Dr. Michael Mickley has experience working in the field of desalination technology since 1966. Since 1990, most of Michael’s work within this field has focused on the area of concentrate/brine management. Michael has worked as a consultant to major engineering companies on several projects that involved site-specific evaluation of disposal options. His more recent international efforts have addressed challenges in Oman, U.A.E., South Africa, and Australia involving ZLD processing with associated salt recovery.
Michael’s research projects have been funded by Water Research Foundation (formerly AwwaRF), U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Office of Naval Research, and WateReuse Research Foundation (WRRF) – all addressing various concentrate/brine management issues. His recent reports include a 2008 WRRF report entitled Survey of ZLD and Volume Minimization Technologies for Water Utilities and a 2013 WRRF report entitled Development of a Knowledge Base for Desalination Concentrate and Salt Management. Michael is an internationally recognized expert in concentrate/brine management and is on the editorial board of Desalination and Water Treatment.