About Dr. Trussell

Dr. R. Rhodes Trussell
Chair, Committee on The Assessment Of Water Reuse As An Approach To Meeting Future Water Supply Needs
Trussell Technologies, Inc.

Rhodes Trussell (NAE) is the founder of Trussell Technologies, Inc. Previously he was the lead drinking water technologist at Montgomery Watson Harza, Inc. He is recognized worldwide as an authority in methods and criteria for water quality and the development of advanced processes for treating water or wastewater to achieve the highest standards. He has worked on the process design for dozens of treatment plants, ranging from less than 1 to more than 900 mgd in capacity and has experience with virtually every physiochemical process and most biological processes as well. He has a special interest in emerging water quality problems and reuse. Dr. Trussell is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, and has served for more than ten years on EPA’s Science Advisory Board. He also served as chair of the Water Science and Technology Board and has been a member of numerous NRC committees, including the Committee on the Evaluation of the Viability of Augmenting Potable Water Supplies with Reclaimed Water and the Committee on Indicators for Waterborne Pathogens. Dr. Trussell has a B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley.


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