WERF awards Purdue University with contract for UV disinfection study
The Water Environment Research Foundation recently announced that it has awarded Purdue University with a contract to develop advanced design and validation protocols for ultraviolet disinfection.
ALEXANDRIA, VA, Oct. 26, 2015 -- The Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF) recently announced that it has awarded Purdue University with a contract to develop advanced design and validation protocols for ultraviolet (UV) disinfection.
The goal of this research, titled "Design and Validation Protocol for UV Disinfection Systems Used in Municipal Wastewater Treatment and Reuse Applications," (ENER16C15) is to improve the predictive capabilities of reactor design to properly size units and quantify power requirements.
The benefits of this research will result in the optimization of UV reactors to meet disinfection objectives for municipal wastewater and wastewater reuse applications. Further, organizations that are implementing new or updating existing UV disinfection systems may experience capital and operating and maintenance cost savings.
Collaborators on this research include ATG UV Technology, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, New York City Department of Environmental Protection, New York State Energy and Research Development, and Trinity River Authority of Texas.
WERF is organizing a larger fundraising effort with the hopes of engaging other partners to expand the scope of work for this project.