Research

Reclaim at USF is engaged in research to develop, implement, and evaluate sustainable solutions for the safe management and recovery of water, nutrients, and energy resources, which requires the expertise of people from multiple disciplines and sectors. Our research is currently funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, and by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) as part of its Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE) program.

Click the links below for more information about these two projects and to learn more about our research capabilities.

The goal of this program is to initiate a cultural shift in university programs, developing international competence and building capacity through global partnerships. Our research will help determine if effective, geographically- and culturally-appropriate engineered systems can be established to utilize wastewater as a resource for the recovery of energy, water, and nutrients.
We are re-imagining coastal urban infrastructure systems to allow for better management and recovery of nutrients. The overall goal of this research center is to manage the nutrients in urban coastal watersheds by fostering fresh ideas for solving problems and inviting community members, policy makers, regulators, engineers, and businesses to work together.