WERF awards UC Berkeley, Stanford University contract to study nutrient removal from urban runoff
Under the National Research Center for Resource Recovery and Nutrient Management, the Water Environment Research Foundation is launching its third project by awarding the University of California-Berkeley and Stanford University with a contract to research extractive nutrient recovery technologies.
ALEXANDRIA, VA, Dec. 3, 2014 -- Under the National Research Center for Resource Recovery and Nutrient Management, funded by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF) is launching its third project by awarding the University of California-Berkeley and Stanford University with a contract to research extractive nutrient recovery technologies.
This project, titled "Enhanced Removal of Nutrients from Urban Runoff with Novel Unit-Process Capture, Treatment, and Recharge Systems (WERF project # STAR_N4R14),"assumes that implementation of process models aiding future design efforts for urban stormwater runoff capture and treatment will significantly enhance nutrient removal at the watershed level, compared to that of traditional approaches.
These models will also help meet community-defined priorities, including flood risk mitigation, capture for groundwater recharge and water quality improvement. The findings of this research will advance a comprehensive design strategy for a novel, multi-unit stormwater treatment system. As a result, municipal, industrial and agricultural sectors will have a defined and structured protocol for decision making with respect to extractive nutrient recovery.
The Water Environment Research Foundation, a nonprofit organization formed in 1989, is America's leading independent scientific research organization dedicated to wastewater and stormwater issues. For more information, visit www.werf.org.