Publications

Manuscripts

Journal Articles

2022

  • Van Houghton, B.D., Acharya, S.M., Rosenblum, J.S., Chakraborty, R., Tringe, S.G., Cath, T.Y., Membrane bioreactor pre-treatment of high salinity O&G produced water, ES&T Water (2022) in press.
  • Sitterley, K.A., Cath, T.J., Jenne, D.S., Yu, Y-H., Cath, T.Y., Performance of reverse osmosis membrane with large feed pressure fluctuations from a wave-driven desalination system, Desalination (2022) in press.

2021

  • Cooper, C.M., McCall, J., Stokes, S.C., McKay, C., Bentley, M.J., Rosenblum, J.S., Blewett, T.A., Huang, Z., Miara, A., Talmadge, M., Evans, A., Sitterley, K.A., Kurup, P., Stokes-Draut, J.R., Macknick, J., Borch, T., Cath, T.Y., and Katz, L.E., Oil and gas produced water reuse: Opportunities, treatment needs, and challenges, ES&T Water, in press.
  • Bush, J.A., Vanneste, J., Leavitt, D., Bergida, J., Krzmarzick, M., Kim, S-J., Ny, C., Cath, T.Y., Membrane distillation crystallization of ammonium nitrate solutions to enable sustainable cold storage: Electrical conductivity as an in-situ saturation indicator, Journal of Membrane Science 631 (2021) 119321.
  • Peng Xie, Tzahi Y. Cath, David A. Ladner, Mass transport in osmotically driven membrane processes, Membranes 11(1) (2021) 29.
  • Crosson, C., Achilli, A., Zuniga-Teran, A.A., Mack, E.A., Albrecht, T., Shrestha, P., Boccelli, D.L., Cath, T.Y., Daigger, G.T., Duan, J., Lansey, K.E., Meixner, T., Pincetl, S., Scott, C.A., Net zero urban water from concept to applications: Integrating natural, built and social systems for responsive and adaptive solutions, ES&T Water 1 (3) (2021) 518-529.
  • Nicholas, E.R., Cath, T.Y., Evaluation of sequencing batch bioreactor followed by media filtration for organic carbon and nitrogen removal in produced water, Journal of Water Process Engineering, 40 (2021) 101863.
  • Lou, J., Johnston, J., Cath, T.Y., Martinand, D., Tilton, N., Computational fluid dynamics simulations of unsteady mixing in spacer-filled direct contact membrane distillation channels, Journal of Membrane Science (2021) 118931.
  • Newhart, K.B., Goldman-Torres, J.E., Freedman, D.E., Wisdom, K.B., Hering, A.S., Cath, T.Y., Prediction of peracetic acid disinfection performance for secondary municipal wastewater treatment using artificial neural networks, ES&T Water 1 (2) (2020) 328-338.

2020

  • Klanderman, M.C., Newhart, K.B., Cath, T.Y., Hering, A.S., Case studies in real-time fault isolation in a decentralized wastewater treatment facility, Journal of Water Process Engineering, 38 (2020) 101556.
  • Sedlacko, E.M., Chaparro, J.M., Heuberger, A.L., Cath, T.Y., Higgins, C.P., Effect of produced water treatment technologies on irrigation-induced metal and salt accumulation in wheat (Triticum aestivum) and sunflower (Helianthus annus), Science of the Total Environment, 740 (2020) 140003.
  • Klanderman, M., Newhart, K.B., Cath, T.Y., Hering, A.S., Fault isolation for a complex decentralized wastewater treatment facility, Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, 69 (2020) 931-951.
  • Newhart, K.B., Marks, C.A., Rauch-Williams, T., Cath, T.Y., Hering, A.S., Hybrid statistical-machine learning ammonia forecasting in continuous activated sludge treatment for improved process control, Journal of Water Process Engineering, 37 (2020) 101389.
  • Maltos, R.A., Holloway, R.W., Cath, T.Y., Enhancement of activated sludge wastewater treatment with hydraulic selection, Separation and Purification Technology, 250 (2020) 117214.
  • Rao, U., Iddya, A., Jung, B., Khor, C.M., Hendren, Z., Turchi, C., Cath, T.Y., Hoek, E.V.M, Ramon, G.Z., Jassby, D., Mineral scale prevention on electrically conducting membrane distillation membranes using induced electrophoretic mixing, Environmental Science & Technology, 54 (6) (2020) 3678–3690.
  • Huo, X., Vanneste, J., Cath, T.Y., Strathmann, T.J., A hybrid catalytic hydrogenation/membrane distillation process for nitrogen resource recovery from nitrate-contaminated waste ion exchange brine, Water Research, 175 (2020) 115688.
  • Almaraz, N., Regnery, J., Vanzin, G.F., Riley, S.M., Ahoor, D.C., Cath, T.Y., Emergence and fate of volatile iodinated organic compounds during biological treatment of oil and gas produced water, Science of the Total Environment, 699 (2020) 134202.

2019

  • Lou, J., Vanneste, J., Decaluwe, S.C., Cath, T.Y., Tilton, N., Computational fluid dynamics simulations of polarization phenomena in direct contact membrane distillation, Journal of Membrane Science, 591 (2019) 117150.
  • Li, C., Li, X., Du, X., Tong, T., Cath, T.Y., Lee, J., Antiwetting and antifouling Janus membrane for desalination of saline oily wastewater by membrane distillation, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 11 (20) (2019) 18456-18465.
  • Sedlacko, E.M., Jahn, C.E., Heuberger, A.L., Sindt, N.M., Miller, H.M., Borch, T., Blaine, A.C., Cath, T.Y., Higgins, C.P., Potential for beneficial reuse of oil-and-gas-derived produced water in agriculture: physiological and morphological responses in spring wheat (Triticum aestivum), Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 38 (8) (2019) 1756-1769.
  • Newhart, K.B., Holloway, R.W., Hering, A.S., Cath, T.Y., Data-driven performance analyses of wastewater treatment plants: A review, Water Research, 157 (2019) 498-513.
  • Murray, C.C., Vatankhah, H., McDonough, C.A., Nickerson, A., Hedtke, T.T., Cath, T.Y., Higgins, C.P., Bellona, C.L., Removal of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances using super-fine powder activated carbon and ceramic membrane filtration, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 366 (2019) 160-168.
  • Bush, J.A., Vanneste, J., Cath, T.Y., A comparison of membrane distillation and high-temperature nanofiltration processes for treatment of silica-saturated water, Journal of Membrane Science, 570-571 (2019) 258-269.

2018

  • Geza, M., Xu, P., Ma, G., Kim, H., Cath, T.Y., iDST: An integrated decision support tool for treatment and beneficial use of unconventional water supplies – Part I. methodology, Journal of Water Process Engineering, 25 (2018) 236-246.
  • Ma, G., Geza, M., Cath, T.Y., Drewes, J.E., Xu, P., iDST: An integrated decision support tool for treatment and beneficial use of unconventional water supplies – Part II. Marcellus and Barnett Shale case studies, Journal of Water Process Engineering, 25 (2018) 258-268.
  • Jassby, D., Cath, T.Y., Buisson, H., The role of nanotechnology in industrial water treatment, Nature Nanotechnology, Vol. 13, August 2018, 670–672.
  • Riley, S.M., Ahoor, D.C., Cath, T.Y., Enhanced biofiltration of O&G produced water comparing granular activated carbon and nutrients, Science of the Total Environment, 640-641 (2018) 419-428.
  • Dolan, F.C., Cath, T.Y., Hogue, T.S., Assessing the feasibility of using produced water for agriculture in Colorado, Science of the Total Environment, 640-641 (2018) 619-628.
  • Riley, S.M., Ahoor, D.C., Oetjen, K., Cath, T.Y., Closed circuit desalination of O&G produced water: An evaluation of NF/RO performance and integrity, Desalination, 442 (2018) 51-61.
  • Odom, G.J., Newhart, K.B., Cath, T.Y., Hering, A.S., Multi-state multivariate statistical process control, Applied Stochastic Models in Business and Industry, 34 (6) (2018) 880-892.
  • Maltos, R., Regnery, R., Almaraz, N., Fox, S., Schutter, M., Cath, T.J., Veres, V., Coday, B.D., Cath, T.Y., Produced water impact on membrane integrity during extended pilot testing of forward osmosis – reverse osmosis treatment, Desalination, 440 (2018) 99-110.
  • Bush, J.A., Vanneste, J., Gustafson. E.M., Waechter, C.A., Jassby, D., Turchi, C.S., Cath, T.Y., Prevention and management of silica scaling in membrane distillation using pH adjustment, Journal of Membrane Science, 554 (2018) 366-377.
  • Hickenbottom, K.L.*, Miller-Robbie, L., Vanneste, J., Munakata Marr, J., Heeley, M.B., Cath, T.Y., Comparative life-cycle assessment of a novel osmotic heat engine and an organic rankine cycle for energy production from low-grade heat, Journal of Cleaner Production, 191 (2018) 490-501. Supporting information.
  • Lee, U-J., Criddle, C.S., Geza, M., Cath, T.Y., Freyberg, D.L., Decision support toolkit for integrated analysis and design of reclaimed water infrastructure, Water Research, 134 (2018) 234-252.
  • Tarpeh, W.A., Barazesh, J.M., Cath, T.Y., Nelson, K.L., Electrochemical stripping to recover nitrogen from source-separated urine, Environmental Science & Technology, 52 (3) (2018) 1453-1460. Supporting information.
  • Vanneste, J., Bush, J.A., Hickenbottom, K.L., Marks, C.A., Jassby, D., Turchi, C.S., Cath, T.Y., Novel thermal efficiency-based model for determination of thermal conductivity of membrane distillation membranes, Journal of Membrane Science, 548 (2018) 298-308. Supplementary content.
  • Oetjen, K., Chan, K.E., Gulmark, K., Christensen, J.H., Blotevogel, J., Borch, T., Spear, J.R., Cath, T.Y., Higgins, C.P., Chemical characterization and multivariate statistical analysis of flowback and produced waters from a hydraulically fractured well in the Denver-Julesburg basin throughout the fracturing process and the implications for reuse, Science of the Total Environment, 619-620 (2018) 654-664.
  • Riley, S.M., Ahoor, D.C., Regnery, J., Cath, T.Y., Tracking oil and gas wastewater-derived organic matter in a hybrid biofilter membrane treatment system: A multi-analytical approach, Science of the Total Environment, 613-614 (2018) 208-217. Supplementary content.

2017

  • Ramey, D.F., Dick, F., Cath, T.Y., Building on past successes: A framework for establishing a distributed non-potable water reclamation program within an urban utility / A framework for establishing a distributed non-potable water reclamation program within an urban utility, WE&T World Water Reuse and Desalination (Autumn 2017) 30-31.
  • Tang, L., Iddya, A., Zhu, X., Dudchenko, A.V., Duan, W., Turchi, C., Vanneste, J., Cath, T.Y., Jassby, D., Enhanced flux and electrochemical cleaning of silicate scaling on carbon nanotube-coated membrane distillation membranes treating geothermal brines, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 9 (44) (2017) 38594–38605.
  • Freedman, D.E., Riley, S.M., Jones, Z.L., Rosenblum, J.S., Sharp, J.O., Spear, J.R., Cath, T.Y., Biologically active filtration for fracturing flowback and produced water treatment, Journal of Water Process Engineering, 18 (2017) 29-40. Supplementary content.
  • Hickenbottom, K.L., Vanneste, J., Miller-Robbie, L., Deshmukh, A., Elimelech, M., Heeley, M.B., Cath, T.Y., Techno-economic assessment of a closed-loop osmotic heat engine, Journal of Membrane Science, 535 (2017) 178-187.
  • Ramey, D.F., Munakata-Marr, J., Cath, T.Y., Tailored water treatment using enhanced primary clarification for nutrient recovery and production of water for turfgrass irrigation, Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology, 3 (2017) 671-685. DOI: 10.1039/C7EW00019G
  • Frank, V.B., Regnery, J., Chan, K., Ramey, D.F., Spear, J.R., Cath, T.Y., Co-treatment of residential and oil and gas production wastewater with a hybrid sequencing batch reactor-membrane bioreactor process, Journal of Water Process Engineering, 17 (2017) 82-94.
  • Hou, D., Lu, L., Sun, D., Ge., Z., Huang, X., Cath, T.Y., Ren, Z.J., Microbial electrochemical nutrient recovery in anaerobic osmotic membrane bioreactors, Water Research, 114 (2017) 181-188.
  • Bell, E.A., Poynor, T.E., Newhart, K.B., Regnery, J., Coday, B.D., Cath, T.Y., Produced water treatment using forward osmosis membranes: evaluation of extended-time performance and fouling, Journal of Membrane Science, 525 (2017) 77-88.
  • Ramey, D.F., Munakata-Marr, J., Cath, T.Y., Hypoaeration of activated sludge to reduce energy requirements at distributed reclaimed water plants: Studies at bench and pilot scales,  Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology, 3 (2017) 235-248.

2016

  • Riley, S.M., Oliveira, J.M.S., Regnery, J., Cath, T.Y., Hybrid membrane bio-systems for sustainable treatment of oil & gas produced water and frac flowback, Separation and Purification Technology, 171 (2016) 297–311.
  • Bell, E.A., Holloway, R.W., Cath, T.Y., Evaluation of forward osmosis membrane performance and fouling during long-term osmotic membrane bioreactor study, Journal of Membrane Science, 517 (2016) 1-13.
  • Bush, J.A., Vanneste, J., Cath, T.Y., Membrane distillation the Great Salt Lake: Effects efficiency, and salt rejection for concentration of hypersaline brines from of scaling and fouling on performance, Separation and Purification Technology, 170 (2016) 78-91.
  • Duong, H.C., Cooper, P., Nelemans, B., Cath, T.Y., Nghiem, L.D., Evaluating energy consumption of air gap membrane distillation for seawater desalination at pilot scale level, Separation and Purification Technology, 166 (2016) 55-62.
  • Kazor, K.E., Holloway, R.W., Cath, T.Y., Hering, A.S., Comparison of linear and nonlinear dimension reduction techniques for automated process monitoring of a decentralized wastewater treatment facility, Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment, 30 (2016) 1527-1544.
  • Regnery, J., Coday, B.D., Riley, S.M., Cath, T.Y., Solid-phase extraction followed by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry for the quantitative analysis of semi-volatile hydrocarbons in hydraulic fracturing wastewaters, Analytical Methods (RSC), 8 (2016) 2058-2068.
  • Holloway, R.W., Miller-Robbie, L., Patel, M., Stokes, J.R., Munakata-Marr, J., Dadakis, J., Cath, T.Y., Life-cycle assessment of two potable water reuse technologies: MF/RO/UV-AOP treatment and hybrid osmotic membrane bioreactors, Journal of Membrane Science, 507 (2016) 165-178. Supporting Information.
  • Forrestal, C., Haeger, A., Dankovick IV, L., Cath, T.Y., Ren, Z.J., A liter-scale microbial capacitive deionization system for the treatment of shale gas wastewater, Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology, 2 (2016) 353-361. Supporting Information.
  • Hickenbottom, K.L., Vanneste, J., Cath, T.Y., Assessment of alternative draw solutions for optimized performance of a closed-loop osmotic heat engine, Journal of Membrane Science, 504 (2016) 162-175. Supporting Information.
  • Hickenbottom, K.L., Vanneste, J., Elimelech, M., Cath, T.Y., Assessing the current state of commercially available membranes and spacers for energy production with pressure retarded osmosis, Desalination, 389 (2016) 108-118.
  • Coday, B.D., Hoppe-Jones, C., Wandera, D., Shethji, J., Herron, J., Lampi, K., Snyder, S.A., Cath, T.Y., Evaluation of the transport parameters and physiochemical properties of forward osmosis Membranes after treatment of produced water, Journal of Membrane Science, 499 (2016) 491-502.

