Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 3217 Commercializing water treatment technology INL’s Switchable Polarity Solvent Forward Osmosis (SPS FO) inched closer to the marketplace in FY 2016. Several companies are collaborating with INL to develop the technology, which could efficiently purify water contaminated in oil/gas extraction and offer affordable wide-scale desalination. For example, a collaboration with California-based Porifera, Inc., was funded through the DOE Fossil Energy Office’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, and the U.S.-based startup has executed a license option agreement under the Startup America Program. Chevron Energy Technology Company signed an agreement to collaborate on developing the technology for low-cost water purification. Recognizing Expertise Dr. Boryann Liaw The Energy Storage and Advanced Vehicles manager was named a fellow of the Electrochemical Society, an honor the national society bestows to only 15 people each year. The designation recognizes individuals who made significant contributions in the fields of electrochemical and solid-state science. Dr. Aaron Wilson The research chemist was invited twice to the White House and once to Capitol Hill to demonstrate his award-winning technology for treating industrial wastewater. He was invited to a White House roundtable on water innovation, the White House World Water Day summit (the only national lab participant) and DOE’s Environmental Lab Day on the Hill. Dr. Yoshiko Fujita The senior Biological and Chemical Processing Department scientist was invited to present at the prestigious Goldschmidt 2016 conference in Japan. She also was an invited lecturer at a seminar that took place at Hokkaido University. Students from a number of universities across Japan participated as part of a program to build nuclear-related skills in the wake of the Fukushima accident. The INL-developed Switchable Polarity Solvent Forward Osmosis technology.