Guidance Manual for Monitoring Biological Filtration of Drinking Water
Operators have a pressing need for practical drinking water biological filtration monitoring tools that provide rapid feedback. Additionally, clear guidance is needed on sampling, analysis, and interpretation of biological process data. To address these needs, WRF’s project, Guidance Manual for Monitoring Biological Filtration of Drinking Water (#4620), extensively evaluated six biological process monitoring tools: Biofilm formation rate, Diissolved oxygen consumption, Adenosine triphosphate, Adenosine monophosphate, Extracellular polymeric substances, and Microbial community analysis. The tools were evaluated based on usefulness, data quality, ability to implement, and cost. Our presenters will provide an overview of the monitoring tools, provide guidance on sampling and analysis methodologies, demonstrate the responsiveness of each tool to controlled pilot-scale experiments to enhance or attenuate bioactivity, and summarize results from an extensive evaluation of water quality and performance data at 12 full-scale facilities. This webcast will be of interest to operators and anyone in the drinking water community.