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Research Archive

Browse the search fields below for information about water reuse research conducted as of May 6, 2016. Visit the Water Research Foundation to view the complete portfolio of water reuse research.

There are four types of research:

  • Scientific Investigations which provide groundbreaking new science based on laboratory and on-site testing.
  • White Papers which explore policy, regulations, planning and other social science factors.
  • Decision Making Tools which provide operators with guidelines and frameworks to improve outcomes.
  • Communications Tools which provide information and strategies for increasing public acceptance of water reuse.

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Framework for Direct Potable Reuse

A framework document was developed by a panel of experts to provide information about the...


Framework for Informed Planning Decisions Regarding Indirect Potable Reuse and Dual Pipe Systems

The goal of the projects is to produce a decision making tool that would facilitate...


The Value of Water Supply Reliability in the CII Sector

The project develops and applies a range of approaches to describe the levels and patterns...


White Paper on the Application of Molecular, Spectroscopic, and Other Novel Methods to Monitor Pathogens for Potable Reuse

The project will develop a white paper assessing the application and need for using molecular...


Case Study of the City of Carlsbad and Surrounding Areas’ Experience with Integrating Desalinated Seawater Supply in Municipal Distribution Systems

This project will provide independent review of the impacts from introducing desalinated seawater into an...


Development of New Tracers to Determine Groundwater Travel Time near Managed Recharge Operations

Study objectives were to assess three alternative tracers to replace sulfur hexafluoride (SF6), a synthetic...


Develop Management Practices to Control Potential Health Risks and Aesthetic Issues Associated with Storage and Distribution of Reclaimed Water

The study was conducted to conduct a literature review of reclaimed water storage and distribution...


Application of the Bioluminescent Saltwater Assimilable Organic Carbon Test as a Tool for Identifying and Reducing Reverse Osmosis Membrane Fouling in Desalination

A novel seawater assimilable organic carbon (AOC) assay was used to identify the relationship between...


Equivalency of Advanced Treatment Trains for Potable Reuse

This project clearly identifies the benefits and tradeoffs of various treatment process trains for potable...


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