Evaluation and Optimization of Emerging and Existing Energy Recovery Devises for Desalination and Wastewater Membrane Treatment Plants

The project creates a thoroughly researched guidance manual that assesses currently available and emerging Energy Recovery Devices (ERDs) for desalination systems, and to create a computer tool to evaluate commercially available ERDs for the treatment of brackish water, seawater, and wastewater effluent....

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Recycled Water Use in Zoo and Wildlife Facility Settings

The project reviews the current extent of recycled water use in zoos in the United States and abroad......

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Demonstration of Filtration and Disinfection Compliance Through Soil-Aquifer Treatment

The project evaluates the efficacy of low-cost and low-impact treatment, such as soil-aquifer treatment (SAT), for the production of reclaimed water....

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New Techniques for Real-Time Monitoring of Membrane Integrity for Virus Removal Using Submicron Particle Characterization Methods

The project identifies feasible, reliable, and cost-effective monitoring devices for virus and/or submicron particle detection for various types of membranes including microfiltration (MF), ultrafiltration (UF), nanofiltration (NF), and reverse osmosis (RO)......

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Examination of Microbiological Methods for Use with Reclaimed Waters

The project reviews the methods used for microbial analyses, determine the microbiological methods currently used by the reclaimed water industry, develop a systematic process for selecting appropriate methods, and develop a framework for round-robin testing of microbiological methods by the industry....

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Disinfection Guidelines for Satellite Water Recycling Facilities

The project develops disinfection guidelines for MBR effluents when free chlorine is used as the disinfectant. The study included data collection from 38 satellite facilities that use MBR processes, with intensive sampling at nine of those facilities and two MBR pilot systems....

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Predictive Models to Aid in Design of Membrane Systems for Organic Micropllutant Removal

The project develops models that can be used, a priori, to predict the rejection of a wide variety of organic compounds by NF and RO membranes....

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Direct Contact Membrane Distillation for Water Reuse Using Nanostructured Ceramic Membranes

The project increases our knowledge base on a technology that holds significant promise for water reuse—membrane distillation (MD). The objectives of this project were to (a) develop and characterize ceramic membranes to have the necessary chemical and physical properties for use in direct contact MD...

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Desal Dialog: A Regulatory Workshop on Critical Issues of Desalination Permitting

The project, called the Desal Dialog, conducted a national workshop for key desalination stakeholders, including utilities, regulators, and associations. The goal of the workshop was to facilitate a common understanding of desalination permitting issues and identify areas of common ground and agreement....

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