Sunday, February 11, 2018

Wiser ways with water

Safety assurance is the first step in bringing valuable wastewater into use, says Peiying Hong.

From washing the breakfast dishes to taking a bath and every time we run a tap or flush the toilet in between, most of us take for granted the water we send spiraling down the drain each day. 

Peiying Hong thinks about wastewater more than most. “My team’s research aims to address water scarcity issues,” says the assistant professor from the Water Desalination and Reuse Center at KAUST. “We think treated wastewater is a valuable alternative water resource.”

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Image: Assessing and improving the safety of treated wastewater is the current focus of Peiying Hong’s research
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