Sustainable wastewater treatment delivers clean water and provides energy

27 March, 2024

With about half the world’s population lacking access to sanitation, KAUST faculty Peiying Hong says there is an urgent need to provide safe and sustainable sewage treatment to minimize the risk of waterborne diseases. 

Since joining KAUST in 2012, Hong and her team have been developing energy-efficient wastewater treatment processes that generate high-quality effluent suitable for reuse. The result is a decentralized process that cleans sewage entirely off-grid.

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