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498 Seventh Ave, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10018

(212) 539-7000

Carlyn Higgins, PhD, PE


Carlyn Higgins, PhD, PE

Carlyn has experience in conceptual cost analysis of water treatment facilities, water treatment selection feasibility studies, and data management of existing facilities using programs such as Power BI. She served as a field operator in the Tampa Bay Water Desalination Pilot project, which involved operation of a dissolved air flotation (DAF) pilot, dual media filter (DMF) pilot, membrane filtration (MF) pilot, and a reverse osmosis (RO) pilot. She has been involved in additional field work and water quality sampling at the Tampa Bay Water Surface Water Plant and Tampa Bay Water South Hillsborough Feasibility study. Carlyn also has experience as the lead project engineer at the Plant City Potable Reuse Pilot.

Areas of Expertise
• Removing emerging contaminants from membrane facilities (nanofiltration, reverse osmosis)
• Membrane pilot facilities
• Bench-scale experimentation with flat-sheet membrane processes, ion exchange, granular activated carbon, tray and spray aeration, and disinfection
• Laboratory analysis
Professional Activities
American Water Works Association (AWWA)
American Membrane Technology Association (AMTA)
Southeast Desalting Association
BS, Environmental Engineering, University of Central Florida
MS, Environmental Engineering, University of Central Florida
PhD, Environmental Engineering, University of Central Florida
Professional Engineer (PE)