2015

  • Straub, A.P., Osuji, C.O., Cath, T.Y., Elimelech, M., Selectivity and mass transfer limitations for pressure retarded osmosis at high concentrations and increased operating pressures, Environmental Science & Technology, 49 (20) (2015) 12551-12559.
  • Duong, H.C., Cooper, P., Nelemans, B., Cath, T.Y., Nghiem, L.D., Optimising thermal efficiency of direct contact membrane distillation via brine recycling for small scale seawater desalination, Desalination, 374 (2015) 1-9.
  • Chaudhry, R.M., Holloway, R.W., Cath, T.Y., Nelson, K.L., Impact of virus surface characteristics on removal mechanisms within membrane bioreactors, Water Research, 84 (2015) 144-152.
  • Duong, H.C., Gray, S., Duke, M., Cath, T.Y., Nghiem, L.D., Scaling control during membrane distillation of coal seam gas reverse osmosis brine, Journal of Membrane Science, 493 (2015) 673-682.
  • Holloway, A. Achilli, Cath, T.Y., The osmotic membrane bioreactor: A critical review, Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology, 1 (6) (2015) 581-605.
  • Duong, H.C., Chivas, A.R., Nelemans, B., Duke, M., Gray, S., Cath, T.Y., Nghiem, L.D., Treatment of RO brine from CSG produced water by spiral wound air gap membrane distillation – a pilot study, Desalination, 366 (2015) 121-129.
  • Holloway, R.W., Maltos, R., Vanneste, J., Cath, T.Y., Mixed draw solutions for improved forward osmosis performance, Journal of Membrane Science, 491 (2015) 121–131.
  • Coday, B.D., Miller-Robbie, L., Beaudry, E.G., Munakata-Marr, J., Cath, T.Y., Life cycle and economic assessments of engineered osmosis and osmotic dilution for desalination of Haynesville shale pit water, Desalination, 369 (2015), 188-200.
  • Coday, B.D., Almaraz, N., Cath, T.Y., Forward osmosis desalination of oil and gas wastewater: Impacts of membrane selection and industrial operating conditions, Journal of Membrane Science, 488 (2015) 40-55.
  • Xu, X., Lin, L., Papelis, C., Myint, M., Cath, T.Y., Xu, P., Use of drinking water treatment solids for arsenic removal from desalination concentrate, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 445 (2015) 252-261.
  • Coday, B.D., Luxbacher, T., Childress, A.E., Almaraz, N., Xu, X., Cath, T.Y., Indirect determination of zeta potential at high ionic strength: Specific application to semipermeable polymeric membranes, Journal of Membrane Science, 478 (2015) 58–64. Supplementary data
  • Miller-Robbie, L.A., Ulrich, B.A., Ramey, D.F., Spencer, K.S., Herzog, S.P., Cath, T.Y., Stokes, J.R., Higgins, C.P., Life cycle energy and greenhouse gas assessment of the co-production of biosolids and biochar for land application, Journal of Cleaner Production, 91 (2015) 118-127.
  • Ramey, D.F., Lumley, N.P.G., Prieto, A.L., Porter, J.M., Cath, T.Y., Evaluating air blown gasification for energy recovery from wastewater solids: impact of biological treatment and point of generation on energy recovery, 2014, Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments, 9 (2015) 22-29. Supplementary data
  • Vuono, D.C., Benecke, J., Henkel, J., Navidi, W.C., Cath, T.Y., Munakata-Marr, J., Spear, J.R., Drewes, J.E., Disturbance and temporal partitioning of the activated sludge metacommunity, ISME Journal, 9 (2015) 425-435.
  • Holloway, R.W., Wait, A.S., Fernandes-da-Silva, A., Herron, J., Schutter, M., Lampi, K., Cath, T.Y., Long-term pilot scale investigation of novel hybrid ultrafiltration-osmotic membrane bioreactors, Desalination, 363 (2015) 64-74.

2014

  • Holloway, R.W., Regnery, J., Nghiem, L.D., Cath, T.Y., Removal of trace organic compounds and performance of a novel hybrid ultrafiltration-osmotic membrane bioreactors, Environmental Science & Technology, 48 (18) (2014) 10859-10868.
  • Lin, L., Xu, X., Papelis, C., Cath, T.Y., Xu, P., Sorption of metals and metalloids from reverse osmosis concentrate on drinking water treatment solids, Separation and Purification Technology, 134 (2014) 37-45.
  • Lin, S., Yip, N.Y., Cath, T.Y., Osuji, C.O., Elimelech, M., Hybrid pressure retarded osmosis – membrane distillation system for power generation from low-grade heat: Thermodynamic analysis and energy efficiency, Environmental Science & Technology, 48 (9) (2014) 5306–5313. Supporting Information
  • Lumley, N.P.J., Braun, R.J., Cath, T.Y., Prieto, A.L., Ramey, D.F., Porter J.M., Techno-economic analysis of wastewater sludge gasification: A decentralized urban perspective, Bioresource Technology, 161 (2014) 385-394.
  • Coday, B.D., Yaffe, B.G.M., Xu, P., Cath, T.Y., Rejection of trace organic compounds in forward osmosis: A literature review, Environmental Science & Technology, 48 (7), (2014) 3612–3624.
  • Wijekoon, K.C., Hai, F.I., Kang, J., Price, W.E., Guo, W., Ngo, H.H., Cath, T.Y., Nghiem, L.D., A novel membrane distillation – thermophilic bioreactor (MDBR) system: Biological stability and trace organic compound removal, Bioresource Technology, 159 (2014) 334-341. DOI: 10.1016/j.biortech.2014.02.088
  • Hickenbottom, K.L., Cath, T.Y., Sustainable operation of membrane distillation for enhancement of mineral recovery from hypersaline solutions, Journal of Membrane Science, 454 (2014) 426-435.
  • Wijekoon, K.C., Hai, F.I., Kang, J., Price, W.E., Cath, T.Y., Nghiem, L.D., Rejection and fate of trace organic compounds (TrOCs) during membrane distillation, Journal of Membrane Science, 453 (2014) 636-642.
  • Plumlee, M.H., Debroux, J-F, Taffler, D., Mayer, X., Dahm, K.G., Hancock, N.T., Guerra K.L., Xu, P., Drewes, J.E., Cath, T.Y., Coalbed methane produced water screening tool for treatment technology and beneficial use, Journal of Unconventional Oil and Gas Resources, 5 (2014) 22-34. Supporting Information
  • Coday, B.D., Cath, T.Y., Forward osmosis: Novel desalination of produced water and fracturing flowback, Journal AWWA, 106 (2) (2014) E55-E66.
  • Coday, B.D., Xu, P., Beaudry, E.G., Herron, J., Lampi, K., Hancock, N.T., Cath, T.Y., The sweet spot of forward osmosis: treatment of produced water, drilling wastewater, and other complex and difficult liquid streams, Desalination, 333 (2014) 23-35.

2013

  • Xu, P., Cath, T.Y., Robertson, A.P., Reinhard, M., Leckie, J.O., Drewes, J.E., Critical review of desalination concentrate management, treatment and beneficial use, Environmental Engineering Science, 30 (8) (2013) 502-514.
  • Xu, P., Capito, M., Cath, T.Y., Selective removal of arsenic and monovalent ions from brackish water reverse osmosis concentrate, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 260 (2013) 885– 891.
  • Vuono, D., Henkel, J., Benecke, J., Cath, T.Y., Reid, T., Johnson, L., Drewes, J.E., Flexible hybrid membrane treatment systems for tailored nutrient management: A new paradigm in urban wastewater treatment, Journal of Membrane Science, 446 (2013) 34-41.
  • Hancock, N.T., Xu, P., Roby, M.J., Gomez, J.D., and Cath, T.Y., Towards direct potable reuse with forward osmosis: Technical assessment of long-term process performance at the pilot scale, Journal of Membrane Science, 445 (2013) 34-46.
  • Klaysom, C., Cath, T.Y., Depuydt, T., Vankelecom, I.F.J., Forward and pressure retarded osmosis: Potential solutions for global challenges in energy and water supply, Chemical Society Reviews, 42 (2013) 6959-6989.
  • Coday, B.D., Heil, D.M., Xu, P., Cath, T.Y., The effects of transmembrane hydraulic pressure on performance of forward osmosis membranes, Environmental Science & Technology, 47 (5) (2013) 2386-2393. Supporting Information
  • Siegrist, R.L., McCray, J.E., Lowe, K.S., Cath, T.Y., Munakata-Marr, J, Onsite and decentralized Wastewater Systems: Advances from a decade of research and educational efforts, WATER, February 2013, 77-84.
  • Cath, T.Y., Elimelech, M, McCutcheon, J.R., McGinnis, R.L., Achilli, A., Anastasio, D., Brady, A.R., Childress, A.E., Farr, I.V, Hancock, N.T., Lampi, J., Nghiem, L.D., Xie, M., Yip, N.Y., Standard methodology for evaluating membrane performance in osmotically driven membrane processes, Desalination 312 (2013) 31-38.
  • Hickenbottom, K.L., Hancock, N.T., Hutchings, N.R., Appleton, E.W., Beaudry, E.G., Xu, P., Cath, T.Y., Forward osmosis treatment of drilling mud and fracturing wastewater from oil and gas operations, Desalination, 312 (2013) 60-66.

2005-2012

  • Hancock, N.T., Black, N., Cath, T.Y., A comparative life cycle assessment of hybrid osmotic dilution desalination and established seawater desalination and wastewater reclamation processes, Water Research, 46 (4) (2012) 1145–1154. Supporting Information.
  • Hancock, N.T., Phillip, W., Elimelech, M., and Cath, T.Y., Modeling bi-directional solute permeation in osmotically driven membrane processes, Environmental Science & Technology, 45 (24) (2011) 10642–10651. Supporting Information
  • Nghiem, L.D., Hildinger, F., Hai, F.I., Cath, T.Y., Treatment of saline aqueous solutions using direct contact membrane distillation, Desalination and Water Treatment, 32 (2011) 234–241.
  • Hancock, N.T., Xu, P., Heil, D.M., Bellona, C., and Cath, T.Y., A comprehensive bench- and pilot-scale investigation of trace organic compound rejection by forward osmosis, Environmental Science & Technology, 45 (19) (2011) 8483-8490. Supporting Information
  • Cath, T.Y., Drewes, J.E., Lundin, C.D., Hancock, N.T., Forward osmosis–reverse osmosis process offers a novel hybrid solution for water purification and reuse, IDA Journal on Desalination and Water Reuse, Fourth Quarter 2010, January 2011.
  • Nghiem, L.D., Cath, T.Y., A scaling mitigation approach during direct contact membrane distillation, Separation and Purification Technology, 80 (2) (2011) 315-322.
  • Cath, T.Y., Osmotically and thermally driven membrane processes for enhancement of water recovery in desalination processes, Desalination and Water Treatment, 15 (2010) 279–286.
  • Cath, T.Y, Hancock, N.T., Lundin, C.D., Hoppe-Jones, C., and Drewes, J.E., A multi barrier hybrid osmotic dilution process for simultaneous desalination and purification of impaired water, Journal of Membrane Science, 362 (2010) 417–426.
  • Achilli, A., Cath, T.Y., Childress, A.E., Selection of inorganic-based draw solutions for forward osmosis applications, Journal of Membrane Science, 364 (2010) 233–241.
  • Hancock, N.T. and Cath, T.Y., Solute coupled diffusion in osmotically driven membrane processes, Environmental Science & Technology, 43 (17) (2009) 6769–6775. Supporting Information
  • Achilli, A., Cath, T.Y., Childress, A.E., Power generation with pressure retarded osmosis: An experimental and theoretical investigation, Journal of Membrane Science, 343 (2009) 42-52.
  • Martinetti, C.R., Childress, A.E., Cath, T.Y., Advanced membrane processes for desalination of concentrated RO brines, Journal of Membrane Science, 331 (2009) 31-39.
  • Achilli, A., Cath, T.Y., Marchand, E.A., Childress, A.E., The forward osmosis membrane bioreactor: A low fouling alternative to MBR processes, Desalination, 239 (2009) 10-21.
  • Holloway, R.W., Childress, A.E., Dennett, K.E., Cath, T.Y., Forward osmosis for concentration of centrate from anaerobic digester, Water Research, 41 (2007) 4005-4014.
  • Mortensen, E., Cath, T.Y., Brant, J.A., Dennett, K., Childress, A.E., Evaluation of membrane processes for reducing total dissolved solids discharged to the Truckee River, Journal of Environmental Engineering, December 2007, 1136-1144.
  • Cartinella, J.L., Cath , T.Y., Flynn, M.T., Miller, G.C., Hunter, K.W., Childress, A.E., Removal of natural steroid hormones from wastewater using membrane contactor processes, Environmental Science & Technology, 40 (23) (2006) 7381-7386. Supporting Information
  • Cath, T.Y., Childress, A.E., Elimelech, M., Forward osmosis: Principles, applications, and recent developments, Journal of Membrane Science, 281 (2006) 70-87.
  • Cath, T.Y., Childress, A.E., Membrane contactor processes for wastewater reclamation in space. II. Combined direct osmosis, osmotic distillation, and membrane distillation for treatment of metabolic wastewater, Journal of Membrane Science, 257 (2005) 111-119.
  • Cath, T.Y., Gormly, S., Beaudry, E.G., Flynn, M.T., Adams, V.D., Childress, A.E., Membrane contactor processes for wastewater reclamation in space. I. Direct osmotic concentration as pretreatment for reverse osmosis, Journal of Membrane Science, 257 (2005) 85-98.
  • Cath, T.Y., Adams, V.D., Childress, A.E., Experimental study of desalination using direct contact membrane distillation: A new approach to flux enhancement, Journal of Membrane Science, 228 (2004) 5-16.
Book Chapters
  • Zhiyong Jason Ren and Krishna Pagilla (editors), Pathways to Water Sector Decarbonization, Carbon Capture and Utilization, Chapter 16: Data science tools to enable decarbonized water and wastewater treatment systems, Kathryn B. Newhart, Amanda S. Hering, and Tzahi Y. Cath. https://doi.org/10.2166/9781789061796, March 2022.
  • Cath, T.Y., Osmotic Power Generation. In Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology, R.A. Meyers (ed.), L. Y. Bronicki (ed.), Power Stations Using Locally Available Energy Sources, https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-7510-5_1029
    Springer Science+Business Media LLC 2018, DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4939-2493-6_1029-1
  • Cath, T.Y., The Critical Role of Pore Characteristics on the Performance of Novel Membrane Processes for Water Treatment and Desalination, Book Chapter In: Poate, J.M., Kasemi, H., Illangasekare, T.H., Kee, R.J., Pore Scale Phenomena, Frontiers in Energy and Environment, 2015, World Scientific Publishing Co, Hackensack, NJ.
  • Prieto, A.L., Vuono, D., Holloway, R., Benecke, J., Henkel, J., Cath, T.Y., Reid, T., Johnson, L., Drewes, J. E., Decentralized Wastewater Treatment for Distributed Water Reclamation and Reuse: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly – Experience from a Case Study. In Novel Solutions to Water Pollution, American Chemical Society, ACS Symposium Series, Vol. 1123 (2013) 251-266.
Technical Reports
  • Cath, T.Y., Membrane systems, Water Environment & Technology 21 (1), January 2009. PDF
  • Xu, P., Wang, G., Cath, T.Y., Drewes, J.E., Ruetten, J., Consider the Pros and Cons of Desalination, American Water Works Association, Opflow, March 2009, 10-13.
Intellectual Property
  • Pravin, M.S., Cath, T.Y., Holloway, R.W., Herron, J.R., Lampi, K., Wait, A.S., Schultz, W.L., “Water reuse system and method” (UFO-MBR nutrient recovery) Provisional application #61/876,108, filed on September 10, 2013.
  • Cath, T.Y., Holloway, R.W., Herron, J.R., Lampi, K., Pravin, M.S., “Water reuse system and method” (UFO-MBR) Provisional application #61/751,195, filed on January 10, 2013.
  • Hickenbottom, K.L., Cath, T.Y., Pannell, D.K., Poe, J., “Methods for sustainable membrane distillation concentration of hyper saline streams,” Provisional application #61/658/244 filed on June 11, 2012.
  • Achilli, A., Childress, A.E., Cath, T.Y., “Osmotically Assisted Desalination Method and System” US Patent 8,801,934 B2 was awarded on August 12, 2014.
  • Cath, T.Y., Childress, A.E., “Systems and Methods for Purification of Liquids,” US Patent 8,216,474 B2 was awarded on July 10, 2012.
  • Cath, T.Y., Childress, A.E., “Systems and Methods for Purification of Liquids,” US Patent 8,083,942 B2 was awarded on December 27, 2011.
  • Cath, T.Y., Childress, A.E., Martinetti, C.R., “Membrane-distillation-forward-osmosis systems and methods of use,” US Patent 8,029,671 B2 was awarded on October 4, 2011.
  • Cath, T.Y., Childress, A.E., “Systems and Methods for Purification of Liquids,” US Patent 7,914,680 B2 was awarded on March 29, 2011.
  • Cath, T.Y., Childress, A.E., Adams, V.D., “Vacuum Assisted Direct Contact Membrane Distillation for Desalination: A New Approach to Flux Enhancement,” US Patent 7,608,188 was awarded in October 2009.

