This paper and associated conference presentation discuss the multi-faceted function of NF/RO in potable reuse treatment and the influence of this diverse functionality on the cost-benefit analysis between the performance enhancement and economic efficiency strategies for treatment system design. The critical role of NF/RO integrity testing in such an analysis is also discussed, highlighting the regulatory gap between demonstrated capability and awarded pathogen removal credit. Applicable data and examples from the recent nine-month El Paso Water (EPW) direct potable reuse (DPR) pilot is provided, as applicable, to serve at practical context from an ongoing project.
This presentation is available to AMTA Members only.
- Brent Alspach, PE, BCEE
- AMTA/AWWA Membrane Technology Conference, Long Beach, CA
- AMTA/AWWA Membrane Technology Conference
- Membrane, Nanofiltration, Desalination, Reverse Osmosis, Reuse