The mission of the Water & Energy Efficiency for the Environment Lab (WE3Lab) is to reduce the cost and carbon intensity of water desalination and reuse. Ongoing research efforts include:
1) developing automated, precise, robust, intensified, modular, and electrified (A-PRIME) water desalination technologies to support a circular water economy;
2) optimizing the coordinated operation of decarbonized water and energy systems; and
3) supporting the design and enforcement of water-energy-food policies (e.g., Effluent Limitation Guidelines, the Clean Power Plan, CA Sustainable Groundwater Management Act, etc.).
Podcast on the circular water economy
Prof. Mauter appeared on Stanford Engineering's "The Future of Everything" podcast to discuss developments in freshwater treatment and distribution.