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April 10 , 2013, E-Newsletter
City of Glendale Water and Power “Hexavalent Chromium Removal Research Project Report”
The City of Glendale Water and Power recently released a final project report titled "Hexavalent Chromium Removal Research," which is the result of 10 years of research and an investment of $9 million. The purpose of the project was to identify water treatment technologies that can be used to remove hexavalent chromium (chromium 6) from drinking water supplies. NWRI provided funding for an initial phase of the project.
The Report and Appendices are available at the following link:
The research team for the project included Hazen and Sawyer and ARCADIS/Malcom Pirnie, which are both NWRI's Corporate Associates. Major funding partners included: U.S. EPA, Water Research Foundation, Bureau of Reclamation, and California Dept. of Water Resources.
The report will provide the California Department of Public Health with technical feasibility and cast data for removing hexavalent chromium from drinking water as CDPH begins to establish a Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) for hexavalent chromium in drinking water.
The report includes detailed information on the following:
- Research Phases
- Demonstration Testing
- Cost Estimates of Treatment
The City of San Diego Water Purification Demonstration Project
In October 2007, the city of San Diego began the Water purification Demonstration Project. The findings are now available in a comprehensive final project report.
The report includes information about the project’s:
- Testing results
- Proposed project cost
- Overview of the technical studies
- Public education and outreach efforts
The report primarily focuses on the feasibility of a 15-million-gallon per day (mgd) reservoir augmentation project at San Vicente Reservoir to safely and reliably produce purified water for eventual drinking water use.
The Water Purification Demonstration Project Report is available at the following link:
Call for Nominations – 2013 NWRI Clarke Prize for Excellence in Water Research
NWRI is pleased to begin the nomination process for the Twentieth Annual Athalie Richardson Irvine Clarke Prize for excellence in water research.
The Prize, which includes a medallion and $50,000 award, is one of only a dozen prizes that awards scholarly and practical achievements in water research. The 2012 recipient was environmental engineer Pedro J.J. Alvarez, Ph.D., P.E., DEE, the George R. Brown Professor of Engineering at Rice University in Huston, Texas. Alvarez was selected because of global leadership and contributions to enhancing water resource sustainability through water pollution control. With a focus on examining new technologies, his work has provided fundamental insight on a broad range of water industry challenges, but he is best known for his pioneering research in two fields: bioremediation and environmental nanotechnology (download his Clarke Lecture at www.nwri-usa.org/laureates.htm).
NWRI established the Clarke Prize in 1993 to award outstanding individuals who are significantly and actively contributing toward any of the following areas: the discovery, development, improvement, and/or understanding of the issues associated with water quality, quantity, technology, or public policy.
Nominations are reviewed based on the following criteria:
- Active engagement in current research endeavors.
- Professional career accomplishments.
- Demonstrated excellence through research contributions.
2013 Clarke Prize nominations are due by May 1, 2013.
More information about the Clarke Prize nomination process, including the downloadable nomination guidelines, may be found at www.nwri-usa.org/nominations.htm.
Southwest Membrane Operator Association 2013 Annual Symposium
The Southwest Membrane Operator Association (SWMOA) will hold its 2013 Annual Symposium, “Ins and Outs of Membrane Technology”, on April 22-24, 2013, at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina in San Diego, California.
- Basic overview topics such as water chemistry
- MBR, Recycling, and Tertiary Treatment
- Informative interactive break-out session
- Reverse Osmosis and Nanofiltration
- Microfiltration and Ultrafiltration
Attendees who complete the 2-day program will qualify for Contact Hours for Water & Wastewater approved by the States of Arizona, California, New Mexico, and Nevada.
Register online at www.swmoa.org/ai1ec_event/swmoa-annual-conference