Project #5210

Real-Time Detection of Volatile Organic Compounds in RO-Based Potable Reuse

In Progress
Principal Investigator
Research Manager
Ms. Lola Olabode
Southern Nevada Water Authority
Constituents of Emerging Concern (CECs)
Advanced Treatment
Reuse: Potable


Due to growing population and water scarcity, potable reuse is becoming a critical component of water supplies. It requires effective treatment and stringent monitoring to mitigate exposure to chemical and biological constituents of concern. The current potable reuse applications employ reverse osmosis (RO) and advanced oxidation process (AOP), which may not always be successful in detecting volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

This project aims to implement a real-time VOC analyzer to detect specific VOCs at low detection limits (ppb/ppt) before and/or after treatment for RO-based potable reuse applications.