AQWATEC

Advanced Water Technology Center

PUBLICATIONS

 

Refereed Journal Publications

 

2017

Freedman, D.E., Riley, S.M., Jones, Z.L., Rosenblum, J.S., Sharp, J.O., Spear, J.R., Cath, T.Y., Biologically active filtration for fracturing flowback and produced water treatment, Journal of Water Process Engineering, 18 (2017) 29-40. Supplementary content.

Hickenbottom, K.L., Vanneste, J., Miller-Robbie, L., Deshmukh, A., Elimelech, M., Heeley, M.B., Cath,T.Y., Techno-economic assessment of a closed-loop osmotic heat engine, Journal of Membrane Science, 535 (2017) 178-187.

Ramey, D.F., Munakata-Marr, J., Cath, T.Y., Tailored water treatment using enhanced primary clarification for nutrient recovery and production of water for turfgrass irrigation, Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology (2017) in press, DOI:10.1039/C7EW00019G.

Frank, V.B., Regnery, J., Chan, K., Ramey, D.F., Spear, J.R., Cath, T.Y., Co-treatment of residential and oil and gas production wastewater with a hybrid sequencing batch reactor-membrane bioreactor process, Journal of Water Process Engineering, 17 (2017) 82-94.

Hou, D., Lu, L., Sun, D., Ge., Z., Huang, X., Cath, T.Y., Ren, Z.J., Microbial electrochemical nutrient recovery in anaerobic osmotic membrane bioreactors, Water Research, 114 (2017) 181-188.

Bell, E.A., Poynor, T.E., Newhart, K.B., Regnery, J., Coday, B.D., Cath, T.Y., Produced water treatment using forward osmosis membranes: evaluation of extended-time performance and fouling, Journal of Membrane Science, 525 (2017) 77-88.

Ramey, D.F., Munakata-Marr, J., Cath, T.Y., Hypoaeration of activated sludge to reduce energy requirements at distributed reclaimed water plants: Studies at bench and pilot scales,  Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology, 3 (2017) 235-248.

 

2016

Riley, S.M., Oliveira, J.M.S., Regnery, J., Cath, T.Y., Hybrid membrane bio-systems for sustainable treatment of oil & gas produced water and frac flowback, Separation and Purification Technology, 171 (2016) 297–311.

Bell, E.A., Holloway, R.W., Cath, T.Y., Evaluation of forward osmosis membrane performance and fouling during long-term osmotic membrane bioreactor study, Journal of Membrane Science, 517 (2016) 1-13.

Bush, J.A., Vanneste, J., Cath, T.Y., Membrane distillation the Great Salt Lake: Effects efficiency, and salt rejection for concentration of hypersaline brines from of scaling and fouling on performance, Separation and Purification Technology, 170 (2016) 78-91.

Duong, H.C., Cooper, P., Nelemans, B., Cath, T.Y., Nghiem, L.D., Evaluating energy consumption of air gap membrane distillation for seawater desalination at pilot scale level, Separation and Purification Technology, 166 (2016) 55-62.

Kazor, K.E., Holloway, R.W., Cath, T.Y., Hering, A.S., Comparison of linear and nonlinear dimension reduction techniques for automated process monitoring of a decentralized wastewater treatment facility, Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment, 30 (2016) 1527-1544.

Regnery, J., Coday, B.D., Riley, S.M., Cath, T.Y., Solid-phase extraction followed by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry for the quantitative analysis of semi-volatile hydrocarbons in hydraulic fracturing wastewaters, Analytical Methods (RSC), 8 (2016) 2058-2068.

Holloway, R.W., Miller-Robbie, L., Patel, M., Stokes, J.R., Munakata-Marr, J., Dadakis, J., Cath, T.Y., Life-cycle assessment of two potable water reuse technologies: MF/RO/UV-AOP treatment and hybrid osmotic membrane bioreactors, Journal of Membrane Science, 507 (2016) 165-178. Supporting Information.

Forrestal, C., Haeger, A., Dankovick IV, L., Cath, T.Y., Ren, Z.J., A liter-scale microbial capacitive deionization system for the treatment of shale gas wastewater, Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology, 2 (2016) 353-361. Supporting Information.

Hickenbottom, K.L., Vanneste, J., Cath, T.Y., Assessment of alternative draw solutions for optimized performance of a closed-loop osmotic heat engine, Journal of Membrane Science, 504 (2016) 162-175. Supporting Information.

Hickenbottom, K.L., Vanneste, J., Elimelech, M., Cath, T.Y., Assessing the current state of commercially available membranes and spacers for energy production with pressure retarded osmosis, Desalination, 389 (2016) 108-118.

