The City of Santa Monica has limited additional local water supplies available and is seeking the most cost-effective and sustainable technology capable of squeezing as much production as possible from the existing Arcadia Water Treatment Plant. Between June to December 2020, two high-recovery reverse osmosis technologies were piloted simultaneously in an existing brackish groundwater treatment plant to investigate increasing membrane system recovery to 90 percent or greater and help the City achieve its water sustainability goals. Based on the results of pilot testing, conceptual cost estimations, and risk assessments, the City is pursuing a full-scale flow-reversal reverse osmosis treatment system. Pilot testing can only provide so much information, and full-scale system design and construction continues to illuminate system requirements and construction implementation strategies other prospective users of the flow-reversal reverse osmosis should consider.
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- Alex Waite
- City of Santa Monida
- AMTA/AWWA Membrane Technology Conference, Las Vegas
- AMTA/AWWA Membrane Technology Conference
- Flow Reversal, Reverse Osmosis, Santa Monica