Innovative Treatment Technologies for Water Reuse

Innovative Treatment Technologies for Water Reuse (WRF-02-009)
Recorded: March 1, 2012

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This webcast will present the results of a WateReuse Research Foundation study conducted on current and emerging tertiary and advanced treatment technologies for reclaimed water disinfection and chemical constituent destruction. The primary goal of the research was to identify a low-cost technology (or technologies) that would simultaneously both inactivate pathogens and destroy chemical constituents.

This project is among the first to include pilot scale advanced oxidation testing at a number of wastewater treatment plants in North America, as well as a wide range of bench-scale tests using secondary treated wastewater effluent. The main emphasis of the project was to identify the most cost-effective treatment technology for the complex goals of water reuse. Details of the economic analyses will be discussed.

Utility managers, consulting engineers, and academics who are interested in water reuse treatment technologies, especially as they relate to the dual goals of disinfection and chemical contaminant transformation and/or removal, will find this webcast useful.

The results of this project included a number of novel findings, including:

  • The effectiveness of UV/peroxide at relatively low UV dose values;
  • Detailed performance information on ozonation of reclaimed water;
  • Disinfection analysis for a wide range of pathogens and oxidation analysis of a wide range of trace chemical constituents;
  • Cost estimates of emerging and established technologies; and
  • Demonstration of treatment performance over a wide range of water qualities


  • Karl Linden, University of Colorado at Boulder
  • Jeff Bandy, Carollo Engineers
  • Andy Salveson, Carollo Engineers


This webcast presents the results of a project funded by the WateReuse Research Foundation in cooperation with the Southwest Florida Water Management District, the Bureau of Reclamation, the City of Phoenix, the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County, and the Dublin San Ramon Services District.


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Non-Subscribers/Non-Members $149  

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