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. (2016). A stepwise model of direct contact membrane distillation for application to large-scale systems: Experimental results and model predictions. Desalination.
Achilli, A. (2014). Experimental results from RO-PRO: A next generation system for low-energy desalination. Environmental Science and Technology.
Morrow, C. P., Furtaw, N. M., Murphy, J. R., Achilli, A., Marchand, E. A., Hiibel, S. R., & Childress, A. E. (2018). Integrating an aerobic/anoxic osmotic membrane bioreactor with membrane distillation for potable reuse. Desalination, 432, 46--54.
Achilli, A. (2011). A performance evaluation of three membrane bioreactor systems: Aerobic, anaerobic, and attached-growth. Water Science and Technology.
Achilli, A. (2012). Organic ionic salt draw solutions for osmotic membrane bioreactors. Bioresource Technology.