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Water Research Foundation Releases Proposals for Reuse Projects

The Water Research Foundation (WRF) has an- nounced that requests for proposals (RFPs) and arequestforqualifications(RFQ)areavailable for four new research projects under the Ad- vancing Potable Reuse Initiative. These RFPs and RFQ are funded through WRF and the State Water Resources Control Board in California (SWB).

The projects are:

“Compiling Evidence of Pathogen Reduction
Through Managed Aquifer Recharge and Re- covery”(4957).Thegoalistodocumentand quantify performance of pathogen reduction through groundwater based on parameters, including residence time, aquifer character- istics, temperature, source water control, and method of introduction.

“Assessing the State of Knowledge and Impacts of Recycled Water Irrigation on Agricultural Crops” (4964). The goal of the project is to investigate how and to what degree the impacts of salinity, sodium, and chloride affect growth and production of different crops, and provide management guidelines for sustainable water reuse with different crops and cropping systems.

“Identifying the Amount of Wastewater That is Available and Feasible to Recycle in California” (4962). The goals of the project are to identify the amount of treated municipal wastewater that is available for recycled water production in California, now and projected into the future, and determine how much of the treated municipal wastewater is feasible to produce and use.

“Evaluation of a Validation Protocol for Membrane Bioreactors Based on a Correlated Surrogate to Achieve Pathogen Credit for Potable Reuse” (RFQ 4959). The goal of the project is to determine if a proposed correlated surrogate validation protocol for pathogen removal from membrane bioreactors is feasible for potable reuse applications, evaluate and adapt the propose validation protocol for potential application in the United States, and develop recommendations on how to rest and potentially verify the protocol.

Proposals must be received before Jan. 22, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. Mountain Time. The proposals submitted must follow the WRF document, “Guidelines for Focus Area Program Proposals.” The guidelines contain instructions for the technical aspects, financial statements, and administrative requirements that the applicant must follow.

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