Aaron Wilson led a team that developed Switchable Polarity Solvent Forward Osmosis (SPS FO), which combined two known processes to create an innovative new water-filtration system for highly concentrated industrial wastewater.

This technology can turn wastewater back into potable water more efficiently and less expensively than existing methods. The team won a 2013 R&D 100 Award and an Outstanding Technology Development Award from the Federal Laboratory Consortium Far West Region.