Published October 27, 2020
Buffalo Rising profiles UB startup Sunny Clean Water, led by Qiaoqiang Gan, PhD, professor of electrical engineering, which received $1.4 million in federal funding to boost its solar still water purification system.
“Water scarcity is a global challenge,” says Gan. “Societies are facing higher and higher pressure to obtain clean water, especially drinkable water, due to pollution and many other environmental concerns. So we are developing technology to use solar energy for water purification. This can be particularly valuable for generating water during a crisis, or in harsh environments where resources and infrastructure are limited.”