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Study expands understanding of bacterial communities for global next-generation wastewater treatment and reuse systems

Study expands understanding of bacterial communities for global next-generation wastewater treatment and reuse systems

Researchers at the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University and the University of Oklahoma led an interdisciplinary global study to explore wastewater microbial communities. The research expands the understanding of activated sludge microbiomes for next-generation wastewater treatment and reuse systems enhanced by microbiome engineering. Developing a fundamental understanding of the biodiversity of the activated sludge...

Sustainability PhD alumna working to make slums more connected

Sustainability PhD alumna working to make slums more connected

School of Sustainability PhD alumna Christa Brelsford is part of a team working to improve the lives of slum residents by using topology — a method that allows the team to mathematically examine the slums’ spatial structures and networks. “This method could determine, for example, the fewest streets that would need to be added to provide...

ASU awarded NASA grant for study on Colorado River water management

ASU awarded NASA grant for study on Colorado River water management

An interdisciplinary team of researchers at Arizona State University has received a $1 million grant from NASA’s Earth Science Division to provide long-range scenarios for water management for the Colorado River Basin. “Water management is a pressing issue for Arizona,” said Senior Sustainability Scientist Enrique Vivoni, principal investigator of the project and professor in the...