Project #4833

Impact of Wastewater Treatment Performance on Advanced Water Treatment Processes and Finished Water Quality

In Progress
Principal Investigator
Research Manager
Katie Spahr, PhD, PE
Carollo Engineers
Water Quality
Advanced Treatment
Reuse, Potable


Water resource recovery facilities (WRRFs) typically focus on meeting effluent discharge requirements; however, with the increased prevalence of potable reuse, there is a need to rigorously define the impact of effluent quality on different advanced water treatment processes. This project will bridge this gap through examination of whole system impacts, performance, and economics. A set of practical tools, including a cause and effect database, decision support flow chart, and case study documents, will be developed to help utilities choose the best path for implementing potable reuse.

Originally funded as WERF project 17-05