Project #4620

Guidance Manual for Monitoring Biological Filtration of Drinking Water

$984,754
In Progress
Principal Investigator
Jennifer
Hooper
Research Manager
Dr. Kenan Ozekin
Contractor
CDM Smith Inc.
Biofiltration
Monitoring
Advanced Treatment
Treatment

Abstract

Biofiltration facilities need practical biofiltration monitoring tools that provide rapid feedback on the performance of their biological filters. While operators need step-by-step guidance on implementation of bioprocess monitoring tools, engineers and scientists need practical and quantitative guidance on interpreting the bioprocess monitoring data and incorporating these results into a process control strategy to enhance overall performance of biofiltration. This project provides such guidance. The ultimate goal of this research was to integrate monitoring and control components to enable robust process monitoring and control for biofiltration. Research Partner: Tampa Bay Water. Published in 2019.