
Soaring water use, due to increased urbanization, climate change, population growth, expansion of agriculture, and a dramatic increase in oil and gas production, is compounded by failing and outdated municipal drinking water and wastewater treatment infrastructure in many cities and high levels of contamination by the growing volume of industrial wastewater. Water is increasingly coming to the forefront as a global challenge for both water quality and quantity. Electrochemical-based water treatment technologies have emerged as potentially transformative solutions to meeting these challenges.

Read the UIC Energy-Water WhitePaper.

Prepared in conjunction with UIC Electrochemistry Collaborative