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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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Demonstrating the Benefits of Engineered Direct Potable Reuse (DPR) versus De Facto Reuse Systems

This project provides a quantitative assessment of water quality and impacts associated with de facto...


Enzymes: The New Wastewater Treatment Chemical for Water Reuse

The project investigates the efficacy of the laccase-mediator system to treat PPCPs using a process...


Approaches to Maintaining Consistently High Quality Recycled Water in Storage and Distribution Systems

The project investigates the treatment, disinfection, and operational practices that will help ensure that high...


Enhanced Disinfection of Adenoviruses with UV Irradiation

The project investigates the UV inactivation of adenovirus, comparing two common UV technologies—low and medium...


Urban Recycled Water Programs: Identifying Evaluation Metrics and Understanding Key Organizational Relationships

The objectives of this project were to identify, through expert opinion, a set of common...


Fit for Purpose Water: The Cost of Overtreating Reclaimed Water

The overall objective of this project was to develop and apply a Triple Bottom Line...


New Techniques for Real-Time Monitoring of Membrane Integrity for Virus Removal: Pulsed-Marker Membrane Integrity Monitoring System

This project was designed to develop a system and approach for real-time integrity monitoring of...


Investigation of Desalination Membrane Biofouling

This project has three main objectives. The first was to identify and quantify the water...


Real-Time Monitoring Tools to Characterize Microbal Contaminants in Reclaimed Water: State-of-the-Science Assessment

The project is a state-of-the-science assessment of real-time and near real-time analytical detection methods for...


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