What is the overall goal of your project?
Our goal is to create a design package and presentation that documents Advanced Vapor-Compression Desalination (AVCD), a new method for producing fresh water from seawater.  Ultimately, our objective to give presentations to the Texas Water Development Board and Texas cities that experience water stress.  We would like them to consider our technology in their plans for supplying water in the future.

Which grand challenge are you addressing?

  • Supplying fresh water to a growing population.
  • What is the key challenge your project is trying to solve?
  • Economically produce freshwater from seawater.

What is the impact on society your project has?
Water is essential to life and industry. Every day, Texas adds about 1,200 people to its population, which increases stress on water sources.

Faculty Mentors: Drs. Mark Holtzapple, Pavel Tsvetkov, Mahmoud El-Halwagi

Targeted Engineering Majors: All engineering majors are welcome.