News

Membrane filter technology could improve quality of drinking water

Shankar Chellam
Shankar Chellam

Membrane filters, such as those currently used in some home water purification systems, might someday be used on a large scale to remove contaminants and organic compounds that affect the purity of municipal water supplies, according to UH researchers. Shankar Chellam, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, discusses his reseach in the latest edition of the 'Images' audio Web cast program.

Understanding how such filters interact with various contaminants will help engineers devise more efficient filters, says Chellam. "Ultimately, the cost of membrane technology will go down and make it more feasible to be used for large-scale implementation," he says.

Listen to this week's 'Images' show.

'Images' is a 30-minute Internet Broadcast produced under the direction of associate professor of communication Robert Musburger. It is available on the Office of External Communication's Newsroom.

Other 'Images' programs previously broadcast on the Internet are available at: http://www.uh.edu/admin/media/newsroom/imagesarchive/index.html.

Department/Academic Programs: 

Related News Stories

Lee approved for NOAA grant to forecast inundation extents

Hyongki Lee, an associate professor in the Cullen College of Engineering's Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, is the principal investigator for a grant that will hopefully lead to better flood forecasting.

For University of Houston professor Hyongki Lee, living firsthand through the calamity and destruction caused by Hurricane Harvey in 2017 has shaped his research interests, and brought to the forefront how important the need for a forecast flood extent can be.

Engineering Societies Recognize Hsu for Distinguished Achievement

Thomas T.C. Hsu, the Moores Professor of Civil Engineering at the Cullen College of Engineering, has been recognized by two international organizations for his contributions and research.

A professor in the Cullen College of Engineering's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering has been recognized by two international organizations for his contributions and research.

Dr. Thomas T.C. Hsu, the Moores Professor of Civil Engineering, received the 2020 Distinguished Achievement Award from the Society of Earthquake Engineering of the Republic of China, Taiwan, and the Structural Engineering Society of the Republic of China, Taiwan.