The Process and Water Quality Specialists

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Trussell Technologies is pleased to announce that Bryan Trussell has joined our firm!

Bryan received his B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley and M.S. in Environmental Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Bryan is a registered Civil Engineer in the State of California with more than ten years of work experience. Bryan has worked for the past 9 years with the City of Los Angeles’ Bureau of Sanitation, bringing invaluable insight and perspective to the many challenges facing today’s utilities. His Master’s thesis was focused on the softening process (useful in many high recovery RO applications), investigating the impacts of preexisting solids on the precipitation kinetics of calcium carbonate. His past work also includes assisting with the negotiation of the Hyperion and Terminal Island Treatment Plants NPDES permits as all as the calibration of the MIKE URBAN hydrodynamic model for the City of Los Angeles’ wastewater collection system.

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Rhodes Trussell named Distinguished Alumnus at UC Berkeley

Rhodes Trussell was initiated into the Inaugural Class of the Academy of Distinguished Alumni at the University of California at Berkeley's Civil and Environmental Engineering Department. The Academy of Distinguished Alumni has been established through the efforts of the CEE Advisory Council in collaboration with the CEE Department Chair, CEE faculty, and the College of Engineering. The members of the inaugural class were selected by a subcommittee of CEE faculty and CEE Advisory Council members based on nominations from all CEE faculty and the CEE Advisory Council.

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Rhodes Trussell honored at IWA World Water Congress

Rhodes Trussell was honored with the International Water Association's Global Water Award during the 2012 IWA World Water Congress, held in Busan, South Korea from September 16 - 21, 2012. The Global Water Award recognizes outstanding achievement in science, technology management or policy for vision, leadership, knowledge, persistence, for creating new directions and opening new fields, and is the most prestigious award given by IWA.

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Rhodes Trussell at IWA World Water Congress

Rhodes Trussell is attending the IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition from September 16 - 21. On Wednesday September 19, Dr. Trussell will be chairing the "FOST workshop: Treatment of drinking water for public systems—how safe is safe?"

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TT Engineers have a presence at Upcoming CA-NV AFC

Several Trussell Tech engineers have been selected to present at the California Nevada Section of AWWA's Annual Fall Conference, to be held in San Diego, CA on October 8-11. Scheduled to speak are:

Dr. David Hokanson: Wednesday, 10/10, 8:00 a.m.: Water Quality and Disinfection Issues Associated with the Upper Chiquita Emergency Storage Reservoir

Dr. Brian Pecson: Wednesday, 10/10, 3:30 p.m.: The Carbon Footprint of a Water Treatment Plant Upgrade: A Greenhouse Gas Analysis of the Rinconada Water Treatment Plant

Dr. Shane Trussell: Thursday, 10/11, 10:30 a.m.: Water Quality Challenges Associated with Ocean Water Desalination

Dr. Rhodes Trussell: Thursday, 10/11, 2:00 p.m.: The National Research Council (NRC) Study on the Potential for Expanding the Nation's Water Supply through Reuse

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Dr. David Hokanson speaking at IOA 2012

Dr. David Hokanson will be speaking at the International Ozone Associations' Pan American Group Conference & Exposition to be held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, held from September 23-26, 2012. Dr. Hokanson will be presenting Innovative Ozonation Applications in Water Reuse on Monday, September 24 at 3:45 p.m.

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Trussell Tech Engineers Selected to Speak at WateReuse Symposium 2012

Several of Trussell Tech's team were selected to speak at the WateReuse Symposium to be held September 9-12 in Hollywood Florida. Shane Trussell will present "Ozonation of a Non-Nitrified Secondary Effluent before a Water Reuse Treatment Train" on Tuesday, September 11th in the Reuse Technology session from 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Also selected to speak is Gordon Williams, who will present "Characterization of the Suspended Solids in the Inland Empire Brine Line and Approaches to Minimizing Solids Formation" in the Reuse Water Quality session on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 from 8:00 am – 10:00 am.

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Workshop for Examining Criteria for Direct Potable Reuse held

Trussell Tech was recently funded by the WateReuse Research Foundation to study the Equivalency of Advanced Treatment Trains for Potable Reuse (WateReuse-11-02). Carollo Engineers and the University of Arizona are included as Co-PIs in this study. As part of this effort, the Project Team collaborated with the National Water Research Institute to organize a panel of internationally recognized experts to develop a final set of public health criteria for potable reuse. These criteria  addressed the critical need for regulatory guidance on direct potable reuse applications. The Expert Panel Workshop, hosted by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, was held in Los Angeles on Wednesday, August 29, 2012. The Expert Panel was highlighted by the following water reuse experts: Dr. James Crook, Dr. Richard Bull, Dr. Harvey Collins, Dr. Joseph Cotruvo, and Mr. Walter Jakubowski.

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Shane Trussell and Gordon Williams present on Reclaimed Water Technologies

On August 9th, Shane Trussell and Gordon Williams presented via webcast the findings from a recent WateReuse Research Foundation study comparing actual full-scale performance and lifecycle costs of the two most common types of desalting membranes used in water reuse:

            (1) reverse osmosis with microfiltration pretreatment (MF/RO), and
            (2) electrodialysis reversal (EDR).

This webcast was intended to assist engineers, utility managers, and planners in selecting a membrane technology for desalting recycled water. The full study can be found here.

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San Diego Trussell Tech Moves

The San Diego office of Trussell Technologies has moved. Our new address:

380 Stevens Ave., Suite 308

Solana Beach, CA 92075