1. Research Spotlight: The future of water: Engineering sustainable solutions.
  2. Researchers in the Faculty of Engineering and Design
    1. Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism
    2. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    3. Department of Electronics
    4. Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
    5. Department of Systems and Computer Engineering
    6. School of Industrial Design

Research Spotlight: The future of water: Engineering sustainable solutions.

FED’s Professor Onita Basu is currently engaged in bio-filtration research, which utilizes the growth of beneficial microbes in filter systems to help remove organic contaminants from water. This technique provides a viable alternative to chemical treatment options, resulting in a cleaner and more sustainable water treatment process.

Beyond the health of the water itself, Professor Basu emphasizes the importance of improving the sustainability of water treatment processes. “Removing pollution from water requires energy, but energy production also requires water, which in many cases results in its contamination,” she explains. “It creates a vicious cycle between water and energy needs.”

To stabilize this systemic flaw, Professor Basu has been investigating both direct and indirect methods of decreasing energy requirements for water treatment, focusing on elements such as how pumps are operated or how chemical treatments can be reduced, as they too require energy to produce, transport and deploy.

Researchers in the Faculty of Engineering and Design

Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Department of Electronics

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Department of Systems and Computer Engineering

School of Industrial Design