Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Jones, Watts have article published in WER journal

Garver Water Services Director Dr. Steve Jones and Water Reuse Practice Leader Dr. Michael Watts co-authored recently an article published in the Water Environment Research journal that highlighted the continued need for the development of alternatives to meet public water demands.
Titled “A Nanofiltration Decision Tool for Potable Reuse: A New Rejection Model for Recalcitrant CECs,” Jones and Watts touched on the need for new strategies for sustaining public water portfolios amidst population growth and drought. The objective of the research outlined in the article was to verify the occurrence of chemicals of emerging concern (CECs) in reuse rejection performance, and to conceive a decision tool for selection of either nanofiltration (NF) or reverse osmosis (RO) membrane treatment for potable reuse.

“Public water supplies in the United States have historically originated from relatively pristine sources, but the increased pressure of population growth and lifestyle changes coupled with prolonged drought are stressing these supplies in many communities,” the article states. “New strategies are needed to help meet water demands and develop more sustainable water supplies.”

Read the entire article by logging into the WER website here.

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