Project #4991

Defining Potential Chemical Peaks and Management Options

In Progress
Principal Investigator
Research Manager
Ms. Julie Minton
Kennedy/Jenks Consultants
Endocrine Disrupting Compounds, Pharmaceuticals & Personal Care Products (EDCs & PPCPs)
Reuse, Direct Potable
Reuse, Indirect Potable
Reuse, Potable


Through a literature review, case studies, and experimentation, this project will identify treatment processes that can provide some "averaging" with respect to potential chemical peaks, particularly for chemicals that have the potential to persist through advanced water treatment for direct potable reuse. Averaging can take the form of a treatment process that causes the removal or transformation of a contaminant, or it can be a blending or dilution scheme to reduce chemical peaks to background levels. Research partner: California State Water Resources Control Board.