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Title: WateReuse Research Foundation


1
WateReuse Research Foundation
  • Caroline Sherony
  • Program Manager
  • November 8, 2010

2
WateReuse Research Foundation Background
  • The mission of the WateReuse Foundation is to
    conduct and promote applied research on the
    reuse, reclamation, recycling, and desalination
    of water
  • Formed in 1993 in California
  • Became a national organization in 2000
  • Annual Research Budget
  • 2000 55,000
  • 2010 gt 5 million
  • Growing global presence and reach
  • Output to date we have 44 published documents
    or tools and 12 other publications with other
    organizations we have worked with jointly. We
    have 79 currently active projects.
  • A major goal is to leverage our funding

3
Current Funding (2009)
  • 4 funding sources

4
Governance
  • Board Expanded to 15 in 2005 and to 16 in 2009
  • Board Develops Policy Provides Guidance to RAC
    Staff
  • Current Board Exhibits industry diversity,
    geographic diversity

Heiner Markhoff
Phil Rolchigo
Linda Macpherson
Joe Jacangelo (Vice Chair)
Tom Minwegen (Sec/Treasurer)
Ron Young (Past Chair) Phil Friess Andy
Hui Rich Nagel Dave Richardson Mike Wehner
  • David Moore (Chair)

Alan Plummer
5
Research Advisory Council
  • The research agenda is identified and recommended
    to the board by a 28 member Research Advisory
    Committee that meets biannually.
  • The members are selected based on expertise and
    experience and approved by the board and are from
    Academia, Federal State Agencies, Water
    Agencies, Engineering Community.

6
Research Plan
  • Five Research Programs
  • Solicited (25 in-kind)
  • Tailored Collaboration (50 in-kind cash)
  • Unsolicited (25 in-kind)
  • Feasibility studies
  • Research Partnership (in-kind varies)

7
Areas of Research
  • Chemistry Toxicology
  • Microbiology Disinfection
  • Treatment Technologies
  • Desalination
  • Policy, Social Sciences, and Applications

8
Water Reuse in Florida (2010)
Recycling in California (2008)
667 MGD
580 mgd
9
California Water Facts (all values MAF/Yr)
  • Urban water use 9
  • Agricultural water use 34
  • Total water use (current) 43
  • Recycled water use 0.65
  • WW Discharge to ocean 3.5
  • 2050 incremental demand -2 to 8

3 growth scenarios in 2009 California Water
Plan, including estimated effect of climate
change
10
The energy water nexus from the Water Reuse
perspective
  • Energy for water
  • Decreasing the amount of energy used to generate
    or distribute (recycled) water
  • Water reuse on-site facility optimization (8)
  • Water reuse (desal) /energy facility co-siting
    (3)
  • Integrating water reuse to decrease energy
    specifically (1)
  • Integrating water reuse as a tool to decrease
    overall cost to society (3)
  • Water for energy
  • Utilizing reuse water in the energy industry as
    an alternative water source (1)

11
Water for Energy
  • Project WRF-08-12 Assess Water Use Requirements
    and establish Water Quality criteria needed for
    Application of Reclaimed Water and Water Reuse in
    Energy, Power, and Biofuels Production
  • There are five general categories of issues and
    barriers that may complicate the use of recycled
    water in the energy sectors
  • 1. Cost and Supply Availability Considerations
  • 2. Regulatory Issues
  • 3. Institutional Issues and Arrangements
  • 4. Public Acceptance, Support and Outreach
  • 5. Region-Specific issues

12
Energy for Water
  • WRF-08-16
  • Implications of Future Water Supply Sources on
    Energy Demands
  • A model that allows the calculation of energy
    requirements on a proposed water system,
    including energy demand for conveyance,
    distribution, treatment (drinking water,
    wastewater, and recycled water.)
  • WRF-08-13
  • Renewable Energy, Peak Power Management, and
    Optimization of Advanced Treatment Technologies
    to Reduce Greenhouse Gases at Water Reuse and
    Desalination and Wastewater Membrane Treatment
    Plants
  • Mainly an optimization study, but will also look
    at co-siting of renewable energy facilities with
    reuse water

13
Energy for Water Water Reuse and Cost
  • WRF-09-02
  • When to Use Indirect Potable Reuse Systems vs.
    Dual Pipe Systems
  • Will look at advantages and disadvantages of both
    approaches and evaluate case studies with a
    triple bottom line approach
  • WateReuse-10-01
  • Fit for Purpose Water The Cost of
    Over-Treating Reclaimed and other Water
  • Will look at using a triple bottom line approach
    ways to ensure that the most sustainable process
    and use is selected when considering cost, energy
    and GHG emissions.

14
Energy for Water Soon to be published (next
summer)
  • WRF-06-10D
  • Consideration for the Co-Siting of Desalination
    Facilities with Municipal and Industrial
    Facilities
  • Researches the potential advantages and
    disadvantages that may be realized when co-siting
    for seven theoretical co-siting scenarios, three
    of which involve a power plant
  • Scenario 1 Power Plant Seawater RO (21 case
    studies discussed)
  • Scenario 4 Seawater RO Power Plant
  • Scenario 5 Power Plant Brackish water RO
  • Includes a decision tool to provide planning
    level information on the seven desalination
    co-location scenarios developed in the document.
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