The paper presented a study to demonstrate a method with which higher log removal values for virus can be confirmed using a more appropriately sized tracer compound. Currently RO installations at potable reuse facilities can only achieve a maximum of approximately 2-log virus removal credit based on online measurements of conductivity or total organic carbon (TOC) removal. Overall, the results of this study suggest that the Trasar® system is a promising option for continuous online monitoring of RO membranes and a conservative monitor for virus removal. During this testing, the Trasar® system was able to achieve up to 4-log sensitivity and was responsive to physical and chemically-induced RO system damage.
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- Justin Sutherland, Ph.D., P.E.
- Carollo Engineers, Inc.
- AMTA/AWWA Membrane Technology Conference, San Antonio, TX
- AMTA/AWWA Membrane Technology Conference
- virus removal, integrity test, reverse osmosis, Trasar