Conferences

Conference Proceeddings
2020

  1. Kathryn Newhart, Joshua Goldman-Torres, Daniel Freedman, Blair Wisdom, Amanda Hering, Tzahi Y. Cath, Comparison of Peracetic Acid Dosing Strategies at Metro Wastewater Reclamation District: Conventional to Machine Learning, Proceedings of WEFTEC 2020, Oct. 5-9, 2020, New Orleans, LA (virtual).

2019

  1. Newhart, K.B., Marks, C.A., Rauch-Williams, T., Cath, T.Y., Using advanced data analytics and model predictive control to stabilize ammonia-based aeration control, Intelligent Water System Challenge – LIFT, 2019 WEFTEC conference, Sep. 21-25, 2019, Chicago, IL.

2018

  1. Stephanie M. Riley, Danika Ahoor, Tzahi Y. Cath, Evaluation of NF/RO Using State-of-the-art Closed Circuit Desalination for Sustainable Treatment of O&G Produced Water, Proceedings of the 2018 WEFTEC conference, Sep. 29 – Oct. 3, 2018, New Orleans, LA.
  2. Rudy A. Maltos, Ryan W. Holloway, Tzahi Y. Cath, Novel Hydraulic Selection Technology for the Improvement of Sludge Setting and Aerobic Granular Sludge Startup, Proceedings of the 2018 WEFTEC conference, Sep. 29 – Oct. 3, 2018, New Orleans, LA.

2017

  1. Turchi, C., Akar, S., Cath, T.Y., Vanneste, J., Gustafson, E., Akerley, J., Desalination of Impaired Water Using Geothermal Energy, GRC Transactions, Vol. 41, 2017, 2017 GRC Annual Meeting, October 1-4, 2017, Salt Lake City, Utah.

2016

  1. Frank, V.B., Cath, T.Y., Co-treatment of Domestic and O&G Wastewater with a Hybrid Sequencing Batch Reactor-Membrane Bioreactor, WEFTEC 2016, September 27, 2016, New Orleans, LA.
  2. Cath, T.Y., Holloway, R.W., Lampi, K., Herron, J., Beaudry, E., A Comprehensive Assessment Of A Hybrid Ultrafiltration-Osmotic Membrane Bioreactor For Potable Reuse And Nutrient Removal From Municipal Wastewater, WEFTEC 2016, September 27, 2016, New Orleans, LA.
  3. Riley, S.M., Chan, K.E., Spear, J.R., Cath, T.Y., Simplifying Treatment for Complex Waste Streams: Oil and Gas Produced Water and Fracturing Flowback Wastewater, WEFTEC 2016, September 27, 2016, New Orleans, LA.
  4. Coday, B.D., Cath, T.Y., Forward Osmosis for Treatment of O&G Exploration Wastewaters: Assessment of Membrane Performance and Process Sustainability, 2016 Membrane Technology Conference and Exposition, February 7-14, 2016, San Antonio, TX.
  5. Riley, S.M., Freedman, Cath, T.Y., Hybrid Biofiltration and Integrated Membrane Systems for Treatment of Produced Water and Frac Flowback Wastewater, 2016 Membrane Technology Conference and Exposition, February 7-14, 2016, San Antonio, TX.
  6. Holloway, R.W., Miller-Robbie, L., Patel, M., Stokes, J.R., Maltos, R., Munakata-Marr, J., Dadakis, J., Cath, T.Y., Three Years Piloting of Osmotic MBR for Potable Reuse: Performance and Life-Cycle Assessment, 2016 Membrane Technology Conference and Exposition, February 7-14, 2016, San Antonio, TX.

2014

  1. Coday, B.D., Holloway, R.W., Herron, J., Schutter, M.D., Lampi, K., Cath, T.Y., Progress in the investigation of FO for complex applications: UFO-MBR and reclamation of O&G wastewater. Proceedings of the International Forward Osmosis Association (IFOA) Conference, September 18-19, 2014, Lisbon, Portugal. Invited Presentation.
  2. Holloway, R.W., Herron, J., Lampi, K., Cath, T.Y., The UFO-MBR for potable, indirect potable, and nutrient recovery – rejection of TOrCs. Proceedings of the AWWA/AMTA 2014 Membrane Technology Conference and Exposition, March 10-14, 2014, Las Vegas, NV.

2013

  1. Coday, B.D., Xu, P., Cath, T.Y., Evaluating membrane performance in osmotically driven membrane processes: enhancement of testing methods for industrial wastewater treatment applications. Proceedings of the AMTA/AWWA 2013 Membrane Technology Conference, February 25-28, 2013, San Antonio, TX
  2. Cath, T.Y., Hickenbottom, K.L., Coday, B.D., Furtado, A.R., Forward osmosis and membrane distillation application for sustainable recovery of water and minerals from hypersaline brines. Proceedings of the AMTA/AWWA 2013 Membrane Technology Conference, February 25-28, 2013, San Antonio, TX
  3. Holloway, R.E., Vuono, D., Prieto, A.L., Reid, T., Johnson, L., Drewes, J.E., Cath, T.Y., Evaluating hollow fiber membrane fouling of a decentralized SBR-MBR treatment facility used for tailored urban water reuse. Proceedings of the AMTA/AWWA 2013 Membrane Technology Conference, February 25-28, 2013, San Antonio, TX
  4. Lumley, N.P.J., Braun, R.J., Cath, T.Y., Prieto, A.L., Ramey, D.F., Buschmann, G., Porter J.M., Technoeconomic analysis of wastewater biosolids gasification. Proceedings of the 2013 AIChE Annual Meeting, November 3-8, San Francisco, CA. http://www3.aiche.org/proceedings/content/Annual-2013/extended-abstracts/P325428.pdf
  5. Cath, T.Y., Geza, M., Drewes, J.E., Xu, P., Decision support tool for management of produced and frac-flowback water. Proceedings of the IMWA 2013 – Reliable Mine Water Technology, August 5-9, Golden, CO.

2012

  1. Siegrist, R.L., McCray, J.E., Lowe, K.S., Cath, T.Y., Munakata-Marr, J., Onsite and decentralized wastewater systems: Advances from a decade of research and educational efforts. Proceedings of the Small Water and Wastewater Systems National Conference (Australian Water Association), September 26-28, 2012, Newcastle Panthers, NSW, Australia.
  2. Prieto, A.L., Benecke, J., Vuono, D., Holloway, R., Henkel, J., Cath, T.Y., Drewes, J.E., Urban landscape irrigation using an SBMBR system for on-site wastewater reclamation. Proceedings of the 27th Annual WateReuse Symposium, September 9-12, 2012, Hollywood, FL.

2011

  1. Cath, T.Y., Hancock, N.T., Xu, P., and Heil, D.M., A comprehensive study of micropollutants rejection by forward osmosis and hybrid FO-RO. Proceedings of the American Water Works Association 2011 Membrane Technology Conference, March 31st, 2011, Long Beach, CA.
  2. Hancock, N.T., Cath, T.Y., Xu, P., Heil, D.M., Black, N.D., Novel dual barrier hybrid osmotic dilution – RO system: pilot-scale demonstration of technical and ecological merit. Proceedings of the American Water Works Association 2011 Membrane Technology Conference, March 31st, 2011, Long Beach, CA.
  3. Cath, T.Y., Hancock, N.T., Xu, P., Black, N.D., Heil, D.M., Results from piloting of hybrid FO-RO for water reclamation, energy recovery, and potable reuse. Proceedings of the 26th Annual WateReuse Symposium, September 11-14, 2011, Phoenix, AZ.
  4. Henkel, J., Vuono, D., Drewes, J.E., Cath, T.Y., Johnson, L.W., Reid, T., Three years experience with a demonstration scale SBR-MBR hybrid system for onsite wastewater treatment and reuse. Proceedings of the 26th Annual WateReuse Symposium, September 11-14, 2011, Phoenix, AZ.
  5. Hickenbottom, K.L, Hancock, N.T., Hutchings, N.R., Beaudry, E.G., Cath, T.Y., Reclamation and reuse of water from oil and gas wells’ drilling muds and from fracturing waste: a novel forward osmosis approach. Proceedings of the 26th Annual WateReuse Symposium, September 11-14, 2011, Phoenix, AZ.
  6. Castillo, M., Horton, J., Johnson, L.W., Reid, T., Llorente, C., Cath, T.Y., Drewes, J.E., Water reuse through adaptive design principles. Proceedings of the 8th IWA International Conference on Water Reclamation and Reuse, September 26-29, 2011, Barcelona, Spain.

2010

  1. Drewes, J.E., Cath, T.Y., Xu, P., Hancock, N.T., Dahm, K.G., Guerra, K.L., Heil, D., An integrated framework for treatment & management of CBM produced water. Proceedings of the 25th Annual WateReuse Symposium, September 13th, 2010, Washington D.C.
  2. Flynn, M., Delzeit, L., Gormly, S., Howard, K., Richardson, T.M.J, Shaw, H., Cath, T.Y., Adams, V.D., Childress, A.E., Development of the direct osmotic concentration system. Proceedings of the Society of Automotive Engineers 40th International Conference on Environmental Systems, July 11-15, 2010, Barcelona, Spain.

2009

  1. Cath, T.Y., Osmotically and thermally driven membrane processes (Invited Talk). Proceedings of the 11th Annual Israel Desalination Society Conference, “Osmotic processes – past, present and future.” In memory of Prof. Sidney Loeb (1916-2008), December 14th, 2009, Ben-Gurion University, Sede-Boqer Campus, Israel. Invited Presentation.
  2. Huggins, R.G., Drewes, J.E., Cath, T.Y., and Johnson, L.W., Evaluation of a full scale hybrid sequencing batch/membrane bioreactor for onsite treatment of domestic wastewater. Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation’s Annual Conference, WEFTEC.09, October 10-14, 2009, Orlando, FL.
  3. Hutton, M., Childress, A.E., Walker, N., Cath, T.Y., and Hen, E., Evaluation of pressure-driven and novel membrane processes for treatment of geothermal brines. Proceedings of the 2009 Geothermal Resources Council (GRC) Annual Meeting, October 4-7, 2009, Reno, NV.
  4. Hancock, N.T. and Cath, T.Y., Optimization of forward osmosis for sustainable inland brackish water desalination. Proceedings of the 24th Annual WateReuse Symposium, September 13-16, 2009, Seattle, WA.
  5. Cath, T.Y., Lundin, C.D., and Drewes, J.E., A novel hybrid forward osmosis process for drinking water augmentation using impaired water and saline water sources. Proceedings of the 24th Annual WateReuse Symposium, September 13-16, 2009, Seattle, WA.
  6. Achilli, A., Cath, T.Y., Marchand, E.A., Childress, A.E., Harvesting wastewater energy with pressure retarded osmosis. Proceedings of the 24th Annual WateReuse Symposium, September 13-16, 2009, Seattle, WA.
  7. Huggins, R.G., Drewes, J.E., Cath, T.Y., and Johnson, L.W., Sequencing batch membrane bioreactor technology for onsite wastewater treatment and reuse. Proceedings of the 24th Annual WateReuse Symposium, September 13-16, 2009, Seattle, WA.
  8. Lundin, C., Drewes, J.E., Cath, T.Y., A Novel Hybrid Forward Osmosis – Reverse Osmosis Process for Water Purification and Reuse, Using Impaired Water and Saline Water. Proceedings of the American Water Works Association 2009 Membrane Technology Conference, March 15-18, 2009, Memphis, TN.
  9. Hancock, N.T., Cath, T.Y., Novel Performance Modeling of Forward Osmosis – Reverse Osmosis Integrated System. Proceedings of the American Water Works Association 2009 Membrane Technology Conference, March 15-18, 2009, Memphis, TN.

2008

  1. Achilli, A., Cath, T.Y., Marchand, E.A., Childress, A.E., The Novel Osmotic Membrane Bioreactor for Wastewater Treatment. Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation’s Annual Conference, WEFTEC.08, October 18-22, 2008, Chicago, IL.
  2. Walker, N., Cath, T.Y., Childress, A.E., Hutton, M., Weinberg, A., Assessment of Traditional and Novel Membrane Processes for Recovery of Cooling Tower Water in Geothermal Power Plants. Proceedings of the Geothermal Resources Council (GRC) 2008 Annual Meeting, October 5-8, 2008, Reno, NV.
  3. Lundin, C., Drewes, J.E., Cath, T.Y., A Novel Hybrid Forward Osmosis Process for Drinking Water Augmentation using Impaired Water and Saline Water Sources. Proceedings of the 23rd Annual WateReuse Symposium, September 7-10, 2008, Dallas, TX.
  4. Hancock, N.T., Cath, T.Y., Optimization of Osmotically Driven Membrane Process for Brine Minimization. Proceedings of the 23rd Annual WateReuse Symposium, September 7-10, 2008, Dallas, TX.
  5. Achilli, A., Cath, T.Y., Marchand, E.A., Childress, A.E., The Osmotic Membrane Bioreactor for Potable Water Reuse. Proceedings of the 23rd Annual WateReuse Symposium, September 7-10, 2008, Dallas, TX.
  6. Xu, P., Wang, G.L., Cath, T.Y., Drewes, J.E., Ruetten, J., Dolnicar. S., Critical Assessment of Implementing Seawater Desalination. Proceedings of the 23rd Annual WateReuse Symposium, September 7-10, 2008, Dallas, TX.
  7. Benko, K., Drewes, J.E., Xu, P., Cath, T.Y., Hancock, N.T., Beneficial Use of Coal Bed Methane Produced Water: Water Quality and Treatment Issues. Proceedings of the 23rd Annual WateReuse Symposium, September 7-10, 2008, Dallas, TX.
  8. Flynn, M., Gormly, S., Cath, T.Y., Richardson, T.M., Howard, K., Hannon, A., Adams, V.D., Childress, A.E., and Kliss, M., Advanced Development of the Direct Osmotic Concentration System, 08ICES-201. Proceedings of the Society of Automotive Engineers 38th International Conference on Environmental Systems, June 29th-July 3rd, 2008, San Francisco, CA.
  9. Achilli, A., Cath, T.Y., Marchand, E.A., and Childress, A.E., The Osmotic Membrane Bioreactor for Potable Water Reuse. Proceedings of the Annual California Section WateReuse Conference, March 24-26, 2008, Newport Beach, CA.

2007

  1. Achilli, A., Cath, T.Y., Marchand, E.A., Childress, A.E., The Forward Osmosis Membrane Bioreactor for Domestic Wastewater Treatment. Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation’s Annual Conference, WEFTEC.07, October 13-17, 2007, San Diego, CA.
  2. Cath, T.Y., Membrane Contactor Processes for Removal of Natural Hormones from Wastewater. Proceedings of the American Water Resources Association 2007 Summer Specialty Conference, Emerging Contaminants of Concern in the Environment: Issues, Investigations, and Solutions, June 25-27, 2007, Vail, CO.
  3. Martinetti, C.R., Cath, T.Y., Childress, A.E., Novel Application of Membrane Distillation and Forward Osmosis for Brackish Water Desalination. Proceedings of the American Water Works Association, 2007 Membrane Technology Conference, March 18-21, 2007, Tampa, FL.
  4. Achilli, A., Cath, T.Y., Marchand, E.A., Childress, A.E., Treatment of Dilute Wastewater Using an Anaerobic Membrane Bioreactor. Proceedings of the American Water Works Association, 2007 Membrane Technology Conference, March 18-21, 2007, Tampa, FL.

