Project #4069

Membrane Treatment of Impaired Irrigation Return and Other Flows: Creating New Sources of High-Quality Water

$340,679
Completed
Principal Investigator
Michael
Fahy
Research Manager
Mrs. Alice E Fulmer
Contractor
El Paso Water Utilities
Advanced Treatment
Reuse, Agricultural
Reuse, Potable
Treatment

Abstract

Evaluates membrane treatment as an option to produce potable water economically from winter irrigation return flows. Identifies the reliability and administration of the impaired source waters, conducts a pilot study to confirm the production-level costs and feasibility of the process, and identifies the options for beneficial reuse of the concentrate waters by the nearby agricultural community. Tailored collaboration partner: El Paso Water Utilities. Published in 2011.