Coday, B.D., Hoppe-Jones, C., Wandera, D., Shethji, J., Herron, J., Lampi, K., Snyder, S.A., Cath, T.Y., Evaluation of the transport parameters and physiochemical properties of forward osmosis Membranes after treatment of produced water, Journal of Membrane Science, 499 (2016) 491-502.

 

2015

Straub, A.P., Osuji, C.O., Cath, T.Y., Elimelech, M., Selectivity and mass transfer limitations for pressure retarded osmosis at high concentrations and increased operating pressures, Environmental Science & Technology, 49 (20) (2015) 12551-12559.

Duong, H.C., Cooper, P., Nelemans, B., Cath, T.Y., Nghiem, L.D., Optimising thermal efficiency of direct contact membrane distillation via brine recycling for small scale seawater desalination, Desalination, 374 (2015) 1-9.

Chaudhry, R.M., Holloway, R.W., Cath, T.Y., Nelson, K.L., Impact of virus surface characteristics on removal mechanisms within membrane bioreactors, Water Research, 84 (2015) 144-152.

Duong, H.C., Gray, S., Duke, M., Cath, T.Y., Nghiem, L.D., Scaling control during membrane distillation of coal seam gas reverse osmosis brine, Journal of Membrane Science, 493 (2015) 673-682.

Holloway, A. Achilli, Cath, T.Y., The osmotic membrane bioreactor: A critical review, Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology, 1 (6) (2015) 581-605.

Duong, H.C., Chivas, A.R., Nelemans, B., Duke, M., Gray, S., Cath, T.Y., Nghiem, L.D., Treatment of RO brine from CSG produced water by spiral wound air gap membrane distillation – a pilot study, Desalination, 366 (2015) 121-129.

Holloway, R.W., Maltos, R., Vanneste, J., Cath, T.Y., Mixed draw solutions for improved forward osmosis performance, Journal of Membrane Science, 491 (2015) 121–131.

Coday, B.D., Miller-Robbie, L., Beaudry, E.G., Munakata-Marr, J., Cath, T.Y., Life cycle and economic assessments of engineered osmosis and osmotic dilution for desalination of Haynesville shale pit water, Desalination, 369 (2015), 188-200.

Coday, B.D., Almaraz, N., Cath, T.Y., Forward osmosis desalination of oil and gas wastewater: Impacts of membrane selection and industrial operating conditions, Journal of Membrane Science, 488 (2015) 40-55.

Xu, X., Lin, L., Papelis, C., Myint, M., Cath, T.Y., Xu, P., Use of drinking water treatment solids for arsenic removal from desalination concentrate, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 445 (2015) 252-261.

Coday, B.D., Luxbacher, T., Childress, A.E., Almaraz, N., Xu, X., Cath, T.Y., Indirect determination of zeta potential at high ionic strength: Specific application to semipermeable polymeric membranes, Journal of Membrane Science, 478 (2015) 58–64. Supplementary data

Miller-Robbie, L.A., Ulrich, B.A., Ramey, D.F., Spencer, K.S., Herzog, S.P., Cath, T.Y., Stokes, J.R., Higgins, C.P., Life cycle energy and greenhouse gas assessment of the co-production of biosolids and biochar for land application, Journal of Cleaner Production, 91 (2015) 118-127.

Ramey, D.F., Lumley, N.P.G., Prieto, A.L., Porter, J.M., Cath, T.Y., Evaluating air blown gasification for energy recovery from wastewater solids: impact of biological treatment and point of generation on energy recovery, 2014, Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments, 9 (2015) 22-29. Supplementary data

Vuono, D.C., Benecke, J., Henkel, J., Navidi, W.C., Cath, T.Y., Munakata-Marr, J., Spear, J.R., Drewes, J.E., Disturbance and temporal partitioning of the activated sludge metacommunity, ISME Journal 9 (2015) 425-435.

Holloway, R.W., Wait, A.S., Fernandes-da-Silva, A., Herron, J., Schutter, M., Lampi, K., Cath, T.Y., Long-term pilot scale investigation of novel hybrid ultrafiltration-osmotic membrane bioreactors, Desalination, 363 (2015) 64-74.

 

2014

Holloway, R.W., Regnery, J., Nghiem, L.D., Cath, T.Y., Removal of trace organic compounds and performance of a novel hybrid ultrafiltration-osmotic membrane bioreactors, Environmental Science & Technology, 48 (18) (2014) 10859-10868.

