AWWA webcast to address treatment of inorganics in drinking water

DENVER, CO, Jan. 12, 2010 -- On Wednesday, February 10, the American Water Works Association (AWWA) will host the Inorganic Treatment: Avoiding Inadvertent Compliance Challenges Webcast...

DENVER, CO, Jan. 12, 2010 -- On Wednesday, February 10, the American Water Works Association (AWWA) will host the Inorganic Treatment: Avoiding Inadvertent Compliance Challenges Webcast. The webcast will summarize recent surveys of lesser known inorganics in US and Canadian drinking waters, provide an overview of pH adjustment issues and stability of water as it relates to inorganics, and present case studies from systems that experienced unintended consequences when adding inorganic treatment process.

Attendees will learn to identify "other" inorganic issues in drinking water (iron, manganese, pH adjustment, hardness, inorganic disinfection by-products, chloride, and sulfate), how pH adjustment can be both a problem and a solution, approaches that include pH adjustment and stabilizing water to mitigate unintended problems, and specific strategies that can be effective for reducing contaminant amounts to acceptable levels.

Webcast presenters include:

  • Jennifer Baldwin, Project Engineer, CH2M Hill
  • Graham Gagnon, Professor, Dalhousie University
  • Anne Sandvig, Senior Associate, Cadmus Group Inc.
  • Michelle De Haan, Project Manager/Water Quality Specialist, Water Works Engineers
  • Carlton Gardner, Compliance Team Leader, Maine Drinking Water Program

For more information on webcasts and registration details, go to www.awwa.org/Education/webcasts

About the American Water Works Association (AWWA)
AWWA is the authoritative resource for knowledge, information, and advocacy to improve the quality and supply of water in North America and beyond. AWWA is the largest organization of water professionals in the world. AWWA advances public health, safety and welfare by uniting the efforts of the full spectrum of the entire water community. Through our collective strength we become better stewards of water for the greatest good of the people and the environment.

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