Membrane Bioreactor (MBR) technology is a well-established means of enabling the reuse of wastewater and is an ideal technology for potable water reuse due to the robust pathogen reduction, ability to enable cost savings for end users and the water quality produced for direct feed to downstream unit operations. Despite several successful applications of MBR in potable reuse schemes, there exist two knowledge areas related to MBR system performance and operation which are still not broadly understood. These are understanding the pathogen removal efficacy, and the resultant crediting of pathogen removal, and a consensus method of monitoring system performance. This presentation will address four key areas: 1) Introduction and overview of MBR systems and how they fit into an indirect or direct potable reuse flowsheet; 2) Review of the existing literature and recent work assessing the pathogen removal performance of MBRs; 3) A review of existing monitoring methods along with a newly proposed method; and 4) A review of the regulatory environment and the current guidance as it relates to research and project activity
This presentation is available to AMTA Members only.
- Jordan Ward
- Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies
- AMTA/SWMOA Technology Transfer Workshop, Loveland
- AMTA/SWMOA Technology Transfer Workshop
- Pathogen Removal, Water Recycling, Water Reuse