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. (2007). Treatment of dilute wastewater using an anaerobic membrane bioreactor. 2007 Membrane Technology Conference and Exposition Proceedings.
Achilli, A. (2009). The forward osmosis membrane bioreactor: A low fouling alternative to MBR processes. Desalination.
Achilli, A. (2014). RO-PRO desalination: An integrated low-energy approach to seawater desalination. Applied Energy.
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.