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Why this topic?

I’ve selected this topic because it has been a huge part of my senior year as a Mechanical Engineer. The Solar Sausage project has been a very difficult and prolonged task, but rewarding at the same time. 86 more words


AHBE Lab / Friday Five for April 17, 2015

Friday Five


I’ve lived in Southern California for 38 years, always within 10 miles of the Pacific Ocean.

For as long as I’ve lived here we’ve talked about drought. 412 more words


The Carlsbad Desalination Project

Desalination, like other major industrial processes, has environmental impacts that must be understood and mitigated, particularly the effects on the marine environment associated with the construction and long-term operation of seawater desalination plants, including withdrawing water from the ocean and discharging the highly concentrated brine.   149 more words


San Diego Addresses State-wide Drought with $1 Billion Desalination Plant

As California’s current drought reaches desperate proportion, San Diego County has chosen to invest $1 billion to construct what will be the largest desalination plant in the western hemisphere in its north county town of Carlsbad. 427 more words


Impact of Desalination on OUR Environment

Picture courtesy of Flickr, from article linked below.

Desalination is a hot topic now. Especially with the water crisis that California is in. People seem to assume that this process doesn’t effect the environment nearly as much as it really does. 119 more words


Water 4.0

Water 4.0: The Past, Present, and Future of the World’s Most Vital Resource

by David Sedlak

David Sedlak is a professor of environmental engineering at the University of California, Berkeley. 972 more words

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