Welcome to the EnLITE Research Group –
Environmental Lab for Innovative Technologies
Areas of Expertise
Water quality and quantity, energy demand, and their impacts on people and the environment are some of the greatest challenges that humanity is facing in the 21stcentury. Given the energy intensity of existing water infrastructures and the prospect that water demands will soon exceed supplies in many areas, it is critical to develop sustainable technologies for water and wastewater treatment. Our research focuses on developing innovative technologies to augment water supplies from alternative water resources (e.g., municipal wastewater, brackish water, produced water, desalination concentrate, and other impaired waters) while balancing energy consumption, economic benefits, ecological impacts, and social acceptance. Our research areas include water and wastewater engineering; membrane processes; desalination; potable and non-potable water reuse; produced water treatment; oxidation and photocatalysis; biological and bioelectrochemical processes; removal of emerging contaminants; and membrane fouling.
We are always looking for bright and motivated students to join our research group. Interested students should send Dr. Pei Xu the CV and transcripts via email.