Project #1622

Low Cost Treatment Technologies for Satellite Water Reclamation Plants

Principal Investigator
Carollo Engineers
Advanced Treatment
Water Supply Planning


The shortage of fresh water is a severe problem for many areas of the world, including communities with limited financial and technical resources in rural areas and in the developing world. Water reclamation and reuse provide promising solutions to ease fresh water shortage problems. However, limited data are readily available on small-scale water reuse treatment systems. This project provides a comprehensive and up-to-date summary of treatment technologies and costs for small-scale water reuse. The project provides up-to-date information on the costs, treatment capabilities, and operability of available technologies. A range of unit treatment processes and package systems were identified and evaluated. The cost and operation data from over 234 small-scale water reuse facilities have been gathered, synthesized, and reported. The results have also been incorporated into the WAWTTAR model for dissemination to rural communities and developing countries.

Originally funded as WERF project Reuse-06-08.