2001-2006

  1. Cath, T.Y., Cartinella, J.L., Adams, V.D., Childress, A.E., Gormly, S., Flynn, M., New Concepts and Performance of the Direct Osmotic Concentration Process for Wastewater Recovery in Advanced Life Support Systems, 06ICES-225. Proceedings of the 36th International Conference on Environmental Systems (ICES), July 17-20, 2006, Norfolk, VA.
  2. Cath, T.Y., Adams, V.D., Childress, A.E., Gormly, S., Flynn, M., Progress in the Development of Direct Osmotic Concentration Wastewater Recovery Process for Advanced Life Support Systems, SAE 2005-01-3031. Proceedings of the 35th International Conference on Environmental Systems (ICES), July 11-14, 2005, Rome, Italy.
  3. Mortensen, E., Cath, T.Y., Brant, J.A., Dennett, K.E., Childress, A.E., Evaluation of Strategies to Reduce Loadings of Total Dissolved Solids from the Truckee Meadows Water Reclamation Facility to the Truckee River. Proceedings of the American Water Works Association, 2005 Membrane Technology Conference, March 6-9, 2003, Phoenix, AZ.
  4. Gormly, S., Adams, V.D., Cath, T.Y., Childress, A.E., Flynn, M., Beaudry, E.G., Direct Osmotic Concentration: A Primary Water Treatment Process for Space Life Support Applications, SAE 2003-01-2332. Proceedings of the 33rd International Conference on Environmental Systems (ICES), July 7-10, 2003, Vancouver, Canada.
  5. Cath, T.Y., Adams, V.D, Childress, A.E, Desalination using Enhanced Direct Contact Membranes Distillation. Proceedings of the American Water Works Association, 2003 Membrane Technology Conference, March 2-5, 2003, Atlanta, GA.
  6. Cath, T.Y., Curtis, J.G., Childress, A.E., Adams, V.D., Removal of Disinfection Byproducts Using Vacuum Membranes Distillation. Proceedings of the American Water Works Association 2001 Membrane Technology Conference, March 4-7, 2001, San Antonio, TX.
Conference Presentations
2020

  1. Brett Van Houghton, Tzahi Y. Cath, Biological treatment of high salinity produced water for beneficial reuse, 2020 WateReuse Symposium, September 14-16, 2020, Denver, CO (virtual).
  2. Kathryn Newhart, Joshua Goldman-Torres, Daniel Freedman, Blair Wisdom, Amanda Hering, Tzahi Y. Cath, Comparison of peracetic acid dosing strategies at metro wastewater reclamation district: conventional to machine learning, Proceedings of WEFTEC 2020, Oct. 5-9, 2020, New Orleans, LA (virtual).
  3. Cath, T.Y., Adapting technologies for industrial and municipal wastewater treatment: development and implications, A seminar to the College of Engineering, The University of Texas Permian Basin, July 24, 2020.
  4. Tzahi Y. Cath, Kurby Sitterley, Yi-Hsiang Yu, Scott Jenne, Challenging commercial RO membranes with oscillating pressure, IDA Webinar “Covering water treatment, wave energy-powered desalination, and solar energy-powered desalination,” June 23, 2020.

2019

  1. Cath, T.Y., development and implications of new water treatment technologies for reclamation of upstream oil & gas wastewater, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF)/ Chesapeake Joint PW Issues Webinar – Produced Water Treatment, Jan. 31st, 2019. Invited Presentation.
  2. Cath, T.Y., Innovations in produced water treatment and reuse, 21st century energy transition, 2019 Symposium of the Colorado Energy Research Collaboratory, April 2nd, 2019, Denver, CO. Invited Presentation.
  3. Newhart, K.B., Hering, Cath, T.Y., Data-driven process control in wastewater treatment and reclamation, Colorado School of Mines GRADS, April 29th, 2019, Golden, CO (CEE Awardee)
  4. Li, C., Li, X., Du, X., Tong, T., Cath, T.Y., Lee, J., Antifouling and antiwetting janus membrane for treating hypersaline oily wastewater by membrane distillation, 28th Annual Meeting of the North American Membrane Society (NAMS), May 11-15, 2019, Pittsburgh, PA.
  5. Van Houghton, B., Rosenblum, J., Cath, T.Y., Comparison between membrane bioreactor and biologically active filtration for the pre-treatment of produced water, AWWA ACE19, June 9-12, 2019, Denver, CO.
  6. Cath, T.Y., da Silva, A., Montoya Halter, C., Ingels, T., Working together to advance potable reuse; Panel Discussion, AWWA ACE19, June 9-12, 2019, Denver, CO.
  7. Cath, T.Y., Water resources, emerging water contaminants, treatment technologies, and the energy-water nexus, Colorado Science & Engineering Policy Fellowship, June 26th, 2019, Denver, CO. Invited Presentation.
  8. Cath, T.Y., Water resources, emerging water contaminants, treatment technologies, and the energy-water nexus, NREL KACARE Workshop, Jun. 26th, 2019, Golden, CO. Invited Presentation.
  9. Cath, T.Y., Use of statistical process monitoring and control for fault detection and attribution in decentralized wastewater treatment, CEE Seminar at Purdue University, Jul. 25th, 2019, West Lafayette, IN. Invited Presentation.
  10. Maltos, R.A, Holloway R.W, Cath, T.Y., The improvement of sludge settling through hydraulic selection, Rocky Mountain Water Conference, Sep. 8-11, 2019, Keystone, CO.
  11. Van Houghton, B., Cath, T.Y., Innovating the produced water treatment train, Rocky Mountain Water Conference, Sep. 8-11, 2019, Keystone, CO.
  12. Rosenblum, J., Cath, T.Y., Water research at Colorado School of Mines, Colorado Industrial Pretreatment Coordinators Association (CIPCA) Annual Meeting, Oct. 18th, 2019, Black Hawk, CO. Invited Presentation.
  13. Newhart, K.B., Marks, C.A., Rauch-Williams, T., Cath, T.Y., Using advanced data analytics and model predictive control to stabilize ammonia-based aeration control, Intelligent Water System Challenge – LIFT, 2019 WEFTEC conference, Sep. 21-25, 2019, Chicago, IL.
  14. Van Houghton, B., Rosenblum, J., Cath, T.Y., Treatment of oil and gas wastewater for reuse, Colorado Industrial Pretreatment Coordinators Association (CIPCA) Annual Meeting, Oct. 18th, 2019, Black Hawk, CO. Invited Presentation.
  15. Cath, T.Y., Environmental issues and water treatment technologies for oil & gas development, International Sino-Energy Alliance, 2019 CNPC Training, Oct. 22nd, 2019, Golden, CO. Invited Presentation.
  16. Cath, T.Y., Water treatment in the upstream oil & gas industry, International Sino-Energy Alliance, 2019 CNPC Training, Oct. 22nd, 2019, Golden, CO. Invited Presentation.
  17. Cath, T.Y., An integrated framework for treatment and management of coalbed methane produced water, International Sino-Energy Alliance, 2019 CNPC Training, Oct. 22nd, 2019, Golden, CO. Invited Presentation.
  18. Cath, T.Y., Adapting technologies for industrial and municipal wastewater treatment: development and implications, CEE Seminar at NMSU, Nov. 20th, 2019, Las Cruces, NM. Invited Presentation.

2018

  1. Cath, T.Y., Water Use & Management: Next Frontiers – Unconventional Water Sources and Tailored Water Reuse, Colorado Energy & Water Institute Inaugural Conference, February 1, 2018, Steamboat, CO. Invited Presentation.
  2. Cath, T.Y., Treatment of Oil and Gas Wastewater: 7 Years of Research Experience At Mines, 255th American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting and Exposition, March 14, 2018, New Orleans, LA. Invited Presentation.
  3. Newhart, K.B., Hering, Cath, T.Y., Early-Fault Detection Using Statistical Process Control at a Decentralized Water Reclamation Facility in Colorado, Colorado School of Mines’ Graduate Research and Discovery Symposium (GRADS), April 5, 2018, Golden, CO.
  4. Maltos, R.A., Guinta, M., Ozaeta, P., Holloway, R.W., Cath, T.Y., Computational Fluid Dynamic Model of Hydraulic Selector Technology in a Batch Reactor (poster), Colorado School of Mines’ Graduate Research and Discovery Symposium (GRADS), April 5, 2018, Golden, CO.
  5. Cath, T.Y., Treatment of Oil and Gas Wastewater: 7 Years of Research Experience At Mines, Mines Petroleum Engineering Distinguished Seminar Series, April 6, 2018, Golden, CO. Invited Presentation.
  6. Cath, T.Y., Treatment of Oil and Gas Wastewater: 7 Years of Research Experience at Mines, 13th Annual Hydrologic Sciences Symposium, April 12, 2018, Boulder, CO. Invited Presentation.
  7. Maltos, R., Ramey, D., Cath, T.Y., Improving Tailored Water Treatment Transitions for Decentralized Wastewater Facilities, Colorado School of Mines GRADS, May, 15, 2017, Golden, CO.
  8. Newhart, K.B., Hering, A.S., Cath, T.Y., Use of Statistical Process Control at a Decentralized Water Reclamation Facility in Colorado, Colorado School of Mines GRADS, May 17, 2018, Golden, CO.
  9. Maltos, R., Guinta, M., Ozaeta, P., Holloway, R.W, Cath, T.Y., Computational Fluid Dynamical Model of Hydraulic Selector Technology in a Secondary Clarifier for the Removal of Poor Settling Floc, Colorado School of Mines GRADS, May 17, 2018, Golden, CO.
  10. Maltos, R., Holloway, R.W, Cath, T.Y., Improving the efficiency of conventional activated sludge (CAS) systems using hydraulic selection technology, 2018 ACE, June 12, 2018, Las Vegas, NV.
  11. Cath, T.Y., Water resources, emerging water contaminants, treatment technologies, and the energy-water nexus, Colorado Science & Engineering Policy Fellowship, June 18th, 2018, Denver, CO. Invited Presentation.
  12. Maltos, R.A, Holloway R.W, Guinta M.R, Vuono, Dave, Cath, T.Y., Novel Hydraulic Selection Technology for the Improvement of Sludge Settling and Aerobic Granular Sludge Startup, 2018 Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference, October 1, 2018, New Orleans, LA.

2017

  1. Cath, T.Y., Water-Energy Research At Colorado School of Mines, WorldDenver, Renewable Energy Visit, February 9, 2017, Golden, Colorado. Invited Presentation.
  2. Cath, T.Y., The Challenges in the Way of Water Treatment Innovations: Performance, Costs, and Acceptance, University of Southern California CEE Seminar Series, March 2, 2017, Los Angeles, CA. Invited Presentation.
  3. Cath, T.Y., The Challenges in the Way of Water Treatment Innovations: Performance, Costs, and Acceptance, University of California, Riverside CEE Seminar Series, March 3, 2017, Riverside, CA. Invited Presentation.
  4. Nicholas, E.R, Cath, T.Y., Evaluation and Optimization of an Enhanced Sequencing Batch Reactor Treatment Train for Multiple Reuse Applications of Oil and Gas Reclaimed Water (poster), Colorado School of Mines’ Graduate Research and Discovery Symposium (GRADS), April 7, 2017, Golden, CO.
  5. Newhart, K.B., Odom, G., Li, P., Hering, A.S., Camp, T., Cath, T.Y., Early Fault Detection System for Decentralized Wastewater Treatment Distributed Urban Water Systems (poster), Colorado School of Mines’ Graduate Research and Discovery Symposium (GRADS), April 7, 2017, Golden, CO.
  6. Riley, S.M., Oliveira, J.M.S., Ahoor, D., Cath, T.Y., Evaluation of a Hybrid Membrane Biosystem for Sustainable Desalination of O&G Produced Water, Colorado School of Mines’ Graduate Research and Discovery Symposium (GRADS), April 7, 2017, Golden, CO.
  7. Yoshino, A.S., Fox, S., Cath, T.Y., Desalination of Oil and Gas Produced Water for Beneficial Reuse Using Electrodialysis (poster), Colorado School of Mines’ Graduate Research and Discovery Symposium (GRADS), April 7, 2017, Golden, CO.
  8. Almaraz, N., Regnery, J., Cath, T.Y., Occurrence of Halogenated Disinfection Byproducts in Treated Oil and Gas (O&G) Wastewater (poster), Colorado School of Mines’ Graduate Research and Discovery Symposium (GRADS), April 7, 2017, Golden, CO.
  9. Bush, J.A., Cath, T.Y., Vanneste, J., A comparison of Nanofiltration and Membrane Distillation Processes for Treatment of Silica-Bearing Waters at High Concentration Factors, Colorado School of Mines’ Graduate Research and Discovery Symposium (GRADS), April 7, 2017, Golden, CO.
  10. Gustafson, E., Bush, J.A., Vanneste, J., Cath, T.Y., Desalination of Silica Impaired Waters using Membrane Distillation and Nanofiltration Coupled with Geothermal Energy (poster), Colorado School of Mines’ Graduate Research and Discovery Symposium (GRADS), April 7, 2017, Golden, CO.
  11. Cath, T.Y., Desalination as a Source of Fresh Water: Desalination 101, a guest lecturer in LAIS 488: Water Politics and Policy, Colorado School of Mines, April 12, 2017, Golden, CO. Invited Presentation.
  12. Oetjen, K., Winkler, P., Cath, T.Y., Blotevogel, J., Borch, T., Young, R. Higgins, C.P., Nontarget Analysis of Hydraulic Fracturing Flowback Waters Throughout the Fracturing Process using LC-QToF-MS, 253rd American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition, April 2017, San Francisco, CA.
  13. Newhart, K.B., Odom, G., Hering, A.S., Cath, T.Y., Advanced statistical modeling of a pilot-scale biological wastewater treatment system, 2017 Student Conference of the Rocky Mountains American Water Works Association, May 22, 2017, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM.
  14. Marks, C., Munakata-Marr, J., Cath, T.Y., Vanneste, J., Pieja, A., Lampe, J., Methanotrophically produced biopolymer in a membrane-based bioreactor, 2017 Student Conference of the Rocky Mountains American Water Works Association, May 22, 2017, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM.
  15. Nicholas, E.R., Cath, T.Y., Enhanced sequencing batch reactor treatment train optimization for multiple reuse applications of oil and gas reclaimed water (poster), 2017 Student Conference of the Rocky Mountains American Water Works Association, May 22, 2017, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM.
  16. Riley, S.M., Ahoor, D., Cath, T.Y., Evaluation of a membrane biosystem for sustainable treatment of produced water, 2017 Student Conference of the Rocky Mountains American Water Works Association, May 22, 2017, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM.
  17. Newhart, K.B., Odom, G.J., Li, P., Hering, A.S., Camp, T., Cath, T.Y., Early fault detection system for decentralized wastewater treatment (poster), ReNUWIt 6th Year Annual Meeting, May 15-17, 2017, Stanford, CA.
  18. Maltos, R., Ramey, D.F., Cath, T.Y., Improving tailor water treatment transitions for decentralized wastewater facilities (poster), ReNUWIt 6th Year Annual Meeting, May 15-17, 2017, Stanford, CA.
  19. Maltos, R., Ramey, D.F., Cath, T.Y., Improving tailor water treatment transitions for decentralized wastewater facilities (presentation), ReNUWIt 6th Year Annual Meeting, May 15-17, 2017, Stanford, CA.
  20. Newhart, K.B., Odom, G.J., Li, P., Hering, A.S., Camp, T., Cath, T.Y., Self-correcting energy-efficient water reclamation systems for tailored water reuse at decentralized facilities (poster), NSF SBIR/STTR 2017; Phase II Grantee Conference, June 4-7, 2017, Atlanta, GA.
  21. Cath, T.Y., Hering, A.S., Newhart, K.B., Odom, G.J., Smart water reclamation systems for tailored water reuse and low carbon footprint, 34th Quality and Productivity Research Conference (QPRC), June 13-15, 2017, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut.
  22. Cath, T.Y., Conventional and advanced water treatment technologies for reclamation and reuse of domestic and industrial wastewater: Past and current water treatment research at the Colorado School of Mines, Presentation to engineers at Johns Manville Corporation, July 19, 2017, Ken Caryl, CO. Invited Presentation.
  23. Cath, T.Y., Materials for the future of clean water, Frontier of Materials Research- A Decadal Survey, July 27th, Golden, CO. Invited Presentation.
  24. Vanneste, J., Gustafson, E., Bush, J.A., Akar, S., Turchi, C., Cath, T.Y., Integration of high temperature nanofiltration and membrane distillation for augmenting water resources at geothermal power plants, 2017 International Conference on Membranes (ICOM), July 30, 2017, San Francisco, CA.
  25. Riley, S.M., Ahoor, D., Regnery, J., Cath, T.Y., Evaluation of nanofiltration membranes for sustainable desalination of O&G produced water, 2017 International Conference on Membranes (ICOM), July 31, 2017, San Francisco, CA.
  26. Nicholas, E.R., Cath, T.Y., Evaluation of a sequencing batch reactor / sand filtration for the treatment of produced water, 2017 WateReuse Symposium, September 10-13, 2017, Phoenix, AZ.
  27. Newhart, K.B., Odom, G.J., Hering, A.S., Cath, T.Y., Performance evaluation of a sequencing batch membrane bioreactor using principal component analysis, 2017 WateReuse Symposium, September 10-13, 2017, Phoenix, AZ.
  28. Cath, T.Y., Produced water treatment research at Mines, Annual Meeting of the Energy Water Initiative (EWI), September 14, 2017, Denver, CO. Invited Presentation.
  29. Cath, T.Y., Overview of water treatment technologies, Nexus of Oil & Gas and Renewables in the Energy Future, NREL, Golden, CO, September 27, 2017. Invited Presentation.
  30. Turchi, C., Akar, S., Cath, T.Y., Vanneste, J., Gustafson, E., Akerley, J., Desalination of Impaired Water Using Geothermal Energy, GRC Transactions, 2017 GRC Annual Meeting, October 1-4, 2017, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  31. Riley, S.M., Ahoor, D., Cath, T.Y., Optimization of hybrid biological and membrane systems for treatment and reuse of O&G produced water, WEFTEC 2017, October 4, 2017, Chicago, IL.
  32. Cath, T.Y., Water Use, Water Treatment, and Environmental Topics, UNGI-UGTEP Training, November 13, 2017, Golden, CO. Invited Presentation.
  33. Cath, T.Y., Sustainable operation of membrane desalination systems, Marine Energy Technologies Forum: Exploring Potential for Desalination of Seawater Markets, December 5-7, 2017, The St. Gregory Hotel, Washington, D.C. Invited Presentation.

