A hybrid desalination system efficiently converts wastewater (O&G produced water) into clean water for agricultural reuse. The use of solar energy reduces the water cost and energy/carbon footprint.

Tags: Circular Economy, Climate change, Energy, Engineering, Environment & Nature, Green Tech, Renewable energies, Water.

Akanksha Menon

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Akanksha Menon is an ITRI-Rosenfeld Postdoctoral Fellow at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Her research is focused on hybrid thermal-membrane water treatment technologies and solar desalination. Akanksha obtained her Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech, where she developed polymer thermoelectrics for waste heat recovery and wearable electronics. Akanksha is a recipient of the Sigma Xi Dissertation Award and the MRS Graduate Student Silver Award. She has served as Co-President of the Energy Club @ Georgia Tech and founded the Water Wednesday’s initiative at Berkeley Lab.

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