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Multipurpose Water Reuse in the Power Sector: An Investigation at an Electric Utility and Wetland in Florida

August 10, 2017 @ 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm


2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Eastern
11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Pacific
PDHs: 1.25
Fee: WateReuse  & WE&RF members: Free; Others: $49

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Thermoelectric power production facilities require a significant volume of water for cooling and boiler systems. In order to minimize their dependence on freshwater sources, the opportunities to use municipal reclaimed water are increasingly being assessed.

Particularly in the U.S., there is an enormous opportunity for both municipal wastewater and power utilities to collaborate for the mutually beneficial use of reclaimed water. For instance, about 75-80% of all existing and proposed power plants are within 10 miles of a municipal wastewater treatment facility. Despite close proximity to the wastewater facilities, only 60 of 5000 power plants currently use municipal reclaimed water for cooling tower and boiler applications.

The Water Environment & Reuse Foundation (WE&RF) in collaboration with Florida Power and Light funded this study to investigate the application of treated municipal wastewater for reuse applications in the power sector, specifically for cooling water, boiler make-up, and for wetland rehydration purposes in Florida.

This webcast will present

  • opportunities, challenges, and case studies on the application of municipal reclaimed water at electric utilities;
  • effectiveness of innovative and traditional treatment technologies for the removal of targeted contaminants; and
  • cost-comparison of selected treatment trains for reclaimed water treatment considered in this study.


  • Mohammad Budruzzaman, Stantec
  • Carla Cherchi, Stantec

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