The Process and Water Quality Specialists
Keel Robinson enjoys using his experience and expertise to help clients solve their water challenges. He has over 22 years of experience as a professional in industrial process, environmental remediation, municipal drinking water, municipal wastewater, and reuse applications including ion exchange, adsorption, membranes, and oxidation. Keel’s career began as a field service engineer at U.S. Filter (now Evoqua) leading full-scale start-ups of large process and water treatment systems. He then became a process and application engineer leading the treatability testing and equipment sizing to design full-scale treatment systems. This “real-world field experience” and “process expertise” has since provided the foundation for Keel to excel at various engineering and management positions throughout his career working for both an environmental consultant (URS, now AECOM) and equipment manufacturers (APTwater and Xylem).
Keel is interested in solving all water treatment challenges ranging from drinking water to wastewater with a particular passion for water reuse. He is a recognized expert in ozone- and UV-based oxidation processes along with being a thought leader in advanced treatment reuse applications. Keel has presented at over 30 conferences, workshops, and seminars related to reuse. He has lead the pilot-scale, demo-scale, and full-scale implementation of numerous innovative potable reuse technologies including UV/chlorine AOP, Ozone/peroxide AOP, and Ozone/BAF applications that have advanced the state of water treatment in California and throughout the USA. Keel is an active member of WateReuse and has served the last 3 years as a reuse research advisor for the Water Environment & Reuse Foundation.
Keel has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.
Keel is a Principal Engineer at Trussell Technologies’ Oakland office.