Project #1363

Non-Traditional Indicators of System Performance

Principle Investigator
Research Manager
Dr. Daniel M. Woltering, Ph.D.
XCG Consulting Ltd.


This project assessed on-line sensing and data acquisition technologies applicable for decentralized wastewater treatment systems to provide real-time information on performance and operation. The results of the study can provide guidance to wastewater facility managers, operators, and designers when selecting real-time sensors and SCADA systems for decentralized facilities. Improved remote monitoring can provide a cost-effective means to manage and improve the performance of decentralized wastewater treatment plants. The study involved five main areas of investigation including a literature and technical review, development of monitoring needs, identification of sensor capabilities, identification of SCADA capability, and identifying research needs. Published by WERF. 268 pages. Online PDF. (2010)

Originally funded as WERF project DEC2R06.