2016 (22)

  1. Coday, B.D., Cath, T.Y., Forward Osmosis for Treatment of O&G Exploration Wastewaters: Assessment of Membrane Performance and Process Sustainability, 2016 Membrane Technology Conference and Exposition, February 7-14, 2016, San Antonio, TX.
  2. Riley, S.M., Freedman, Cath, T.Y., Hybrid Biofiltration and Integrated Membrane Systems for Treatment of Produced Water and Frac Flowback Wastewater, 2016 Membrane Technology Conference and Exposition, February 7-14, 2016, San Antonio, TX.
  3. Riley, S.M., Frank, V.B., Newhart, K.B., Cath, T.Y., Comparative Study of NF-RO Membranes for Sustainable Desalination of Produced Water and Frac Flowback Wastewater Following Biological Pretreatment, 2016 Meeting of the North American Membrane Society, May 25, 2016, Bellevue, WA.
  4. Maltos, R.A., Fox, S., Regnery, J., Coday, B.D., Cath, T.Y., Onsite Treatment of Raw Produced Water through the Use of Forward and Reverse Osmosis, 2016 Meeting of the North American Membrane Society, May 25, 2016, Bellevue, WA.
  5. Vanneste, J., Bush, J.A., Marks, C., Cath, T.Y., Novel Thermal Efficiency-Based Model for Geothermal Membrane Distillation, 2016 Meeting of the North American Membrane Society, May 25, 2016, Bellevue, WA.
  6. Cath, T.Y., Technologies for Managing Flowback and Produced Waters for Potential Use, The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, Use of Flowback and Produced Waters: Opportunities and Challenges for Innovation, May 25-26, 2016, Washington DC. Invited Presentation.
  7. Yoshino, A., Fox, S., Cath, T.Y., Use of Electrodialysis for Sustainable Desalination of Oil and Gas Produced Water, 2016 Student Conference of the Rocky Mountains American Water Works Association, May 16, 2016, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY.
  8. Frank, V.B., Cath, T.Y., Co-Treatment Of Domestic And O&G Wastewater With A Hybrid Sequencing Batch Reactor-Membrane Bioreactor, 2016 Student Conference of the Rocky Mountains American Water Works Association, May 16, 2016, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY.
  9. Cath, T.Y., An Engineering Research Center for Urban Water Infrastructure: Transitioning from Water Reuse Research to Urban Applications and Beyond, 2016 WateReuse Pacific Northwest Conference, May 17-19, 2016, Spokane, WA. Invited Presentation.
  10. Cath, T.Y., Conventional and Advanced Treatment Technologies for Reclamation and Reuse of O&G Produced Water, CEE Seminar at the University of Houston, March 25, 2016, Houston, TX. Invited Presentation.
  11. Cath, T.Y., Spear, J.R., Technologies and Methods Development for Treatment of Produced Water: Limitations, Economics, and Reuse Opportunities, ConocoPhillips Review Meeting, February 29, 2016, Houston, TX. Invited Presentation.
  12. Cath, T.Y., Water Use, Water Treatment, and Environmental Topics, UNGI-UGTEP Training, July 11-16, 2016, Golden, CO. Invited Presentation.
  13. Cath, T.Y., Desalination as a Source of Fresh Water: Desalination 101, AGI Webinar, September 20, 2016. Invited Presentation.
  14. Cath, T.Y., Southwestern Challenges and Opportunities in Water-Energy, Southwestern Regional Water-Energy Nexus Meeting, Arizona State University, September 8, 2016, Phoenix, AZ. Invited Presentation.
  15. Vanneste, J., Hickenbottom, K.L., Cath, T.Y., Salinity gradient energy: Assessment of pressure retarded osmosis and osmotic heat engines for energy generation from low-grade heat sources, ECI, Advanced Membrane Technology VII, September 14, 2016, Cork, Ireland.
  16. Riley, S.M., Cath, T.Y., Hybrid Biophysical Membrane Systems for Sustainable Water Treatment and Reuse in the O&G Industry, poster presented at the ECI, Advanced Membrane Technology VII, September 14, 2016, Cork, Ireland.
  17. Vanneste, J., Bush, J.A., Marks, C., Cath, T.Y., Membrane Distillation as a Thermal Conductivity Measure, poster presented at the ECI, Advanced Membrane Technology VII, September 14, 2016, Cork, Ireland.
  18. Cath, T.Y., Coday, B.D., Beaudry, E., Novel Engineered Osmosis Technology: A Comprehensive Approach to the Treatment and Reuse of Produced Water and Drilling Wastewater, Best of RPSEA 10 Years of Research: Ultra-Deepwater and Onshore Technology Conference, August 30-31, 2016, Galveston, TX. Invited Presentation.
  19. Frank, V.B., Cath, T.Y., Co-treatment of Domestic and O&G Wastewater with a Hybrid Sequencing Batch Reactor-Membrane Bioreactor, WEFTEC 2016, September 27, 2016, New Orleans, LA.
  20. Cath, T.Y., Holloway, R.W., Lampi, K., Herron, J., Beaudry, E., A Comprehensive Assessment Of A Hybrid Ultrafiltration-Osmotic Membrane Bioreactor For Potable Reuse And Nutrient Removal From Municipal Wastewater, WEFTEC 2016, September 27, 2016, New Orleans, LA.
  21. Riley, S.M., Chan, K.E., Spear, J.R., Cath, T.Y., Simplifying Treatment for Complex Waste Streams: Oil and Gas Produced Water and Fracturing Flowback Wastewater, WEFTEC 2016, September 27, 2016, New Orleans, LA.
  22. Coday, B.D., Regnery, J., Bell, E., Poynor, T., Maltos, R., Fox, S., Cath, T.Y., Forward Osmosis Desalination in Upstream Oil and Gas: Impacts of Produced Water Exposure on Membrane Physiochemical Properties and Contaminant Transport, WEFTEC 2016, September 27, 2016, New Orleans, LA.
  23. Cath, T.Y., Low Carbon Desalination, MIT Low Carbon Desalination Workshop, October 17-18, 2016, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA.

2015 (27)

  1. Billings, V., Cath, T.Y., Adapting traditional wastewater sequencing batch reactor-membrane bioreactor configuration with granular sludge to treat oil and gas waste streams for beneficial reuse. A poster presented at the Conference on Earth & Energy Research (CEER), February 27-28, 2015, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO.
  2. Coontz, J., Holloway, R.W., Cath, T.Y., Evaluating the energy efficiency of a decentralized wastewater treatment and reuse facility. Presented at the Conference on Earth & Energy Research (CEER), February 27-28, 2015, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO.
  3. Bell, E., Coday, B.D., Cath, T.Y., Evaluation of commercial forward osmosis membrane performance and fouling during long-term membrane bioreactor study. Presented at the Conference on Earth & Energy Research (CEER), February 27-28, 2015, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO.
  4. Bush, J., Cath, T.Y., Silica fouling in the membrane distillation process. Presented at the Conference on Earth & Energy Research (CEER), February 27-28, 2015, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO.
  5. Bell, E., Casias, K., Coday, B.D., Cath, T.Y., Evaluation of forward osmosis membranes in long-term oil and gas wastewater treatment study. Presented at the 249th ACS National Meeting, March 22-26, Denver, CO.
  6. Coday, B.D., Luxbacher, T., Childress, A.E., Almaraz, N., Xu, P., Cath, T.Y., Advancements in the Determination of Membrane Zeta Potential at High Ionic Strengths: Specific Application to Semipermeable Polymeric Membrane. Presented at the 249th ACS National Meeting, March 22-26, Denver, CO.
  7. Coday, B.D., Cath, T.Y., Engineered osmosis technology for desalination of oil and gas exploration wastewaters: progressive assessment of membrane performance and process sustainability. Presented at the 249th ACS National Meeting, March 22-26, Denver, CO.
  8. Yaffe, B.G.M., Coday, B.D., Cath, T.Y., Characterizing oil and gas exploration and production waste streams: Collaborative inter-laboratory comparison. Presented at the 249th ACS National Meeting, March 22-26, Denver, CO.
  9. Freedman, D., Riley, S.M., Cath, T.Y., Biological active filtration treatment of O&G flowback and produced waters. Presented at the 249th ACS National Meeting, March 22-26, Denver, CO.
  10. Cath, T.Y., Water treatment and reuse in unconventional resource operations, and water quality analysis of produced and fracturing water. Presented at the Unconventional Natural Gas and Oil Institute – Unconventional Gas Technology Engagement Program (UNGI-UGTEP) Training Program, January 15th, 2014, Golden, CO. Invited Presentation.
  11. Cath, T.Y., Water center – reinventing the use and treatment of water. Presented at the Fort Collins, CO, Rotary Club Meeting, February 11th, 2015, Fort Collins, CO. Invited Presentation.
  12. Riley, S.M., Cath, T.Y., Integrated Biological and Membrane Technologies for Sustainable Treatment of Oil and Gas Wastewaters, 30th Annual WateReuse Symposium, September 14, 2015, Seattle, WA.
  13. Cath, T.Y., Coday, B.D., Hoppe-Jones, C., Snyder, S.A., Beaudry, E., Forward Osmosis Of Oil & Gas Wastewater: Impacts Of Membrane Selection And Operating Conditions On Process Performance, 30th Annual WateReuse Symposium, September 14, 2015, Seattle, WA.
  14. Cath, T.Y., New Frontiers in Forward Osmosis Research: What are Viable Practical Applications of the Future? WEFTEC 2016, September 30, 2015, Chicago, IL.
  15. Cath, T.Y., Engineered Osmosis Technology for Desalination of O&G Exploration Wastewaters: Assessment of Membrane Performance and Process Sustainability, RPSEA Workshop, August 11, 2015, Denver, CO. Invited Presentation.
  16. Cath, T.Y., NSF Engineering Research Center Re-inventing the Nation’s Urban Water Infrastructure (ReNUWIt), Rotary Club Meeting, Feb. 11, 2015, Fort Collins, CO. Invited Presentation.
  17. Holloway, R.W., Miller-Robbie, L., Patel, M., Stokes, J.R., Cath, T.Y., Life-Cycle Assessment of Two Potable Reuse Technologies: State of the Art UF-RO Treatment vs. Hybrid Osmotic Membrane Bioreactors, 2015 North American Society Meeting, May 30-June 3, 2015, Boston, MA.
  18. Riley, S.M., Cath, T.Y., Hybrid Membrane Biosystem for Treatment of Produced Water and Frac Flowback Wastewater, 2015 North American Society Meeting, May 30-June 3, 2015, Boston, MA.
  19. Coday, B.D., Hoppe-Jones, C., Snyder, S.A., Beaudry, E., Cath, T.Y., Impacts of Produced Water on the Transport and Physiochemical Properties of Forward Osmosis Membranes, 2015 North American Society Meeting, May 30-June 3, 2015, Boston, MA.
  20. Holloway, R.W., Maltos, R., Vanneste, J., Cath, T.Y., Improving Forward Osmosis Performance with The Implementation of Mixed Draw Solutions, a poster presented at the 2015 North American Society Meeting, May 30-June 3, 2015, Boston, MA.
  21. Cath, T.Y., Colorado School of Mines Research Initiatives to Support Industrial Operations, Colorado Industrial Wastewater Workshop, April 24, 2015, Golden, CO. Invited Presentation.
  22. Hickenbottom, K.L., Vanneste, J., Miller-Robbie, L., Heeley, M.B., Cath, T.Y., Techno-Economic Assessment of a Novel Osmotic Heat Engine for Energy Recovery from Low-grade Heat, DesalTech 2015, August 28-29, 2015, San Diego, CA.
  23. Cath, T.Y., Forward Osmosis: Principles, Trends, and Applications, DesalTech 2015, August 28-29, 2015, San Diego, CA.
  24. Cath, T.Y., Technologies and Methods for Treatment of Wastewater from O&G Exploration and Production: Limitations, Economics, and Reuse Opportunities, NSF Food-Energy-Water nexus, December 7, 2015, Washington, DC.
  25. Billings, V.B., Newhart, K.B., Chan, K., Spear, J.R., Cath, T.Y., Co-treatment of Domestic and O&G Wastewater with a Hybrid Sequencing Batch Reactor-Membrane Bioreactor, 2015 Annual Water Resources Association Conference, November 16-19, 2015, Denver, CO.
  26. Geza, M., Cath, T.Y., Xu, P., Decision Support Tool for Management/Reuse of Wastewater, 2015 Annual Water Resources Association Conference, November 16-19, 2015, Denver, CO.
  27. Cath, T.Y., Forward Osmosis: Principles, Trends, and Applications, Vanderbilt University Seminar, November 17, 2015, Nashville, TN.

2014 (34)

  1. Hickenbottom, K.L., Lessing, A., Vanneste, J., Miller-Robbie, L., Heeley, M.B., Cath, T.Y., Techno-economic assessment of a novel osmotic heat engine. A poster presented at the Conference on Earth & Energy Research (CEER), February 27-28, 2014, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO.
  2. Riley, S.M., Freedman, Cath, T.Y., Biological and membrane treatment of oil and gas produced water. A poster presented at the Conference on Earth & Energy Research (CEER), February 27-28, 2014, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO.
  3. Bell, E.A., Holloway, R.W., Cath, T.Y., Organic fouling comparison of forward osmosis membranes in long-term fouling study. A poster presented at the Conference on Earth & Energy Research (CEER), February 27-28, 2014, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO.
  4. Ramey, D.F., Lumley, N.P.G., Porter, J.M., Cath, T.Y., Air Blown gasification for energy recovery from solids in decentralized water reclamation facilities. A poster presented at the Conference on Earth & Energy Research (CEER), February 27-28, 2014, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO.
  5. Cath, T.Y., Engineered osmosis: Multi-barrier approach to direct potable reuse and nutrient recovery. A seminar given at the Southern Nevada Water Authority, March 10th, 2014, Las Vegas, NV. Invited Presentation.
  6. Cath, T.Y., Vanneste, J., Geza, M., Hillesheim, M., Desalination using geothermal energy. Presented at the Colorado Collaboration for Subsurface Research in Geothermal Energy (Colorado SURGE), April 1st, 2014, Golden, CO.
  7. Clairet, G., Desormeaux, E., Cath, T.Y., Liberman, B., A focus on pressure retarded osmosis: exploring the current status and future direction for PRO technologies and applications, Presented at the BlueTech® Webinar Series, April 24th, 2014.
  8. Coday, B.D., Cath, T.Y., Environmental issues and advanced water treatment technologies for oil & gas development. Presented at EcoTerra – PEMEX Hydraulic Fracturing Conference, May 6th, 2014, San Luis Potosi, Mexico. Invited Presentation.
  9. Bell, E.A., Holloway, R.W., Cath, T.Y., Biofouling comparison of forward osmosis membranes in long-term study. Presented at the 11th Annual RMSAWWA/RMWEA Student Conference, May 22nd, 2014, Fort Collins, CO. Best poster award (and a paid trip to 2014 AWWA ACE)
  10. Freedman, D., Cath, T.Y., Biologically active filtration for treatment of flowback and produced water. Presented at the 11th Annual RMSAWWA/RMWEA Student Conference, May 22nd, 2014, Fort Collins, CO.
  11. Hickenbottom, K.L., Vanneste, J., Cath, T.Y., Investigating the potential for energy recovery with a novel osmotic heat engine: An experimental and modeling approach. Presented at the 11th Annual RMSAWWA/RMWEA Student Conference, May 22nd, 2014, Fort Collins, CO. 2nd place for oral presentation
  12. Riley, S.M., Freedman, D., Coday, B.D., Cath, T.Y., Biological and membrane treatment of oil and gas produced water. Presented at the 11th Annual RMSAWWA/RMWEA Student Conference, May 22nd, 2014, Fort Collins, CO.
  13. Coday, B.D., Cath, T.Y., Desalination of hydraulic fracturing flowback using flat sheet and novel capillary forward osmosis membranes. Presented at the 11th Annual RMSAWWA/RMWEA Student Conference, May 22nd, 2014, Fort Collins, CO. 1st place for oral presentation
  14. Riley, S.M., Freedman, D., Coday, B.D., Cath, T.Y., Biofiltration pretreatment for sustainable membrane desalination of produced water. Presented at the 24th Annual Meeting of the North American Membrane Society, May 31st-June 4th, 2014, Houston, TX.
  15. Holloway, R.W., Regnery, J., Nghiem, L.D., Cath, T.Y., The UF-osmotic membrane bioreactor: Trace organic compounds removal and nutrient recovery. Presented at the 24th Annual Meeting of the North American Membrane Society, May 31st-June 4th, 2014, Houston, TX.
  16. Coday, B.D., Miller-Robbie, L., Geza, M., Cath, T.Y., Modeling the sweet spot of forward osmosis: estimating system performance and environmental impacts in the oil and gas industry. Presented at the 24th Annual Meeting of the North American Membrane Society, May 31st-June 4th, 2014, Houston, TX.
  17. Hickenbottom, K.L., Vanneste, J., Cath, T.Y., Performance evaluation of pressure retarded osmosis in a novel osmotic heat engine: Effect of spacer configuration and high operating pressures on membrane performance. A poster presented at the 24th Annual Meeting of the North American Membrane Society, May 31st-June 4th 2014, Houston, TX.
  18. Hickenbottom, K.L., Vanneste, J., Lessing, A., Miller-Robbie, L., Heeley, M.B., Cath, T.Y., Techno-economic and life cycle assessment of a novel osmotic heat engine. Presented at the 24th Annual Meeting of the North American Membrane Society, May 31st-June 4th, 2014, Houston, TX.
  19. Cath, T.Y., Hickenbottom, K.L., Vanneste, J., Straub, T., Elimelech, M., Pressure retarded osmosis: Close vs. open loop system. Presented at the INES Meeting: A Focus on Pressure Retarded Osmosis, June 10-11, 2014, Montréal, Canada. Invited Presentation.
  20. Holloway, R.W., Regnery, J., Nghiem, L.D., Cath, T.Y., The Ultrafiltration-osmotic membrane bioreactor – potable reuse and nutrient recovery. Presented at the 2014 Gordon Research Conference – Membranes: Materials & Processes, July 6th, 2014, New London, NH.
  21. Coday, B.D., Luxbacher, T., Almaraz, N., Xu, P., Childress, A.E., Cath, T.Y., Advancements in the determination of membrane zeta potential at high ionic strengths: Specific application to semipermeable membranes. A poster presented at the 2014 Gordon Research Conference – Membranes: Materials & Processes, July 6th, 2014, New London, NH.
  22. Hickenbottom, K.L., Vanneste, J., Cath, T.Y., Performance evaluation a novel osmotic heat engine for energy recovery: from bench-scale experiments to full-scale development. Presented at the 2014 Gordon Research Conference – Membranes: Materials & Processes, July 6th, 2014, New London, NH.
  23. Cath, T.Y., Oilfield water recycling: Challenges, research, and collaborations. Presented at the WateReuse Association Webcast, July 16th, 2014. Invited Presentation.
  24. Luxbacher, T., Coday, B.D., Cath, T.Y., Assessing the membrane surface charge under high salinity conditions. Presented at the 2014 International Conference on Membranes (ICOM 2014), July 20-25, 2014, Suzhou, China.
  25. Freedman, D., Cath, T.Y., Biological treatment of flowback and produced waters for on-site reuse. Presented at the 2014 Water Reuse Workshop, Co-sponsored by RMSAWWA, RMWEA, and WateReuse Colorado, August 14th, 2014, Golden, CO.
  26. Cath, T.Y., Coday, B.D., Evaluating the sustainability of forward osmosis for treatment of oil and gas wastewater: a desktop to pilot scale investigation. Presented at the 2014 Water Reuse Workshop, Co-sponsored by RMSAWWA, RMWEA, and WateReuse Colorado, August 14th, 2014, Golden, CO.
  27. Luxbacher, T., Coday, B.D., Cath, T.Y., Does the zeta potential approach zero at high salinity? Presented at the 2014 World Congress on Advances in Civil, Environmental, and Materials Research (ACEM14) [sub-conference AMWT’14 – The International Conference on Advances in Membrane Water Treatment], August 24-28, 2014, Busan, Korea.
  28. Coday, B.D., Cath, T.Y., Engineered osmosis technology for desalination of exploration and production wastewaters: Bench- and pilot-scale performance evaluations. Presented at the Fracturing Impacts and Technologies Conference, September 4th, 2014, Lubbock, TX. Invited Presentation.
  29. Chaudhry, R., Holloway, R.W., Nelson, K., Cath, T.Y., Impact of surface characteristics on virus removal within membrane bioreactors. Presented at the 29th Annual WateReuse Symposium, September 7-10, 2014, Dallas, TX.
  30. Freedman, D.E., Cath, T.Y., Biological treatment of O&G flowback and produced water. Presented at the 2014 RMSAWWA/RMWEA Joint Annual Conference, September 7-10, 2014, Albuquerque, NM.
  31. Coday, B.D., Holloway, R.W., Cath, T.Y., Progress in the investigation of FO for complex applications: UFO-MBR and reclamation of O&G wastewater. Presented at the International Forward Osmosis Association (IFOA) Conference, September 18-19, 2014, Lisbon, Portugal. Invited Presentation.
  32. Coday, B.D., Holloway, R.W., Cath, T.Y., Application of forward osmosis in industrial and domestic wastewater treatment and potable reuse. Presented at Water Environment Federation’s Annual Conference, WEFTEC. 14, October 1st, 2014, New Orleans, LA. Invited Presentation.
  33. Cath, T.Y., Environmental issues and water treatment technologies for Oil & Gas development. Presented at the Petro-China Workshop, November 5th, 2014, Golden, CO. Invited Presentation.
  34. Cath, T.Y., Coday, B.D., Freedman, D., Riley, S.M., Integrated membrane systems for treatment of produced water and frac flowback wastewater. Presented at the AMTA Technology Transfer Workshop “Membrane Use in Petroleum & Mineral Mining”, December 9-11, 2014, Keystone, CO. Invited Presentation.

2013 (42)

  1. Cath, T.Y., Traditional and novel membranes for water treatment and power generation. Presented at the Pore Scale Physics and Chemistry Workshop, January 22nd, 2013, Golden, CO.
  2. Coday, B.D., Cath, T.Y., Evaluating the performance of novel osmotically driven membrane processes in sustainable treatment and reuse of oil and gas exploration wastewater. Presented at the 2013 Conference on Earth and Energy Research (CEER), February 21-22, 2013, Golden, CO.
  3. Hickenbottom, K.L., Cath, T.Y., Harvesting low-grade heat to generate energy with a novel osmotic heat engine. A poster presented at the 2013 Conference on Earth and Energy Research (CEER), February 21-22, 2013, Golden, CO.
  4. Bush, J., Cath, T.Y., Investigation of mass and heat transport and sustainability of the novel thermally driven membrane distillation process. A poster presented at the 2013 Conference on Earth and Energy Research (CEER), February 21-22, 2013, Golden, CO.
  5. Ramey, D.F., Burton, L., Miranda Santis, M.I., Cath, T.Y., Microalgae for wastewater treatment and energy and nutrient recovery. Presented at the 2013 Conference on Earth and Energy Research (CEER), February 22nd, 2013, Golden, CO.
  6. Holloway, R.W., Cath, T.Y., Drewes, J.E., Benecke, J., Vuono, D., Prieto, A.L., Jonson, L., Reid, T., Evaluating system performance of a decentralized SBMBR treatment facility used for tailored urban water reuse. Presented at the 2013 AMTA/AWWA Membrane Technology Conference & Exposition, February 25-28, 2013, San Antonio, TX.
  7. Cath, T.Y., Hickenbottom, K.L., Coday, B.D., Forward osmosis and membrane distillation application for sustainable recovery of water and minerals from hypersaline brines. Presented at the 2013 AMTA/AWWA Membrane Technology Conference & Exposition, February 25-28, 2013, San Antonio, TX.
  8. Coday, B.D., Heil, D.M., Xu, P., Cath, T.Y., Evaluating membrane performance in osmotically driven membrane processes: Enhancement of testing methods for industrial wastewater treatment applications. Presented at the 2013 AMTA/AWWA Membrane Technology Conference & Exposition, February 25-28, 2013, San Antonio, TX. Best Student Paper Award.
  9. Cath, T.Y., Decentralized wastewater treatment and tailored water reuse. Presented at the 6th Annual PWO Industrial Wastewater Treatment Seminar, March 29th, 2013, Golden, CO. Invited Presentation.
  10. Cath, T.Y., Water Research at CSM: Past, Present, and Future Water Research in the Geothermal Field, NREL Geothermal Initiative, April 5th, 2013, Golden, CO. Invited Presentation.
  11. Coday, B.D., T.Y., Novel forward osmosis membrane desalination of oil and gas exploration wastewater: Turning waste streams into resources. Presented at the American Water Resource Association (AWRA) – Colorado Section Annual Symposium, April 26th, 2013, Golden, CO.
  12. Ramey, D.F., Lumley, N.P.G., Buschmann, G., Prieto, A.L., Porter, J.M., Cath, T.Y., Evaluating the feasibility of thermochemical conversion processes for wastewater biosolids in decentralized settings. A poster presented at the 10th Annual RMSAWWA/RMWEA Student Conference, May 14th, 2013, Golden, CO.
  13. Hickenbottom, K.L., Cath, T.Y., Fueling the future with a novel osmotic heat engine. Presented at the 10th Annual RMSAWWA/RMWEA Student Conference, May 14th, 2013, Golden, CO.
  14. Bush, J.A., Cath, T.Y., Investigation of mass, heat transport, and sustainability of the novel thermally driven membrane distillation process for the recovery of water and minerals. A poster presented at the 10th Annual RMSAWWA/RMWEA Student Conference, May 14th, 2013, Golden, CO.
  15. Coday, B.D., Heil, D.M., Xu, P., Cath, T.Y., Transmembrane pressure-assisted forward osmosis: Impacts and implications. Presented at the 23rd Annual Meeting of the North American Membrane Society, June 8-12, 2013, Boise, ID.
  16. Holloway, R.W., Wait, A.S., Cath, T.Y., Herron, J.R., Lampi, K., UFO-MBR: A novel potable reuse and nutrient recovery system. Presented at the 23rd Annual Meeting of the North American Membrane Society, June 8-12, 2013, Boise, ID.
  17. Hickenbottom, K.L., Vanneste, J., Miller-Robbie, L., Heeley, M.B., Cath, T.Y., An exergy assessment on converting low-grade heat to energy with a novel osmotic heat engine. A poster presented at the 23rd Annual Meeting of the North American Membrane Society, June 8-12, 2013, Boise, ID.
  18. Cath, T.Y., Water research at CSM: The past, present, and future of urban and industrial water infrastructure. Presented at the REMRSEC REU Weekly Technical Seminars, June 18th, 2013, Golden, CO. Invited Presentation.
  19. Cath, T.Y., Advanced technologies for produced water treatment, and testbeds for evaluation of new technologies. Presented at the 3rd Unconventional Resources Geomechanics Workshop, June 21st, 2013, San Francisco, CA. Invited Presentation.
  20. Cath, T.Y., Education, integrated/hybrid membrane systems, piloting, and industrial support/ collaboration. Presented at the Fossil fuel produced water: Asset or waste? Workshop, Atlantic Council, June 24-25, 2013, Washington, DC. Invited Presentation.
  21. Ramey, D.F., Lumley, N.P.G., Buschmann, G., Prieto, A.L., Porter, J.M., Cath, T.Y., Energy-positive wastewater treatment in decentralized settings: An evaluation of the feasibility of thermochemical conversion processes. Presented at the AEESP Annual Conference, July 14-16, 2013, Golden, CO.
  22. Miller-Robbie, L., Cath, T.Y., Higgins, C.P., Herzog, S., Hickenbottom, K.L., Bush, J., Ramey, D.F., Ulrich, B., Life cycle assessment of novel energy and water resource recovery systems. A poster presented at the AEESP Annual Conference, July 14-16, 2013, Golden, CO.
  23. Holloway, R.W., Cath, T.Y., A novel UFO MBR operated for potable reuse and nutrient recovery. A poster presented at the AEESP Annual Conference, July 14-16, 2013, Golden, CO.
  24. Hickenbottom, K.L., Vanneste, J., Miller-Robbie, L., Heeley, M.B., Cath, T.Y., Tapping into an unutilized energy source with a novel osmotic heat engine. A poster presented at the AEESP Annual Conference, July 14-16, 2013, Golden, CO.
  25. Hickenbottom, K.L., Cath, T.Y., Waste-to-reuse: Sustainable operation of membrane distillation for resource recovery. Presented at the AEESP Annual Conference, July 14-16, 2013, Golden, CO.
  26. Xu, P., Geza, M., Cath, T.Y., Drewes, J.E., Treatment and beneficial use of produced water from unconventional gas production: Development of decision support tool (DST). A poster presented at the AEESP Annual Conference, July 14-16, 2013, Golden, CO.
  27. Xu, P., Capito, M., Cath, T.Y., Selective removal of contaminants from desalination concentrate for beneficial use: Efficient engineered systems. A poster presented at the AEESP Annual Conference, July 14-16, 2013, Golden, CO.
  28. Cath, T.Y., Geza, M., Drewes, J.E., Xu, P., Decision support tool for management of produced and frac-flowback water. Presented at the IMWA 2013 – Reliable Mine Water Technology, August 5-9, Golden, CO.
  29. Geza, M., Cath, T.Y., Xu, P., Drewes, J.E., Decision Support Tool (DST) for characterization, treatment, and beneficial use of unconventional gas frac flowback and produced water. Presented at the 2013 Joint AAPG/SEG/SPE Unconventional Resources Technology Conference, August 12-14, 2013, Denver, CO.
  30. Ramey, D.F., Lumley, N.P.G., Buschmann, G., Prieto, A.L., Porter, J.M., Cath, T.Y., Energy-positive wastewater treatment in decentralized settings: An evaluation of the feasibility of thermochemical conversion processes. Presented at the RMSAWWA/RMWEA Joint Annual Conference, September 8-11, 2013, Keystone, CO.
  31. Coday, B.D., Hancock, N.T., Holloway, R.W., Hickenbottom, K.L., Cath, T.Y., The sweet spot of engineered osmosis: Sustainable water recovery through forward osmosis. Presented at the RMSAWWA/RMWEA Joint Annual Conference, September 8-11, 2013, Keystone, CO.
  32. Hickenbottom, K.L., Cath, T.Y., Concentrate management and resource recovery with membrane distillation. Presented at the 2013 RMSAWWA/RMWEA Joint Annual Conference, September 8-11, 2013, Keystone, CO.
  33. Cath, T.Y., ReNUWIt – An NSF Engineering Research Center for Reinventing the Nation’s Urban Water Infrastructure: The case for decentralized and tailored water reuse and resource recovery. Presented at the Energy Fellows Institute meeting, September 13th, 2013, Lakewood, CO. Invited Presentation.
  34. Hickenbottom, K.L., Cath, T.Y., Optimizing recovery of water and minerals from hypersaline brines using forward osmosis and membrane distillation. Presented at the 28th Annual WateReuse Symposium, September 15-18, 2013, Denver, CO.
  35. Ramey, D.F., Lumley, N.P.G., Buschmann, G., Prieto, A.L., Porter, J.M., Cath, T.Y., Sustainable water reclamation in decentralized settings using thermochemical conversion processes. A poster presented at the 28th Annual WateReuse Symposium, September 15-18, 2013, Denver, CO. Winner, “2013 Poster of the Year Award”.
  36. Coday, B.D., Almaraz, N., Lampi, K., Beaudry, E.G., Herron, J.R., Faar, I.V., Cath, T.Y., Osmotically driven membrane processes for treatment and reuse of oil and gas exploration wastewater: Field and lab assessments. Presented at the 28th Annual WateReuse Symposium, September 15-18, 2013, Denver, CO.
  37. Cath, T.Y., Holloway, R.W., Lampi, K., Herron, J.R., A novel forward osmosis MBR operated for potable reuse and nutrient recovery. Presented at the 28th Annual WateReuse Symposium, September 15-18, 2013, Denver, CO.
  38. Holloway, R.W., Vuono, D., Prieto, A.L., Reid, T., Jonson, L., Cath, T.Y., Drewes, J.E., Evaluation of the energy footprint of a decentralized treatment facility used for tailored urban water reuse. Presented at the 28th Annual WateReuse Symposium, September 15-18, 2013, Denver, CO.
  39. Cath, T.Y., Holloway, R.W., Novel hybrid osmotic MBR: Simultaneous tailored direct potable and non-potable reuse. Presented at the Advances in Science and Engineering for Brackish Water and Seawater Desalination II, An ECI Conference Series, September 29th-October 3rd, 2013, Cetraro (Calabria), Italy.
  40. Cath, T.Y., Environmental issues and water treatment technologies for oil and gas development: Assessing innovative water treatment technologies and developing recycling facilities to ensure selection of an economical and sustainable flowback water recycling process. Presented at the Produced Water Reuse Initiative 2013 Congress, October 29th, 2013, Denver, CO. Invited Presentation.
  41. Lumley, N.P.J., Braun, R.J., Cath, T.Y., Prieto, A.L., Ramey, D.F., Buschmann, G., Porter J.M., Technoeconomic analysis of wastewater biosolids gasification. Presented at the 2013 AIChE Annual Meeting, November 3-8, San Francisco, CA.
  42. Miller-Robbie, L., Ulrich, B.A., Ramey, D.F., Herzog, S., Cath, T.Y., and Higgins, C.P., Biochar benefits to water resource recovery facilities: a life cycle assessment perspective for land applications. A poster presented at the 34th SETAC North America Annual Meeting, November 17-21, 2013, Nashville, TN.

