A collaborative pilot study provided eleven months of pilot testing data on four membrane vendors at a fraction of the cost to each utility of an independent study. Engineers and municipalities seeking to reduce pilot study costs while increasing testing scope may consider evaluating opportunities for multi-city collaboration. Following completion of the pilot study, four full-scale membrane filtration systems were designed, constructed and integrated into treatment schemes for potable water treatment. In addition to these outcomes, the collaborative pilot study yielded some important lessons for future studies including recommendations for the division of labor and integrating operations staff into routine pilot testing activities. The collaborative study also fostered cooperation between the cities and led to the development of a local support network for membrane operators
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- Christopher Boyd, PhD
- Alan Plummer Associates, Inc.
- AMTA/AWWA Membrane Technology Conference, Orlando, FL
- AMTA/AWWA Membrane Technology Conference
- Pilot Testing, Texas, Collaborative strategy, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ)