Project #1584

Pathogen Removal and Inactivation in Reclamation Plants - Study Design

Principal Investigator
University of California at Davis
Microbes & Pathogens
Reuse, Indirect Potable
Reuse, Potable


This project created a plan for a monitoring study to investigate the removal and inactivation of pathogens in effluent from reclamation facilities where the recycled water is intended for either public access or (indirect) potable reuse.

The monitoring study that will be carried out based on this plan will collect the appropriate data to characterize pathogen removal and inactivation performance of a wastewater treatment and reclamation facility. The data analysis is intended to characterize the risk associated with waterborne pathogens in this treated effluent in a manner that can be used for comparison with water treated by different unit processes or different combinations of unit processes.

Originally funded as WERF project Reuse-03-01.