Congratulations to Dr. Tim Bartholowmew on successfully defending his thesis on multiscale brine dewatering technologies and management strategies entitled "Process and Network Level Optimization for High Salinity Brine Dewatering and Management".
The first objective of his work was to develop module-scale models for membrane-based technologies to accurately assess their dewatering performance for high salinity brines. The second objective was to develop process-scale cost optimization models that determine the technoeconomic feasibility of emerging membrane-based brine dewatering technologies. The third objective was to develop network-scale supply chain optimization models and spatially resolved analyses that identify low cost and environmental impact brine management strategies across the U.S.
Check out his recent paper on Cost Optimization of Osmotically Assisted Reverse Osmosis!*/