Lin, L., Xu, X., Papelis, C., Cath, T.Y., Xu, P., Sorption of metals and metalloids from reverse osmosis concentrate on drinking water treatment solids, Separation and Purification Technology, 134 (2014) 37-45.

Lin, S., Yip, N.Y., Cath, T.Y., Osuji, C.O., Elimelech, M., Hybrid pressure retarded osmosis – membrane distillation system for power generation from low-grade heat: Thermodynamic analysis and energy efficiency, Environmental Science & Technology, 48 (9) (2014) 5306–5313. Supporting Information

Lumley, N.P.J., Braun, R.J., Cath, T.Y., Prieto, A.L., Ramey, D.F., Porter J.M., Techno-economic analysis of wastewater sludge gasification: A decentralized urban perspective, Bioresource Technology, 161 (2014) 385-394.

Coday, B.D., Yaffe, B.G.M., Xu, P., Cath, T.Y., Rejection of trace organic compounds in forward osmosis: A literature review, Environmental Science & Technology, 48 (7), (2014) 3612–3624.

Wijekoon, K.C., Hai, F.I., Kang, J., Price, W.E., Guo, W., Ngo, H.H., Cath, T.Y., Nghiem, L.D., A novel membrane distillation – thermophilic bioreactor (MDBR) system: Biological stability and trace organic compound removal, Bioresource Technology, 159 (2014) 334-341. DOI: 10.1016/j.biortech.2014.02.088

Hickenbottom, K.L., Cath, T.Y., Sustainable operation of membrane distillation for enhancement of mineral recovery from hypersaline solutions, Journal of Membrane Science, 454 (2014) 426-435.

Wijekoon, K.C., Hai, F.I., Kang, J., Price, W.E., Cath, T.Y., Nghiem, L.D., Rejection and fate of trace organic compounds (TrOCs) during membrane distillation, Journal of Membrane Science, 453 (2014) 636-642.

Plumlee, M.H., Debroux, J-F, Taffler, D., Mayer, X., Dahm, K.G., Hancock, N.T., Guerra K.L., Xu, P., Drewes, J.E., Cath, T.Y., Coalbed methane produced water screening tool for treatment technology and beneficial use, Journal of Unconventional Oil and Gas Resources, 5 (2014) 22-34. Supporting Information

Coday, B.D., Cath, T.Y., Forward osmosis: Novel desalination of produced water and fracturing flowback, Journal AWWA, 106 (2) (2014) E55-E66.

Coday, B.D., Xu, P., Beaudry, E.G., Herron, J., Lampi, K., Hancock, N.T., Cath, T.Y., The sweet spot of forward osmosis: treatment of produced water, drilling wastewater, and other complex and difficult liquid streams, Desalination, 333 (2014) 23-35.

 

2013

Xu, P., Cath, T.Y., Robertson, A.P., Reinhard, M., Leckie, J.O., Drewes, J.E., Critical review of desalination concentrate management, treatment and beneficial use, Environmental Engineering Science, 30 (8) (2013) 502-514.

Xu, P., Capito, M., Cath, T.Y., Selective removal of arsenic and monovalent ions from brackish water reverse osmosis concentrate, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 260 (2013) 885– 891.

Vuono, D., Henkel, J., Benecke, J., Cath, T.Y., Reid, T., Johnson, L., Drewes, J.E., Flexible hybrid membrane treatment systems for tailored nutrient management: A new paradigm in urban wastewater treatment, Journal of Membrane Science, 446 (2013) 34-41.

Hancock, N.T., Xu, P., Roby, M.J., Gomez, J.D., and Cath, T.Y., Towards direct potable reuse with forward osmosis: Technical assessment of long-term process performance at the pilot scale, Journal of Membrane Science, 445 (2013) 34-46.

Klaysom, C., Cath, T.Y., Depuydt, T., Vankelecom, I.F.J., Forward and pressure retarded osmosis: Potential solutions for global challenges in energy and water supply, Chemical Society Reviews, 42 (2013) 6959-6989.

Coday, B.D., Heil, D.M., Xu, P., Cath, T.Y., The effects of transmembrane hydraulic pressure on performance of forward osmosis membranes, Environmental Science & Technology, 47 (5) (2013) 2386-2393. Supporting Information

Siegrist, R.L., McCray, J.E., Lowe, K.S., Cath, T.Y., Munakata-Marr, J, Onsite and decentralized Wastewater Systems: Advances from a decade of research and educational efforts, WATER, February 2013, 77-84.

