American Water and MWH to study recycled water disinfection

The WateReuse Foundation has awarded a research grant to American Water Works Company Inc for examination of disinfection guidelines for water recycling.

In a US$ 634,394 joint project with MWH, American Water will examine disinfection requirements for satellite water recycling facilities against California standards, recognized as one of the most comprehensive sets of high effluent water treatment process requirements.

“The outcome of this research could reduce the size and cost of chlorine contact basins, and allow the water industry to implement more environmentally friendly technologies,” said Dr Mark LeChevallier, director of innovation and environmental stewardship.