commercial-scale water reclamation technology Articles

  • Magnetic Island Water Reclamation Plant

    Abstract The first full scale Membrane Bioreaccor (MBR) in Australia, the Magnetic Island Water Reclamation (MIWR) Plant, was commissioned in late 2002. Citiwater Townsville owns and operates the MIWR plant. The plant was designed by GHD and constructed via two contracts. Mineforce were responsible for civil and electrical whilst Aquatec Maxcon (AM) did the mechanical installation. Kubota ...


    By Kubota Membrane

  • 100 Simple Ways To Save Water

    To improve water conservation install a rain sensor, it turns off your irrigation when it rains. Use a weather-based controller. The use of smart controllers can reduce water usage 24% a year on average. Learn about available rebate programs ...


    By Jain Irrigation, Inc

  • Comparison of RO and NF in wastewater reclamation

    Currently, water reuse and reclamation are considered as an essential technology available for alternative water resources with respect to non-potable as well as potable uses. Therefore, lots of studies have been developing various technologies for water reuse, reclamation, and desalination to producing the more reliable and higher quality reclaimed/reused water. In addition, there are several ...


    By Toray Chemical Korea

  • Municipal wastewater reclamation: where do we stand? An overview of treatment technology and management practice

    ABSTRACTWater reclamation implementation and management practices at municipal wastewater treatment plants throughout the world are reviewed and some implementation and operational issues are defined. The information is based on a conventional literature survey, on an in depth survey study of European, Israeli and Australian medium and large-scale water reclamation utilities and on the findings ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Full Scale Test on Chemical P Removal During a Step Feed BNR Study at John E. Egan Water Reclamation Plant

    ABSTRACTA full scale nutrient removal study was conducted at the 30-MGD John E. Egan Water Reclamation Plant with a single-stage nitrification activated sludge process and sand filtration. One quarter of the plant’s secondary treatment capacity was used in the study. Simultaneous nitrogen removal through a step feed BNR process and phosphorus (P) removal by chemical precipitation with ferric ...

  • Forward osmosis for the treatment of reverse osmosis concentrate from water reclamation: process performance and fouling control

    While high quality water reuse based on dual membrane filtration (membrane filtration or ultrafiltration, followed by reverse osmosis) is expected to be progressively applied, treatment and sustainable management of the produced reverse osmosis concentrate (ROC) are still important issues. Forward osmosis (FO) is a promising technology for maximising water recovery and further dewatering ROC so ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Water Reuse Applications Using Membrane Technology

    An analysis of a variety of full-scale water reclamation and reuse systems was conducted to evaluate the differences between those using conventional and membrane-based treatment technology. It was anticipated that membrane-based systems would provide advantages, but it was not clear which advantages would be most significant for various applications. The results confirm advantages for ...

  • Application of Membrane Technology for the Recovery and Reuse of Water

    Abstract As water and sewer costs are expected to increase over the next decade, membrane technology will continue to be a viable and economical option in the recovery and reuse of water. This paper describes the mechanism of membrane effected separation (specifically reverse osmosis, ultrafiltration and microfiltration), membranes commercially available, membrane element configurations, and how ...


  • Evaluation and Testing of Technologies for Brine Minimization at Eastern Municipal Water District

     ABSTRACT Eastern Municipal Water District (Eastern) in Southern California is facing increasing brine disposal challenges at its two inland desalter facilities. In most cases at inland sites, the disposal of brine involves either the dilution of the waste stream in another receiving body or the concentration of brine solutions (Truesdall et al., 1995). In the case of Eastern, brine ...

  • The MIEX® Technology for Municipal Wastewater Treatment

    The MIEX® Technology is designed for the removal of dissolved organic carbon (DOC). Until recently, the commercial application of the MIEX® Technology has been limited the treatment of potable water from surface or ground water bodies. The MIEX® Process is now being evaluated for application in municipal wastewater applications. An example of this is the use of the MIEX® Process for the treatment ...


    By IXOM Watercare

  • Membrane bioreactor technology for decentralised wastewater treatment and reuse

    There is a growing interest in utilising non-traditional water resources by means of water reclamation and water recycling for long term sustainability. Amongst the many treatment alternatives, membrane bioreactors (MBRs) have been seen as an effective technology capable of transforming various types of wastewater into high-quality effluent exceeding most discharge requirements and suitable for a ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Water Sustainability

    I7.1  | Water Optimization – 30% Groundwater Use Reduction Tabatha Pellerin, Senior Program Manager, AECOM AECOM assisted the Entergy Lewis Creek gas/coal fired electric power plant with water conservation efforts prompted by a goal of 30% ...

  • Water Reuse Terminology

    All water on Earth is used and reused, over and over, in an elegant water cycle. Water reuse occurs in various ways on a daily basis. It happens when a community’s treated wastewater is discharged into rivers or other water bodies. If you live in a community downstream of another, chances are you are reusing water from an upstream town. Scientifically proven advances in water technology ...


    By WateReuse

  • Rold Model Water Recycling Program

    ABSTRACTThe Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians, a federally recognized tribe, vested with authority by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), form the Tribal Government to regulate all activities concerning water quality issues within the reservation boundaries. The Reservation has 400 non-transient residents and an average of 5,000 transient residents. The transient population visits the ...

  • Car wash wastewater treatment and water reuse – a case study

    Recent features of a car wash wastewater reclamation system and results from a full-scale car wash wastewater treatment and recycling process are reported. This upcoming technology comprises a new flocculation–column flotation process, sand filtration, and a final chlorination. A water usage and savings audit (22 weeks) showed that almost 70% reclamation was possible, and fewer ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Full-scale SVE system operates in tandem with groundwater treatment

    Since 1993, SVE has been implemented using two designs at the TP Industrial, Inc. (TPI) site in Gardena, CA, to treat soil contaminated with chlorinated solvents. The SVE system was modified in 1997 to improve emissions control efficiency by using carbon adsorption units that treat effluent from an air-stripping system for treating site ground water. By the end of 2007, SVE had removed a ...

  • A comparison of disinfection performance and cost for various process combinations to disinfect reclaimed water

    For reclaimed water disinfection, pathogen reduction to acceptable public health risk levels is the primary objective. A second emerging objective is the ability to destroy trace pollutants (endocrine disrupters (EDCs), pharmaceutically active compounds (PhACs)) at a reasonably low cost. The WateReuse Foundation’s Innovative Reclaimed Water Treatment Project (WRF 02-009) is searching for ...

  • Utilizing unconventional water sources for industrial reuse

    Reclamation and reuse of unconventional wastewater sources for plant raw water, cooling water and process pre-treatment has increased substantially due to increases in the cost of drinking water, recurring water shortages that can impact business operations, and tightening government regulation. Water is required in almost every industrial sector for the processing and manufacture of products. ...


    By WesTech Engineering, Inc.

  • Water recycling project - Durban South Africa

    1. Overview and key points South Africa’s first private water recycling project, operating on a 20 year Buy-Operate-Transfer (BOT) basis has turned out to be a success. Constructed in order to treat Durban’s wastewater, it provides a good example of Public Private Partnership (PPP), where appropriate wastewater treatment technology was used in order to provide effluent of a ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Water 2010: A `Near-Sighted` Program of Water Resource Management Improvements for the Western United States

    Long-term visions and goals for western water resource management, with time horizons of 2020, 2025, or 2030, are extremely important and useful. A number of studies and planning processes with such time horizons are under way or have been completed recently. Among the most notable recent contributions have been the Bureau of Reclamation's "Water 2025" document and the joint Bureau/Sandia ...

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