Fuhar Dixit

 
Wastewater to drinking water: Alternative low cost water reuse technologies
 

Why did you decide to pursue a graduate degree?

My decision to pursue doctoral studies emanates from my passion for gathering and sharing knowledge which I have gained through valuable research experience in the field of water remediation and environmental protection during my masters at the University of British Columbia and through exchanges with The University of Tokyo (Japan) and Western University (Canada). In the future, I wish to delve further into my research interests in the field of water treatment and keep contributing to the field of environmental engineering. Financial support, chemical transport and improper treatment technologies are the major constraints involved in addressing the need of providing safe drinking water in small and remote communities of North America. Therefore, developing a low cost water treatment system with low energy requirements involving academia, industries and community partners would be a very viable and attractive solution for these communities.

Why did you decide to study at UBC?

I wish to delve further into my research interests in the field of environmental protection and water treatment during my doctoral studies. Particularly, I hope to contribute to the work on low cost technologies for water reuse applications. To date, I have extended the collaboration with the University of Southern California (USC, LA) for performing pilot studies and will be working with other network collaborators from Ecole Polytechnique (Montreal), city of Vancouver (BC) and city of Kelowna (BC) for investigating alternative low cost water treatment technologies for wastewater reuse applications. At UBC I am able to extend the knowledge from my master’s research work and utilize the research, industrial and community connections with IC-IMPACTS and RES’EAU WaterNET for performing field experiments in various communities in North America and India.

I wish to delve further into my research interests in the field of environmental protection and water treatment during my doctoral studies. Particularly, I hope to contribute to the work on low cost technologies for water reuse applications.