Cath, T.Y., Elimelech, M, McCutcheon, J.R., McGinnis, R.L., Achilli, A., Anastasio, D., Brady, A.R., Childress, A.E., Farr, I.V, Hancock, N.T., Lampi, J., Nghiem, L.D., Xie, M., Yip, N.Y., Standard methodology for evaluating membrane performance in osmotically driven membrane processes, Desalination 312 (2013) 31-38.

Hickenbottom, K.L., Hancock, N.T., Hutchings, N.R., Appleton, E.W., Beaudry, E.G., Xu, P., Cath, T.Y., Forward osmosis treatment of drilling mud and fracturing wastewater from oil and gas operations, Desalination, 312 (2013) 60-66.

 

2005-2012

Hancock, N.T., Black, N., Cath, T.Y., Life cycle assessment of hybrid osmotically driven membrane processes for seawater desalination and wastewater reclamation, Water Research, 46 (4) (2012) 1145–1154. Supporting Information.

Hancock, N.T., Phillip, W., Elimelech, M., and Cath, T.Y., Modeling bi-directional solute permeation in osmotically driven membrane processes, Environmental Science & Technology, 45 (24) (2011) 10642–10651. Supporting Information

Nghiem, L.D., Hildinger, F., Hai, F.I., Cath, T.Y., Treatment of saline aqueous solutions using direct contact membrane distillation, Desalination and Water Treatment, 32 (2011) 234–241.

Hancock, N.T., Xu, P., Heil, D.M., Bellona, C., and Cath, T.Y., A comprehensive bench- and pilot-scale investigation of trace organic compound rejection by forward osmosis, Environmental Science & Technology, 45 (19) (2011) 8483-8490. Supporting Information

Cath, T.Y., Drewes, J.E., Lundin, C.D., Hancock, N.T., Forward osmosis–reverse osmosis process offers a novel hybrid solution for water purification and reuse, IDA Journal on Desalination and Water Reuse, Fourth Quarter 2010, January 2011.

Nghiem, L.D., Cath, T.Y., A scaling mitigation approach during direct contact membrane distillation, Separation and Purification Technology, 80 (2) (2011) 315-322.

Cath, T.Y., Osmotically and thermally driven membrane processes for enhancement of water recovery in desalination processes, Desalination and Water Treatment, 15 (2010) 279–286.

Cath, T.Y, Hancock, N.T., Lundin, C.D., Hoppe-Jones, C., and Drewes, J.E., A multi barrier hybrid osmotic dilution process for simultaneous desalination and purification of impaired water, Journal of Membrane Science, 362 (2010) 417–426.

Achilli, A., Cath, T.Y., Childress, A.E., Selection of inorganic-based draw solutions for forward osmosis applications, Journal of Membrane Science, 364 (2010) 233–241.

Hancock, N.T. and Cath, T.Y., Solute coupled diffusion in osmotically driven membrane processes, Environmental Science & Technology, 43 (17) (2009) 6769–6775. Supporting Information

Achilli, A., Cath, T.Y., Childress, A.E., Power generation with pressure retarded osmosis: An experimental and theoretical investigation, Journal of Membrane Science, 343 (2009) 42-52.

Martinetti, C.R., Childress, A.E., Cath, T.Y., Advanced membrane processes for desalination of concentrated RO brines, Journal of Membrane Science, 331 (2009) 31-39.

Achilli, A., Cath, T.Y., Marchand, E.A., Childress, A.E., The forward osmosis membrane bioreactor: A low fouling alternative to MBR processes, Desalination, 239 (2009) 10-21.

Holloway, R.W., Childress, A.E., Dennett, K.E., Cath, T.Y., Forward osmosis for concentration of centrate from anaerobic digester, Water Research, 41 (2007) 4005-4014.

Mortensen, E., Cath, T.Y., Brant, J.A., Dennett, K., Childress, A.E., Evaluation of membrane processes for reducing total dissolved solids discharged to the Truckee River, Journal of Environmental Engineering, December 2007, 1136-1144.

Cartinella, J.L., Cath , T.Y., Flynn, M.T., Miller, G.C., Hunter, K.W., Childress, A.E., Removal of natural steroid hormones from wastewater using membrane contactor processes, Environmental Science & Technology, 40 (23) (2006) 7381-7386. Supporting Information

Cath, T.Y., Childress, A.E., Elimelech, M., Forward osmosis: Principles, applications, and recent developments, Journal of Membrane Science, 281 (2006) 70-87.

Cath, T.Y., Childress, A.E., Membrane contactor processes for wastewater reclamation in space. II. Combined direct osmosis, osmotic distillation, and membrane distillation for treatment of metabolic wastewater, Journal of Membrane Science, 257 (2005) 111-119.

