The University of Arizona Logo

Coronavirus Updates

Visit the College of Engineering website for updates and guidance from the University of Arizona on the novel coronavirus COVID-19.

Andrea Achilli

Assistant professor Andrea Achilli, of the UA Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, researches desalination at the Water & Energy Sustainable Technology, or WEST, Center.

Arizona Company Using Solar Tech to Create Drinking Water

Time to read
less than
1 minute
Read so far

Arizona Company Using Solar Tech to Create Drinking Water

July 18, 2018
Posted in:
A UA researcher also describes other ways potable water is being generated.

Most of Arizona gets its drinking water from underground aquifers or rivers, which are reliant on adequate rain or snow melt.

Vanessa Barchfield shows us how the Phoenix-based Zero Mass Water is exploring ways to create drinking water by using solar technology.

She also spoke to water researcher and University of Arizona assistant professor Andrea Achilli, from the UA Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering -- he also works at the Water & Energy Sustainable Technology, or WEST, Center -- about how other organizations are pursuing similar initiatives.

Solar Water Panels