C. Robert Reiss, PhD, PE


Dr. Reiss has been involved with advanced water and wastewater treatment systems, including membrane technologies, for nearly 30 years. His experience includes detailed design, permitting, process engineering, and technical review of advanced water treatment systems for various supplies, including seawater, groundwater, and fresh surface water systems. This experience includes microfiltration (MF), ultrafiltration (UF), nanofiltration (NF), reverse osmosis (RO), ozone and granular activated carbon (GAC) technologies. In addition, he has similar experience with conventional coagulation systems, media filtration, and advanced disinfection treatment.

Dr. Reiss has worked extensively with fouling mitigation of membrane processes. He has participated in work evaluating advanced pretreatment processes to mitigate NF/RO fouling for surface water, groundwater, and seawater treatment. Dr. Reiss has been involved in coagulation and softening optimization studies; Giardia, Cryptosporidium, and virus inactivation and removal studies; ozone/biofiltration studies; Safe Drinking Water Act compliance; Surface Water Treatment Rule compliance; and other regulatory compliance studies.