Project #5041

Enteric Virus Log Removal in Wastewater Treatment for Potable Reuse

$362,232
In Progress
Principal Investigator
Megan
Plumlee
Research Manager
Dr. Hyunyoung Jang
Contractor
Orange County Water District
Microbes & Pathogens
Reuse, Potable
Treatment

Abstract

This project will conduct a year-long virus monitoring study for raw municipal wastewater and secondary treated effluent at two wastewater treatment facilities serving a large potable reuse facility. The project will provide key information regarding pathogen concentrations in raw wastewater, and pathogen removal during wastewater treatment preceding advanced purification. It will serve as a case study for obtaining virus log removal value credit for the wastewater treatment process that precedes advanced water purification for potable reuse.

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