The Latest Water Research Foundation Reports

Below you will find the latest reports published by The Water Research Foundation as of January 2019

Report Title 

Research Area

Project Number

Methods for Integrity Testing and Online Monitoring of NF and RO Membranes
This research evaluates scientifically proven methods for integrity monitoring of RO membranes to provide a better understanding of the performance of these methods for widespread application in the industry.

Water Reuse  Reuse-12-07/
Challenges and Practical Approaches to Water Reuse Pricing
This project evaluated challenges and practical approaches to water reuse pricing.

Water Reuse   4662
Investigation of Buried Large-Diameter Steel Pipes with Controlled Low-Strength Material
The purpose of this project was to enhance the current standard pipeline design specification for steel pipes.

 Asset Management 4587 
Optimization and Design of a Side-Stream EBPR Process as a Sustainable Approach for Achieving Stable and Efficient Phosphorus Removal
This research examines a new side-stream EBPR process (S2EBPR) that uses a side-stream anaerobic biological sludge hydrolysis and fermentation reactor to address the common challenge in EBPR related to weak wastewater influent and to improve EBPR process stability.

Nutrients   U1R13
Evaluation and Optimization of Microcystin Analytical Methods 
The goal of this project was to identify and compare the strengths and weaknesses of the Ohio EPA ADDA-ELISA method and EPA Method 544, Determination of Microcystins and Nodularin in Drinking Water by Solid Phase Extraction (SPE) and Liquid Chromatography/Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC/MS/MS).

 Drinking Water 4647 

Forging Powerful and Sustainable Relationships Between Clean Water Agencies and the Community
This project investigated how clean water agencies (CWAs) can leverage emotional motivators in public engagement programs to create longstanding relationships with the community.

Integrated Water  4678
Literature Review: Advancing Understanding of Microbiomes in Drinking Water Distribution Systems and Premise Plumbing Using Meta-omics Techniques 
This project supported the National Science Foundation workshop (project 4733) by developing a literature review report on the status of drinking water microbiome studies using meta-omics techniques.

Drinking Water   4700

Impact of EBPR on Dewaterability
This research evaluates the impact of chemical conditioning to improve or recover the dewaterability of digested solids, both enhanced biological phosphorus removal (EBPR) solids and non-EBPR solids, in terms of cake concentration and interstitial water.

Nutrients  NUTR5R14d/
Resilient Water Infrastructure: Improving Understanding and Assessing Needs
The long-term goal of this research is to drive water utilities to become more resilient enterprises.

Asset Management  4707

Predicting Reverse Osmosis Removal of Unique Organics

This research provides insight into the removal of individual organics for potable reuse applications using reverse osmosis and includes an Excel-based Tool to calculate the mass transfer coefficients of organics.

Water Reuse Reuse-14-19/

Carlsbad Desalinated Seawater Integration Study

This comprehensive full-scale study examines the impact of integrating seawater desalinated via reverse osmosis (SWRO) water into existing regional supplies of disparate quality.

Water Reuse

Agricultural Use of Recycled Water: Impediments and Incentives

This research employed multiple methods to evaluate the impediments and incentives impacting the use of recycled water in agriculture, and how their relevance differed among different stakeholder groups.

Water Reuse Reuse-15-08/