Graves Joins Freese and Nichols' Treatment Team
AUSTIN, TX Freese and Nichols, Inc. announces that Mark Graves, P.E., joins the firm's Water Treatment and Reuse Team as a Senior Project Manager in the Austin, Texas, office. In this role, Graves will lead the development and execution of water treatment and reuse projects across central Texas. Graves will also contribute as a Senior Advisor and Technical Expert to projects companywide.
Throughout his 18-year career, Graves has acquired a deep bench of knowledge in water supply planning, water treatment process engineering and wastewater and reuse engineering. He has managed numerous bench scale and pilot studies for treatment process selection and optimization, and has been involved in the development of numerous water supply studies, water quality improvement studies, water supply, treatment and quality evaluations, treatment system designs, groundwater and seawater desalination strategies, and disinfection strategies.
Graves has worked on projects for Brazos, Texas, Guadalupe-Blanco, Texas, Lavaca-Navidad, Texas, San Antonio, Texas, and San Jacinto, Texas, river authorities and the Texas Water Development Board Planning Groups for Region G in the Brazos River basin, Region L in south central Texas, and Region N in the Coastal Bend. He has also worked with municipal water utilities statewide, including the San Antonio Water System and the cities of Corpus Christi, Texas, Kerrville, Texas, Pflugerville, Texas, and Round Rock, Texas.
Graves is considered a national expert in membrane technology. He worked with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on developing the design criteria and cost curves for selected water treatment technologies that include membrane treatment, ozone, biologically active filtration and granular activated carbon (GAC) absorption, and he lends his insight to the American Water Works Association as a member of the national Membrane and Disinfection Standards Committees along with serving locally as the AWWA Central Texas Seminar Chair.