Cath, T.Y., Gormly, S., Beaudry, E.G., Flynn, M.T., Adams, V.D., Childress, A.E., Membrane contactor processes for wastewater reclamation in space. I. Direct osmotic concentration as pretreatment for reverse osmosis, Journal of Membrane Science, 257 (2005) 85-98.

Cath, T.Y., Adams, V.D., Childress, A.E., Experimental study of desalination using direct contact membrane distillation: A new approach to flux enhancement, Journal of Membrane Science, 228 (2004) 5-16.

 

Book Chapters

Prieto, A. L., Vuono, D., Holloway, R., Benecke, J., Henkel, J., Cath, T. Y., Reid, T., Johnson, L., Drewes, J. E., Decentralized Wastewater Treatment for Distributed Water Reclamation and Reuse: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly - Experience from a Case Study. In Novel Solutions to Water Pollution, American Chemical Society, ACS Symposium Series, Vol. 1123 (2013) 251-266.

 

Technical Publications

Cath, T.Y., Membrane systems, Water Environment & Technology 21 (1), January 2009. PDF

Xu, P., Wang, G., Cath, T.Y., Drewes, J.E., Ruetten, J., Consider the Pros and Cons of Desalination, American Water Works Association, Opflow, March 2009, 10-13.

 

Paper in editorial-reviewed periodicals, published

Drewes, J.E., Hancock, N.T., Benko, K.L., Dahm, K., Xu, P., Heil, D., Cath, T.Y., Treatment of Coalbed Methane Produced Water, Exploration & Production/Oil and Gas Review, 7 (2) (2009) 126-128.

 

In the news

Frack water: Is it feasible to drink?

Mines receives $1.5M DOE grant for geothermal research (September 2015)

Bringing out-of-this-world solutions to Colorado’s water problems (November 2014)

Worth its weight: Water in the west (August 2014)

GEM panels examine the water-energy nexus (January 2014)

School of Mines in collaborative study to retrieve usable water from waste streams (December 2013)

Researchers converting wastewater to cleaner water (November 2013)

US Department of Energy funds Yale and CSM proposal (December 2012)

Reinventing the Nation’s Urban Water System (November 2011)

Colorado School of Mines tapped to fix urban water problems (July 2011)

 

Intellectual Property

Pravin, M.S., Cath, T.Y., Holloway, R.W., Herron, J.R., Lampi, K., Wait, A.S., Schultz, W.L., “Water reuse system and method” (UFO-MBR nutrient recovery) Provisional application #61/876,108, filed on September 10, 2013.

Cath, T.Y., Holloway, R.W., Herron, J.R., Lampi, K., Pravin, M.S., “Water reuse system and method” (UFO-MBR) Provisional application #61/751,195, filed on January 10, 2013.

Hickenbottom, K.L., Cath, T.Y., Pannell, D.K., Poe, J., “Methods for sustainable membrane distillation concentration of hyper saline streams,” Provisional application #61/658/244 filed on June 11, 2012.

Achilli, A., Childress, A.E., Cath, T.Y., “Osmotically Assisted Desalination Method and System” US Patent 8,801,934 B2 was awarded on August 12, 2014.

Cath, T.Y., Childress, A.E., “Systems and Methods for Purification of Liquids,” US Patent 8,216,474 B2 was awarded on July 10, 2012.

Cath, T.Y., Childress, A.E., “Systems and Methods for Purification of Liquids,” US Patent 8,083,942 B2 was awarded on December 27, 2011.

Cath, T.Y., Childress, A.E., Martinetti, C.R., “Membrane-distillation-forward-osmosis systems and methods of use,” US Patent 8,029,671 B2 was awarded on October 4, 2011.

Cath, T.Y., Childress, A.E., “Systems and Methods for Purification of Liquids,” US Patent 7,914,680 B2 was awarded on March 29, 2011.

Cath, T.Y., Childress, A.E., Adams, V.D., “Vacuum Assisted Direct Contact Membrane Distillation for Desalination: A New Approach to Flux Enhancement,” US Patent 7,608,188 was awarded in October 2009.

 

Conference Proceeding Papers

2014

Coday, B.D., Holloway, R.W., Herron, J., Schutter, M.D., Lampi, K., Cath, T.Y., Progress in the investigation of FO for complex applications: UFO-MBR and reclamation of O&G wastewater, Proceedings of the IFOA, September 18-19, 2014, Lisbon, Portugal. Invited Presentation.

