Project #4951

Tools to Evaluate Quantitative Microbial Risk and Plant Performance/Reliability

$200,000
In Progress
Principal Investigator
Brian
Pecson
Research Manager
Ms. Julie Minton
Contractor
Trussell Technologies, Inc.
Microbes & Pathogens
Reuse, Direct Potable
Reuse, Indirect Potable
Reuse, Potable
Risk Assessment

Abstract

This project will develop and implement a quantitative microbial risk assessment (QMRA) to confirm the necessary log removal values, in direct potable reuse, for pathogens such as viruses, Cryptosporidium, and Giardia. Based on a literature review and available pathogen data, this QMRA will be applied to conduct a probabilistic analysis of treatment train performance. Research partner: California State Water Resources Control Board.