2012 (18)

  1. Vuono, D., Benecke, J., Henkel, J., Cath, T.Y., Munakata-Marr, J., Drewes, J.E., Johnson, L.W. Reid, T., Full-scale sequencing batch/membrane bioreactor for distributed wastewater treatment and tailored reuse. Presented at the 243rd American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting, March 25-29, 2012, San Diego, CA.
  2. Cath, T.Y., Osmotically driven membrane processes: Early concepts, current research, and future integrated systems. Presented at the Environmental Engineering Seminar Series, April 17th, 2012, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA. Invited Presentation.
  3. Cath, T.Y., Elimelech, M., McCutcheon, J.R., McGinnis, R.L., Achilli, A., Anastasio, D., Brady, A.R., Childress, A.E., Farr, I.V., Hancock, N.T., Lampi, J., Nghiem, L.D., Xie, M., Yip, N.Y., A standard methodology for evaluating membrane performance in engineered osmosis. A poster presented at the 3rd Osmosis Membrane Summit, April 26-27, 2012, Barcelona, Spain.
  4. Wait, A., Cath, T.Y., Pilot scale evaluation of the osmotic membrane bioreactor. Presented at the RMSAWWA/ RMWEA 9th Annual Student Conference, May 18th, 2012, Boulder, CO.
  5. Coday, B.D., Cath, T.Y., Novel osmotic desalination of oil and gas exploration wastewater for intra-basin reuse. Presented at the RMSAWWA/RMWEA 9th Annual Student Conference, May 18th, 2012, Boulder, CO.
  6. Holloway, R.W., Drewes, J.E., Cath, T.Y., Energy optimization of decentralized hybrid SBR-MBR treatment facility. Presented at the RMSAWWA/RMWEA 9th Annual Student Conference, Boulder, CO, May 18th, 2012.
  7. Hickenbottom, K.L., Cath, T.Y., Optimizing membrane distillation for brine management and resource recovery. Presented at the RMSAWWA/RMWEA 9th Annual Student Conference, May 18th, 2012, Boulder, CO.
  8. Hickenbottom, K.L., Cath, T.Y., Sustainable operation of membrane distillation under supersaturated conditions. Presented at the 22nd Annual Meeting of the North American Membrane Society, June 12th, 2012, New Orleans, LA.
  9. Coday, B.D., Hickenbottom, K.L., Xu, P., Cath, T.Y., Beaudry, E.G., Hutchings, N.R., Novel application of osmotically driven membrane processes for treatment of oil and gas exploration and production wastewater. Presented at the 22nd Annual Meeting of the North American Membrane Society, June 13th, 2012, New Orleans, LA.
  10. Cath, T.Y., Elimelech, M., McCutcheon, J.R., McGinnis, R.L., Achilli, A., Anastasio, D., Brady, A.R., Childress, A.E., Farr, I.V., Hancock, N.T., Lampi, J., Nghiem, L.D., Xie, M., Yip, N.Y., A standard methodology for evaluating membrane performance in engineered osmosis. Presented at the 22nd Annual Meeting of the North American Membrane Society, June 13th, 2012, New Orleans, LA.
  11. Hickenbottom, K.L., Cath, T.Y., Membrane distillation for resource recovery: A novel approach to sustaining water flux at supersaturated conditions. Presented at the Gordon Research Conference, July 29th, 2012, New London, NH.
  12. Cath, T.Y., Drewes, J.E., Vuono, D., Henkel, J., Benecke, J., Holloway, R., Prieto, A.L., Four years experience with a demonstration scale hybrid SBR-MBR system for onsite tailored water reuse. Presented at the RMSAWWA/RMWEA Joint Annual Conference, September 12th, 2012, Copper Mountain, CO.
  13. Coday, B.D., Hickenbottom, K.L., Xu, P., Cath, T.Y., Beaudry, E.G., Hutchings, N.R., Closed loop water recycling in oil and natural gas exploration and production: From conventional to novel osmotically driven membrane processes. Presented at the RMSAWWA/RMWEA Joint Annual Conference, September 12th, 2012, Copper Mountain, CO.
  14. Ramey, D.F., Cath, T.Y., Algae-assisted Extraction of Nutrients from Concentrated Feedstreams. Presented at the RMSAWWA/RMWEA Joint Annual Conference, September 12th, 2012, Copper Mountain, CO.
  15. Siegrist, R.L., McCray, J.E., Lowe, K.S., Cath, T.Y., Munakata-Marr, J., Onsite and decentralized wastewater systems: Advances from a decade of research and educational efforts. Presented at the Small Water and Wastewater Systems National Conference (Australian Water Association), September 26-28, 2012, Newcastle Panthers, NSW, Australia.
  16. Prieto, A.L., Benecke, J., Vuono, D., Holloway, R., Henkel, J., Cath, T.Y., Drewes, J.E., Urban landscape irrigation using an SBMBR system for on-site wastewater reclamation. Presented at the 27th Annual WateReuse Symposium, September 9-12, 2012, Hollywood, FL.
  17. Cath, T.Y., Reinventing the Nation’s Urban Water Infrastructure (ReNUWIt): A new NSF Engineering Research Center and the case for tailored water reuse. Presented at the Colorado Environmental Health Annual Education Conference, September 26-28, 2012, Keystone, CO. Invited Presentation.
  18. Cath, T.Y., Hickenbottom, K.L., Coday, B.D., Forward osmosis and membrane distillation application for sustainable recovery of water and minerals from hypersaline brines. Presented at the Engineering Conference International (ECI) Advanced Membrane Technology V: Membranes for Sustainable Water, Energy, and the Environment, October 14-19, 2012, Singapore.

2011 (18)

  1. Cath, T.Y., An integrated framework for treatment & management of CBM produced water. Presented at the RPSEA Onshore Production Conference, November 30th, 2011, Golden, CO. Invited Presentation.
  2. Nguyen, T.X., Horsley, J., Cath, T.Y., Nghiem, L.D., Membrane fouling and scaling during direction contact membrane distillation (DCMD) processes for the treatment of saline waters. Presented at the 6th IWA Specialist Conference on Membrane Technology for Water & Wastewater Treatment, October 4-7, 2011, Aachen, Germany.
  3. Castillo, M., Horton, J., Johnson, L.W., Reid, T., Llorente, C., Cath, T.Y., Drewes, J.E., Water reuse through adaptive design principles. Presented at the 8th IWA International Conference on Water Reclamation and Reuse, September 26-29, 2011, Barcelona, Spain.
  4. Lundin, C.D., Cath, T.Y., Drewes, J.E., Hancock, N.T., Forward osmosis – reverse osmosis process offers a novel hybrid solution for water reuse and desalination. Presented at the Pacific Northwest Clean Water Association (PNCWA) 2011 Annual Conference, September 18-21, 2011, Vancouver, WA.
  5. Cath, T.Y., Treatment and beneficial reuse of produced water from coalbed methane formation in the Rocky Mountains basins. Presented at the 2011 RMSAWWA/RMWEA Joint Annual Conference, September 18-21, 2011, Loveland, CO.
  6. Henkel, J., Vuono, D., Drewes, J.E., Cath, T.Y., Johnson, L.W., Reid, T., Three years experience with a demonstration scale SBR-MBR hybrid system for onsite wastewater treatment and reuse. Presented at the 26th Annual WateReuse Symposium, September 11-14, 2011, Phoenix, AZ.
  7. Cath, T.Y., Hancock, N.T., Xu, P., Black, N.D., Heil, D.M., Results from piloting of hybrid FO-RO for water reclamation, energy recovery, and potable reuse. Presented at the 26th Annual WateReuse Symposium, September 11-14, 2011, Phoenix, AZ.
  8. Hickenbottom, K.L, Hancock, N.T., Hutchings, N.R., Beaudry, E.G., Cath, T.Y., Reclamation and reuse of water from oil and gas wells’ drilling muds and from fracturing waste: a novel forward osmosis approach. Presented at the 26th Annual WateReuse Symposium, September 11-14, 2011, Phoenix, AZ.
  9. Henkel, J., Vuono, D., Cath, T.Y., Drewes, J.E., Full scale hybrid sequencing batch/membrane bioreactor for distributed water reclamation and reuse of domestic wastewater. Presented at the 242nd ACS National Meeting, August 28th-September 1st, 2011, Denver, CO.
  10. Cath, T.Y., An integrated framework for treatment & management of CBM produced water. Presented at the EUCI Workshop: Produced Water from Oil and Gas Operations: The Legal and Regulatory Framework, Denver, CO, July 25-26, 2011. Invited Presentation.
  11. Hickenbottom, K.L., Cath, T.Y., Membrane distillation crystallization for unconventional water sources. Presented at the 8th Annual RMSAWWA/RMWEA Student Conference, May 17th, 2011, Albuquerque, NM.
  12. Cath, T.Y., Hancock, N.T., Xu, P., Black, N.D., Roby, M.J., Low energy seawater desalination and wastewater reclamation with osmotic dilution hybrid system. Presented at the 15th Annual Water Reuse & Desalination Research Conference, May 16-17, 2011, Las Vegas, NV.
  13. Cath, T.Y., Drewes, J.E., Xu, P., Hancock, N.T., Dahm, K.G., Guerra, K.L., Heil, D.M., An integrated framework for treatment & management of CBM produced water. Presented at the 2011 Colorado RPSEA team Piceance Basin Tight Gas Research Review, Denver, CO, April 21st, 2011. Invited Presentation.
  14. Cath, T.Y., Drewes, J.E., Xu, P., Hancock, N.T., Dahm, K.G., Guerra, K.L., Heil, D.M., An integrated framework for treatment & management of CBM produced water. Presented at the RPSEA Unconventional Gas Conference 2011: Technological Keys to Unlocking Additional Reserves, April 19-20, 2011, Denver, CO. Invited Presentation.
  15. Hancock, N.T., Cath, T.Y., Xu, P., Heil, D.M., Black, N.D., Novel dual barrier hybrid osmotic dilution – RO system: pilot-scale demonstration of technical and ecological merit. Presented at the 2011 AWWA Membrane Technology Conference, March 31st, 2011, Long Beach, CA.
  16. Cath, T.Y., Hancock, N.T., Xu, P., and Heil, D.M., A comprehensive study of micropollutants rejection by forward osmosis and hybrid FO-RO. Presented at the 2011 AWWA Membrane Technology Conference, March 31st, 2011, Long Beach, CA.
  17. Cath, T.Y., Novel hybrid forward osmosis process for drinking water augmentation. Presented at the Multi State Salinity Coalition 2011 Salinity Summit, Meeting Water Challenges, Old & New: “The Demand from a Thirsty Nation”, February 17-18, 2011, San Antonio, TX. Invited Presentation.
  18. Cath, T.Y., Wastewater mining & energy recovery: A novel dual barrier membrane hybrid system and the future of direct potable reuse. Presented at the Colorado Professionals in Onsite Wastewater (CPOW) Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, January 20-21, 2011. Invited Presentation.