Holloway, R.W., Herron, J., Lampi, K., Cath, T.Y., The UFO-MBR for potable, indirect potable, and nutrient recovery – rejection of TOrCs, Proceedings of the AWWA/AMTA 2014 Membrane Technology Conference and Exposition, March 10-14, 2014, Las Vegas, NV.

 

2013

Coday, B.D., Xu, P., Cath, T.Y., Evaluating membrane performance in osmotically driven membrane processes: enhancement of testing methods for industrial wastewater treatment applications, Proceedings of the AMTA/AWWA 2013 Membrane Technology Conference February 25-28, 2013, San Antonio, TX

Cath, T.Y., Hickenbottom, K.L., Coday, B.D., Furtado, A.R., Forward osmosis and membrane distillation application for sustainable recovery of water and minerals from hypersaline brines, Proceedings of the AMTA/AWWA 2013 Membrane Technology Conference February 25-28, 2013, San Antonio, TX

Holloway, R.E., Vuono, D., Prieto, A.L., Reid, T., Johnson, L., Drewes, J.E., Cath, T.Y., Evaluating hollow fiber membrane fouling of a decentralized SBR-MBR treatment facility used for tailored urban water reuse, Proceedings of the AMTA/AWWA 2013 Membrane Technology Conference February 25-28, 2013, San Antonio, TX

Lumley, N.P.J., Braun, R.J., Cath, T.Y., Prieto, A.L., Ramey, D.F., Buschmann, G., Porter J.M., Technoeconomic analysis of wastewater biosolids gasification, Proceedings of the 2013 AIChE Annual Meeting, November 3-8, San Francisco, CA. http://www3.aiche.org/proceedings/content/Annual-2013/extended-abstracts/P325428.pdf

Cath, T.Y., Geza, M., Drewes, J.E., Xu, P., Decision support tool for management of produced and frac-flowback water, Proceedings of the IMWA 2013 – Reliable Mine Water Technology, August 5-9, Golden, CO.

 

2012

Siegrist, R.L., McCray, J.E., Lowe, K.S., Cath, T.Y., Munakata-Marr, J., Onsite and decentralized wastewater systems: Advances from a decade of research and educational efforts, Proceedings of the Small Water and Wastewater Systems National Conference (Australian Water Association), September 26-28, 2012, Newcastle Panthers, NSW, Australia.

Prieto, A.L., Benecke, J., Vuono, D., Holloway, R., Henkel, J., Cath, T.Y., Drewes, J.E., Urban landscape irrigation using an SBMBR system for on-site wastewater reclamation, Proceedings of the 27th Annual WateReuse Symposium, September 9-12, 2012, Hollywood, FL.

 

2011

Cath, T.Y., Hancock, N.T., Xu, P., and Heil, D.M., A comprehensive study of micropollutants rejection by forward osmosis and hybrid FO-RO, Proceedings of the American Water Works Association 2011 Membrane Technology Conference, Long Beach, CA, March 31, 2011.

Hancock, N.T., Cath, T.Y., Xu, P., Heil, D.M., Black, N.D., Novel dual barrier hybrid osmotic dilution – RO system: pilot-scale demonstration of technical and ecological merit, Proceedings of the American Water Works Association 2011 Membrane Technology Conference, Long Beach, CA, March 31, 2011.

Cath, T.Y., Hancock, N.T., Xu, P., Black, N.D., Heil, D.M., Results from piloting of hybrid FO-RO for water reclamation, energy recovery, and potable reuse, Proceedings of the 26th Annual WateReuse Symposium, Phoenix, AZ, September 11-14, 2011.

Henkel, J., Vuono, D., Drewes, J.E., Cath, T.Y., Johnson, L.W., Reid, T., Three years experience with a demonstration scale SBR-MBR hybrid system for onsite wastewater treatment and reuse, Proceedings of the 26th Annual WateReuse Symposium, Phoenix, AZ, September 11-14, 2011.

Hickenbottom, K.L, Hancock, N.T., Hutchings, N.R., Beaudry, E.G., Cath, T.Y., Reclamation and reuse of water from oil and gas wells' drilling muds and from fracturing waste: a novel forward osmosis approach, Proceedings of the 26th Annual WateReuse Symposium, Phoenix, AZ, September 11-14, 2011.

Castillo, M., Horton, J., Johnson, L.W., Reid, T., Llorente, C., Cath, T.Y., Drewes, J.E., Water reuse through adaptive design principles, Proceedings of the 8th IWA International Conference on Water Reclamation and Reuse, Barcelona, Spain, September 26-29, 2011.

