Andrea Achilli
Assistant Professor, BIO5 Institute
Assistant Professor, Chemical and Environmental Engineering
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(520) 621-6586
Work Summary
Research Interest
Andrea Achilli is an Assistant Professor in the Chemical and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of Arizona (UA) and affiliated faculty at the UA Water and Energy Sustainable Technology (WEST) Center. His main fields of research are membrane processes for desalination and water reuse and energy recovery from water and wastewater. Additional field of his research focuses on process integration, modelling, and optimization and biological processes for water and wastewater treatments. Dr. Achilli is the PI or Co-PI on funded research projects for membrane contactor processes and hybrid systems for desalination and water reuse, including EPRI, CA DWR, EREF, and SERPD .


Achilli, A. (2010). Selection of inorganic-based draw solutions for forward osmosis applications. Journal of Membrane Science.
Achilli, A. (2010). Pressure retarded osmosis: From the vision of Sidney Loeb to the first prototype installation - Review. Desalination.
Achilli, A. (2015). The osmotic membrane bioreactor: A critical review. Environmental Science: Water Research and Technology.
Achilli, A. (2016). River-to-sea pressure retarded osmosis: Resource utilization in a full-scale facility. Desalination.
Achilli, A. (2015). Factors contributing to flux improvement in vacuum-enhanced direct contact membrane distillation. Desalination.