Energy study results set for WRRF webcast

Energy-minimization strategies and renewable-energy utilization guidelines for desalination and advanced water treatment technologies are to be the subject of the webcast by the WateReuse Research Foundation (WRRF) on 25 October 2011.

The webcast will present the results of a new WRRF project titled Renewable Energy Technologies and Energy Efficiency Strategies: Guidebook for Water Desalination and Reuse Systems to Optimize Energy Use and Reduce Green House Gas Emissions (WRF-08-13).

The project team has prepared a forthcoming guidebook on the topic for utilities and water treatment practitioners. The project developed a comprehensive knowledge base for utilities in the US, with the most updated developments in these technologies.

Phase I of the study focused on a literature review, which covered the utilization of energy-efficient design, high-efficiency pumping, energy-recovery devices, advanced membrane materials, innovative technologies and renewable-energy resources. Phase II consisted of a utility survey and case studies on several utilities in the US, Singapore and Australia.

This webcast will explore the following questions:

  • What are the steps and methods to reduce energy consumption for various membrane-based desalination and advanced water treatment processes?
  • What are the resources and tools available in pursuing energy efficiency at a treatment facility and in renewable energy resource implementation?
  • What are the steps required for utilizing renewable energy resources?
  • What are the challenges involved during implementation of renewable energy technologies?
  • Registration for the webcast is available through the WRRF website.