 

2010

Drewes, J.E., Cath, T.Y., Xu, P., Hancock, N.T., Dahm, K.G., Guerra, K.L., Heil, D., An integrated framework for treatment & management of CBM produced water, the 25th Annual WateReuse Symposium, September 13th, 2010, Washington D.C.

Flynn, M., Delzeit, L., Gormly, S., Howard, K., Richardson, T.M.J, Shaw, H., Cath, T.Y., Adams, V.D., Childress, A.E., Development of the direct osmotic concentration system, proceedings of the Society of Automotive Engineers 40th International Conference on Environmental Systems, July 11-15, 2010, Barcelona, Spain.

 

2009

Cath, T.Y., Osmotically and thermally driven membrane processes (Invited Talk), proceedings of the 11th Annual Israel Desalination Society Conference, “Osmotic processes – past, present and future.” In memory of Prof. Sidney Loeb (1916-2008), December 14, 2009, Ben-Gurion University, Sede-Boqer Campus, Israel. Invited Presentation.

Huggins, R.G., Drewes, J.E., Cath, T.Y., and Johnson, L.W., Evaluation of a full scale hybrid sequencing batch/membrane bioreactor for onsite treatment of domestic wastewater, proceedings of the Water Environment Federation's Annual Conference, WEFTEC.09, October 10-14, 2009, Orlando, Florida.

Hutton, M., Childress, A.E., Walker, N., Cath, T.Y., and Hen, E., Evaluation of pressure-driven and novel membrane processes for treatment of geothermal brines, proceedings of the 2009 Geothermal Resources Council (GRC) Annual Meeting, October 4-7, 2009, Reno, Nevada.

Hancock, N.T. and Cath, T.Y., Optimization of forward osmosis for sustainable inland brackish water desalination, proceedings of the 24th Annual WateReuse Symposium, September 13-16, 2009, Seattle, Washington. • Cath, T.Y., Lundin, C.D., and Drewes, J.E., A novel hybrid forward osmosis process for drinking water augmentation using impaired water and saline water sources, proceedings of the 24th Annual WateReuse Symposium, September 13-16, 2009, Seattle, Washington.

Achilli, A., Cath, T.Y., Marchand, E.A., Childress, A.E., Harvesting wastewater energy with pressure retarded osmosis, proceedings of the 24th Annual WateReuse Symposium, September 13-16, 2009, Seattle, Washington.

Huggins, R.G., Drewes, J.E., Cath, T.Y., and Johnson, L.W., Sequencing batch membrane bioreactor technology for onsite wastewater treatment and reuse, proceedings of the 24th Annual WateReuse Symposium, September 13-16, 2009, Seattle, Washington.

Lundin, C., Drewes, J.E., Cath, T.Y., A Novel Hybrid Forward Osmosis – Reverse Osmosis Process for Water Purification and Reuse, Using Impaired Water and Saline Water. Proceedings of the American Water Works Association 2009 Membrane Technology Conference, March 15–18, 2009, Memphis, Tennessee.

Hancock, N.T., Cath, T.Y., Novel Performance Modeling of Forward Osmosis – Reverse Osmosis Integrated System. Proceedings of the American Water Works Association 2009 Membrane Technology Conference, March 15–18, 2009, Memphis, Tennessee.

 

2008

Achilli, A., Cath, T.Y., Marchand, E.A., Childress, A.E., The Novel Osmotic Membrane Bioreactor for Wastewater Treatment. Proceedings of WEFTEC.08, October 18-22, 2008, Chicago, Illinois.

Walker, N., Cath, T.Y., Childress, A.E., Hutton, M., Weinberg, A., Assessment of Traditional and Nnovel Membrane Processes for Recovery of Cooling Tower Water in Geothermal Power Plants. Proceedings of the Geothermal Resources Council (GRC) 2008 Annual Meeting, October 5-8, 2008, Reno, Nevada.

Lundin, C., Drewes, J.E., Cath, T.Y., A Novel Hybrid Forward Osmosis Process for Drinking Water Augmentation using Impaired Water and Saline Water Sources. Proceedings of the 23rd Annual WateReuse Symposium, September 7-10, 2008, Dallas, TX.

Hancock, N.T., Cath, T.Y., Optimization of Osmotically Driven Membrane Process for Brine Minimization. Proceedings of the 23rd Annual WateReuse Symposium, September 7-10, 2008, Dallas, TX.

Achilli, A., Cath, T.Y., Marchand, E.A., Childress, A.E., The Osmotic Membrane Bioreactor for Potable Water Reuse. Proceedings of the 23rd Annual WateReuse Symposium, September 7-10, 2008, Dallas, TX.