2010 (18)

  1. Drewes, J.E., Cath, T.Y., Xu, P., Hancock, N.T., Dahm, K.G., Guerra, K.L., Heil, D., An integrated framework for treatment & management of CBM produced water. Presented at the 2010 West Slope Colorado Oil & Gas Association Environmental Summit, October 28th, 2010, Grand Junction, CO.
  2. Cath, T.Y., Drewes, J.E., Xu, P., Hancock, N.T., Dahm, K.G., Guerra, K.L., Heil, D., An integrated framework for treatment & management of CBM produced water. Presented at the 17th International Petroleum & Biofuels Environmental Conference (IPEC), September 1st, 2010, San Antonio, TX.
  3. Dahm, K.G., Guerra, K.L., Xu, P., Hancock, N.T., Cath, T.Y., Drewes, J.E., Coalbed methane produced water usability through characterization. Presented at the 17th International Petroleum & Biofuels Environmental Conference (IPEC), September 1st, 2010, San Antonio, TX.
  4. Dahm, K.G., Mayer, X., Cath, T.Y., Hancock, N.T., Xu, P., Guerra, K.L., Drewes, J.E., From waste to resource – an Excel® application to analyze water quality and select treatment for CBM produced water. Presented at the 17th International Petroleum & Biofuels Environmental Conference (IPEC), September 1st, 2010, San Antonio, TX.
  5. Xu, P., Mayer, X., Dahm, K.G., Hancock, N.T., Guerra, K.L., Cath, T.Y., Drewes, J.E., Debroux, J., Taffler, D., Raucher, R., Feasibility and economic analysis of beneficial use of produced water. Presented at the 17th International Petroleum & Biofuels Environmental Conference (IPEC), September 1st, 2010, San Antonio, TX.
  6. Cath, T.Y., Wait, A., Hancock, N.T., Mayer, X., Walker, N., Dahm, K.G., Heil, D., Xu, P., Drewes, J.E., Novel thermally and chemically resistant NF membranes for sustainable reclamation of CBM co-produced water. Presented at the 17th International Petroleum & Biofuels Environmental Conference (IPEC), September 1st, 2010, San Antonio, TX.
  7. Stewart, D.R., Cath, T.Y., Veil, J., Xu, P., Schreck, S., Panel discussion: Challenges and opportunities of treatment, beneficial use, and management of CBM produced water. Presented at the 17th International Petroleum & Biofuels Environmental Conference (IPEC), September 1st, 2010, San Antonio, TX.
  8. Hancock, N.T. and Cath, T.Y., Toward direct potable reuse: Novel osmotic dilution multi-barrier membrane process for integrated water reclamation and lower energy seawater desalination. A poster presented at the Gordon Research Conference on Membranes: Materials and Processes, July 23-30, 2010, New London, NH.
  9. Hancock, N.T. and Cath, T.Y., A life cycle perspective: Are osmotically driven membrane processes environmentally and economically viable? Presented at the 20th Annual Meeting of the North American Membrane Society, July 18-22, 2010, Washington D.C.
  10. Cath, T.Y., Osmotically driven membrane processes for enhancement of water recovery in wastewater treatment and desalination. Presented at the 2nd Osmosis Membrane Summit, July 11-12, 2010, San Diego, California. Invited Presentation.
  11. Mayer, X.M., and Cath, T.Y., From waste to resource: the treatment selection module: An Excel application to select optimal water treatment trains for reuse of coal-bed methane produced water. Presented at the 7th Annual RMAWWA/RMWEA Student Conference, May 18, 2010, Boulder, CO.
  12. Childress, A.E. and Cath, T.Y., Renewable water: Membrane distillation – high flux and off the grid. Presented at the Global Water Summit 2010, Water Technology Idol, April 27th, 2010, Paris, France.
  13. Drewes, J.E., Cath, T.Y., Xu, P., Hancock, N.T., Dahm, K., Guerra, K.L., Heil, D., Graydon, J., Debroux, J., Veil, J., Snyder, S., Raucher, R., and Buschmann, B., An integrated framework for treatment and management of CBM produced water. Presented at the 2010 Ground Water Summit, April 11-15, 2010, Denver, CO.
  14. Mayer, X.M., Hancock, N.T., Cath, T.Y., Xu, P., Guerra, K.L., Dahm, K., Drewes, J.E., and Heil, D., CBM produced water treatment selection module: a tool to provide treatment alternatives to improve water quality. Presented at the 2010 Ground Water Summit, April 11-15, 2010, Denver, CO.
  15. Xu, P., Drewes, J.E., Cath, T.Y., Hancock, N.T., Dahm, K., Guerra, K.L., Debroux, J., Taffler, D., Graydon, J., Raucher, R., and Henderson, J., Evaluation of beneficial use options of CBM produced water. Presented at the 2010 Ground Water Summit, April 11-15, 2010, Denver, CO.
  16. Cath, T.Y., An integrated MBR-SBR wastewater treatment process for the industry and for small communities: A new MBR research facility at Colorado School of Mines. Presented at the 3rd Annual PWO Industrial Wastewater Treatment Seminar: Sustainability, Operations, and Waste Minimization, March 25th, 2010, Golden CO. Invited Presentation.
  17. Hancock, N.T and Cath, T.Y., A novel dual barrier membrane hybrid and the future of direct potable reuse, Third Annual PWO Industrial Wastewater Treatment Seminar: Sustainability, Operations, and Waste Minimization, March 25th, 2010, Golden CO. Invited Presentation.
  18. Cath, T.Y., Osmotically driven membrane processes: past, present, and future. Presented at the Southwest Membrane Operator Association (SWMOA) 2010 Annual Symposium, February 22-25, 2010, Phoenix, AZ. Invited Presentation.

2009 (16)

  1. Dahm, K., Drewes, J.E., Xu, P., Hancock, N.T., Benko, K.L., Cath, T.Y., and Heil, D., Predicting water quality variability to design treatment processes for beneficial use. Presented at the 16th International Petroleum & Biofuels Environmental Conference (IPEC), November 3-5, 2009, Houston, TX.
  2. Cath, T.Y., Hancock, N.T., Xu, P., Benko, K.L., Dahm, K., Drewes, J.E., Graydon, J., Debroux, J., Veil, J., and Sullivan, R., CBM Produced Water Treatment and Beneficial Use Information Center: A new website. Presented at the 16th International Petroleum & Biofuels Environmental Conference (IPEC), November 3-5, 2009, Houston, TX.
  3. Cath, T.Y., Hancock, N.T., Xu, P., Benko, K.L., Drewes, J.E., Snyder, S.W., and Lin, Y., Emerging treatment processes for CBM produced water purification. Presented at the 16th International Petroleum & Biofuels Environmental Conference (IPEC), November 3-5, 2009, Houston, TX.
  4. Xu, P., Benko, K.L., Hancock, N.T., Dahm, K., Cath, T.Y., Drewes, J.E., Graydon, J., and Debroux, J., Beneficial use options and limitations of CBM produced water. Presented at the 16th International Petroleum & Biofuels Environmental Conference (IPEC), November 3-5, 2009, Houston, TX.
  5. Hancock, N.T., Benko, K.L., Cath, T.Y., Xu, P., Drewes, J.E., and Dahm, K., Selection and design of integrated treatment processes for CBM produced water purification. Presented at the 16th International Petroleum & Biofuels Environmental Conference (IPEC), November 3-5, 2009, Houston, TX.
  6. Drewes, J.E., Cath, T.Y., Xu, P., Hancock, N.T., Dahm, K., Benko, K.L., Heil, D., Graydon, J., Debroux, J., Veil, J., Snyder, S.W., Raucher, R., and Buschmann, W., Opportunities, challenges and research needs for beneficial use of CBM produced water. Presented at the 16th International Petroleum & Biofuels Environmental Conference (IPEC), November 3-5, 2009, Houston, TX.
  7. Cath, T.Y., Novel membrane technology for pretreatment of impaired water. Presented at the 2009 Colorado Industrial Pretreatment Coordinators Association (CIPCA) Annual Fall Workshop, October 15th, 2009, Northglenn, CO. Invited Presentation.
  8. Achilli, A., Cath, T.Y., Marchand, E.A., and Childress, A.E., The forward osmosis membrane bioreactor: A multi-barrier approach for water reuse. Presented at Euromembrane 2009, September 6-10, 2009, Montpellier, France.
  9. Achilli, A., Cath, T.Y., and Childress, A.E., Influence of membrane characteristics and operating conditions on power generation with pressure retarded osmosis. Presented at Euromembrane 2009, September 6-10, 2009, Montpellier, France.
  10. Achilli, A., Cath, T.Y., and Childress, A.E., Power generation with pressure retarded osmosis: An experimental and theoretical investigation. Presented at the AEESP Education and Research Conference, July 26-29, 2009, Iowa City, IW.
  11. Nghiem, L.D. and Cath, T.Y., Integrated energy-water systems: The role of membrane technology. Presented at the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI), Industry workshop and short course: Future Models for Energy and Water Management, July 20-22, 2009, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia.
  12. Achilli, A., Cath, T.Y., and Childress, A.E., Influence of membrane characteristics and operating conditions on power generation with pressure retarded osmosis. Presented at the 19th Annual Meeting the North American Membrane Society (NAMS), June 20-24, 2009, Charleston, SC.
  13. Hancock, N.T. and Cath, T.Y., Solute coupled diffusion in osmotically driven membrane processes. Presented at the 19th Annual Meeting the North American Membrane Society (NAMS), June 20-24, 2009, Charleston, SC.
  14. Hancock, N.T. and Cath, T.Y., Assessing the viability of forward osmosis for pretreatment and enhanced recovery of impaired waters. Presented at the 6th Annual RMAWWA/RMWEA Student Conference, May 12th, 2009, Laramie, WY.
  15. Cath, T.Y., Drewes, J.E., Hancock, N.T., Lundin, C.D., Osmotically driven process for potable reuse of impaired water: Rejection and transport of organic and inorganic constituents. Presented at the 237th American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting / Division of Environmental Chemistry: Frontiers in Water Reuse: Detection, Advanced Treatment, and Environmental Fate of Contaminants of Emerging Concern, March 24th, 2009, Salt Lake City, UT.
  16. Cath, T.Y. and Hancock, N.T., Emerging osmotically driven membrane processes: practical lessons learned from recent investigations in Colorado. Presented at the Meeting of the Division of Polymer Chemistry of the ACS / Advances in Materials and Processes for Polymeric Membrane Mediated Water Purification, February 22-25, 2009, Pacific Grove, CA.

2008 (13)

  1. Cath, T.Y., A Novel hybrid forward osmosis process for drinking water augmentation using impaired water and saline water sources. Presented at the Front Range Drinking Water Consortium, December 3rd, 2008, Broomfield, CO.
  2. Xu, P., Benko, K., Cath, T.Y., Hancock, N.T., and Drewes, J.E., Produced water beneficial use: assessment of emerging desalination technologies & hybrid configurations. Presented at the 15th International Petroleum and Biofuels Environmental Conference, November 11-13, 2008, Albuquerque, NM.
  3. Benko, K., Dundorf, S., Stewart, D., Drewes, J.E., Cath, T.Y., and Xu, P., Use of ceramic membranes for produced water treatment. Presented at the 15th International Petroleum and Biofuels Environmental Conference (IPEC), November 11-13, 2008, Albuquerque, NM.
  4. Walker, N., Cath, T.Y., Childress, A.E., Hutton, M., and Weinberg, A., Membrane distillation for recovery of cooling tower water at geothermal power plants. A poster presented at the Geothermal Resources Council (GRC) 2008 Annual Meeting, October 5-8, 2008, Reno, NV.
  5. Cath, T.Y. and Hancock, N.T., Osmotically driven membrane processes: applications and characterization of solute transport. Presented at the 2008 International Congress on Membranes and Membrane Processes (ICOM 2008), July 12-18, 2008, Honolulu, HI. Invited keynote.
  6. Lundin, C., Drewes, J.E., and Cath, T.Y., A novel hybrid forward osmosis process for drinking water augmentation using impaired water and saline water sources. Presented at the 2008 International Congress on Membranes and Membrane Processes (ICOM 2008), July 12-18, 2008, Honolulu, HI.
  7. Achilli, A., Cath, T.Y., Marchand, E.A., and Childress, A.E., Osmotic membrane bioreactor and pressure retarded osmotic membrane bioreactor for wastewater treatment. Presented at the 2008 International Congress on Membranes and Membrane Processes (ICOM 2008), July 12-18, 2008, Honolulu, HI.
  8. Achilli, A., Cath, T.Y., Marchand, E.A., and Childress, A.E., The osmotic membrane bioreactor: a dual barrier approach to potable water reuse. Presented at the Nevada Water Environment Association (NWEA) Annual Conference, May 13-16, 2008, Reno, NV.
  9. Walker, N. and Cath, T.Y., Membrane evaporation processes in geothermal power plants. Presented at the 5th Annual RMAWWA/RMWEF Student Conference, May 13th, 2008, Golden, CO.
  10. Lundin, C., Drewes, J.E., Cath, T.Y., A novel hybrid forward osmosis process for drinking water augmentation using impaired water and saline water sources. Presented at the 5th Annual WEF/AWWA Student Conference, May 13th, 2008, Golden, CO.
  11. Graydon, J., Debroux, J., Stewart, D., Drewes, J.E., and Cath, T.Y., Beneficial use of produced water: The other energy-water nexus. Presented at the 12th Annual WateReuse Research Conference, May 5-6, 2008, Denver, CO.
  12. Cath, T.Y., Challenges of using unconventional water resources in the arid west. Presented at the Transatlantic Water Symposium, March 31st-April 1st, 2008, Baton Rouge, LA. Invited Presentation.
  13. Cath, T.Y., Novel membrane contactor processes for industrial wastewater reclamation and for desalination. Presented at the PWO Industrial Wastewater Treatment Seminar Operations, Waste Minimization, Reuse and Recycling, March 27th, 2008, Golden CO. Invited Presentation.

2007 (5)

  1. Achilli, A., Cath, T.Y., Marchand, E.A., and Childress, A.E., Development and optimization of a novel osmotic membrane bioreactor. Presented at the AEESP Education and Research Conference, July 27th– August 1st, 2007, Blacksburg, VA.
  2. Hancock, N. and Cath, T.Y., Novel hybrid membrane desalination process with minimal pretreatment and concentrate. Presented at the 4th Annual WEF/AWWA Student Conference, May 14, 2007, Boulder, CO.
  3. Cath, T.Y., The role of membrane contactors in traditional and new applications. Presented at the Van Tuyl Lecture Series, April 5th, 2007, Golden, CO. Invited Presentation.
  4. Cath, T.Y., Martinetti, C.R., and Childress, A.E., Forward osmosis and membrane distillation for high recovery desalination of brackish water. Presented at the 233rd National Meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS), March 25-29, 2007, Chicago, IL.
  5. Achilli, A., Cath, T.Y., Marchand, E.A., Childress, A.E., Treatment of dilute wastewater using an anaerobic membrane bioreactor. A poster presented at the American Water Works Association, 2007 Membrane Technology Conference, March 18-21, 2007, Tampa, FL.

2006 (5)

  1. Cath, T.Y., Emerging applications of novel membrane processes for water treatment and direct potable reuse: lessons learned from the development of advanced life support systems for space applications. Presented at the 2006 Water Reuse Workshop, August 10th, 2006, Golden, CO.
  2. Cartinella, J.L., Cath, T.Y., and Childress, A.E., Removal of natural steroid hormones from wastewater using membrane contactor processes. Presented at the 61st Northwest Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, June 25-28, 2006, Reno, NV.
  3. Cath, T.Y. and Childress, A.E., Progress and new applications of forward osmosis and enhanced and traditional direct contact membrane distillation. Presented at the Advanced Membrane Technology III: Membrane Engineering for Process Intensification, June 11-15, 2006, Cetraro CS, Italy.
  4. Cartinella, J.L., Cath, T.Y., and Childress, A.E., Removal of natural steroid hormones from wastewater using membrane contactor processes. Presented at the 17th Annual Meeting of the North American Membrane Society, May 12-17, 2006, Chicago, IL.
  5. Holloway, R., Cath, T.Y., and Childress, A.E., Forward osmosis for concentration of anaerobic digester centrate. Presented at the 17th Annual Meeting of the North American Membrane Society, May 12-17, 2006, Chicago, IL.

2005 (2)

  1. Childress, A.E. and Cath, T.Y., Innovative hybrid membrane processes for seawater desalination and wastewater reclamation. Presented at Pacifichem 2005, December 15-20, 2005, Honolulu, HI.
  2. Holloway, R.W., Cath, T.Y., Dennett, K.E., and Childress, A.E., Forward osmosis for concentration of centrate from anaerobic digestion. A poster presented at the American Water Works Association, 2005 Membrane Technology Conference, March 6-9, 2005, Phoenix, AZ.

2004 (1)

  1. Cath, Y. and Childress, A.E., Evaluation of the direct osmotic concentration process for wastewater reclamation. Presented at the 15th Meeting of the North American Membrane Society, June 26-30, 2004, Honolulu, HI.

2003 (2)

  1. Cath, Y. and Childress, A.E., Enhanced direct contact membrane distillation for desalination. A poster presented at the ECI: Water Purification and Reuse, June 8-13, 2003, Potsdam, Germany.
  2. Cath, Y. and Childress, A.E., Experimental study of desalination using direct contact membrane distillation: a new approach to flux enhancement. Presented at the 14th Meeting of the North American Membrane Society, May 17-21, 2003, Jackson Hole, WY.

2001 (4)

  1. Cath, Y., Childress, A.E., and Adams, V.D., Improving VOC separation with combined membrane distillation processes. A poster presented at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, 2001 Annual Meeting, November 4-9, 2001, Reno, NV.
  2. Cath, Y., Curtis, J.G., Childress, A.E., and Adams, V.D., Combined membrane distillation processes for the removal of VOCs. Presented at the CA-NV Section, American Water Works Association 2001 Fall Conference, October 9-12, 2001, Palm Springs, CA.
  3. Cath, Y., Curtis, J.G., Childress, A.E., and Adams, V.D., Removal of volatile organic compounds using combined vacuum/sweeping-gas membranes distillation. A poster presented at the CA-NV Section, American Water Works Association 2001 Spring Conference, April 23-26, 2001, Garden Grove, CA.
  4. Cath, Y., Curtis, J.G., Childress, A.E., and Adams, V.D., Removal of volatile organic compounds using combined vacuum/sweeping-gas membranes distillation. A poster presented at the American Water Works Association 2001 Membrane Technology Conference, March 4-7, 2001, San Antonio, TX.