Xu, P., Wang, G.L., Cath, T.Y., Drewes, J.E., Ruetten, J., Dolnicar. S., Critical Assessment of Implementing Seawater Desalination. Proceedings of the 23rd Annual WateReuse Symposium, September 7-10, 2008, Dallas, TX.

Benko, K., Drewes, J.E.,Xu, P., Cath, T.Y., Hancock, N.T., Beneficial Use of Coal Bed Methane Produced Water: Water Quality and Treatment Issues. Proceedings of the 23rd Annual WateReuse Symposium, September 7-10, 2008, Dallas, TX.

Flynn, M., Gormly, S., Cath, T.Y., Richardson, T.M., Howard, K., Hannon, A., Adams, V.D., Childress, A.E., and Kliss, M., Advanced Development of the Direct Osmotic Concentration System, 08ICES-201. Proceedings of the Society of Automotive Engineers 38th International Conference on Environmental Systems, June 29-July 3, 2008, San Francisco, California.

Achilli, A., Cath, T.Y., Marchand, E.A., and Childress, A.E., The Osmotic Membrane Bioreactor for Potable Water Reuse. Proceedings of the Annual California Section WateReuse Conference, March 24-26, 2008, Newport Beach, California.

 

2007

Achilli, A., Cath, T.Y., Marchand, E.A., Childress, A.E., The Forward Osmosis Membrane Bioreactor for Domestic Wastewater Treatment. Proceedings of WEFTEC.07, October 13-17, 2007, San Diego, California.

Cath, T.Y., Membrane Contactor Processes for Removal of Natural Hormones from Wastewater. Proceedings of the American Water Resources Association 2007 Summer Specialty Conference, Emerging Contaminants of Concern in the Environment: Issues, Investigations, and Solutions, June 25-27, 2007, Vail, Colorado.

Martinetti, C.R., Cath, T.Y., Childress, A.E., Novel Application of Membrane Distillation and Forward Osmosis for Brackish Water Desalination. Proceedings of the American Water Works Association, 2007 Membrane Technology Conference, March 18-21, 2007, Tampa, Florida.

Achilli, A., Cath, T.Y., Marchand, E.A., Childress, A.E.,Treatment of Dilute Wastewater Using an Anaerobic Membrane Bioreactor. Proceedings of the American Water Works Association, 2007 Membrane Technology Conference, March 18-21, 2007, Tampa, Florida.

 

2001-2006

Cath, T.Y. , Cartinella, J.L., Adams, V.D., Childress, A.E., Gormly, S., Flynn, M., New Concepts and Performance of the Direct Osmotic Concentration Process for Wastewater Recovery in Advanced Life Support Systems, 06ICES-225. Proceedings of the 36 th International Conference on Environmental Systems (ICES) , July 17-20, 2006, Norfolk, Virginia.

Cath , T.Y. , Adams, V.D., Childress, A.E., Gormly, S., Flynn, M., Progress in the Development of Direct Osmotic Concentration Wastewater Recovery Process for Advanced Life Support Systems, SAE 2005-01-3031. Proceedings of the 35 th International Conference on Environmental Systems (ICES) , July 11-14, 2005, Rome, Italy.

Mortensen, E., Cath , T.Y. , Brant, J.A., Dennett, K.E., Childress, A.E., Evaluation of Strategies to Reduce Loadings of Total Dissolved Solids from the Truckee Meadows Water Reclamation Facility to the Truckee River. Proceedings of the American Water Works Association, 2005 Membrane Technology Conference , March 6-9, 2003, Phoenix, AZ.

Gormly, S., Adams, V.D., Cath , T.Y. , Childress, A.E., Flynn, M., Beaudry, E.G., Direct Osmotic Concentration: A Primary Water Treatment Process for Space Life Support Applications, SAE 2003-01-2332. Proceedings of the 33rd International Conference on Environmental Systems (ICES) , Vancouver, Canada, 7-10 July 2003.

Cath , T.Y. , Adams, V.D, Childress, A.E, Desalination using Enhanced Direct Contact Membranes Distillation. Proceedings of the American Water Works Association, 2003 Membrane Technology Conference , March 2-5, 2003, Atlanta, GA.

Cath , T.Y. , Curtis, J.G., Childress, A.E., Adams, V.D., Removal of Disinfection Byproducts Using Vacuum Membranes Distillation. Proceedings of the American Water Works Association 2001 Membrane Technology Conference , March 4-7, 2001, San Antonio, Texas.