Research Area: Water Reuse

Our Objective

WE&RF will collaboratively investigate and assess procedures to facilitate the sustainable and cost-effective use of reclaimed water.


Latest News

Registration is Open for the Onsite Non-Potable Water Systems Workshop
The workshop is held in partnership with the Water Research Foundation, US Water Alliance, California Water Environment Association, and the National Water Research Institute.
WE&RF Water Reuse Research Featured at 32nd Annual WateReuse Symposium
Research from WE&RF will be featured at the 32nd Annual WateReuse Symposium.
WE&RF Seeks Proposals for Research on Water Reuse in Agriculture
WE&RF is seeking proposals for two water reuse research projects on understanding and expanding the use of recycled water for agricultural applications.
Source Water Control – Guidelines to Achieve an Integrated Potable Reuse System
Useful practices necessary to achieve an integrated potable reuse system that is safe for public health and the environment are highlighted in the Water Environment & Reuse Foundation’s recently released Guidelines for Sources Water Control Options and the Impact of Selected Strategies on Direct Potable Reuse. This article provides a brief overview of the document, which should prove very helpful to utilities.
Reliability of DPR Confirmed in New Water Research Publication
Trussell Tech is excited to announce the publication of "Reliability of pathogen control in direct potable reuse: Performance evaluation and QMRA of a full-scale 1 MGD advanced treatment train.’

Products & Tools

Use of Heated Metal Oxide Particles as Adsorbents for Membrane Fouling Reduction in Water Reuse and Desalination Applications (Reuse-14-09)
Research examines heated metal oxide particles (HMOPs), which include heated aluminum oxide particles (HAOPs) and heated iron oxide particles (HIOPs), both of which part of this relatively new class of adsorbents.
Guidelines for Source Water Control Options and the Impact of Selected Strategies on Direct Potable Reuse (Reuse-13-12)
Documents provide information that facilities can use to implement their own source control programs, especially in cases where a move to potable reuse is in progress or in their future.
White Paper on the Feasibility of Establishing a Framework for Public Health Monitoring of Direct Potable Reuse (Reuse-14-14)
Will help utilities and public agencies determine if output from a public health surveillance system can be used to investigate whether a public health alert was caused by possible drinking water contamination resulting from a direct potable reuse system.
Impacts of Mainstream Low DO Conditions at a Full-Scale MBR Water Reuse Plant (Reuse-13-08)
This research sought to develop and implement a comprehensive operational strategy that relies on enhanced automation of aeration control to optimize process performance under a low dissolved oxygen operation technology.
Controlling Trace Organic Compounds Using Alternative, Non-FAT Technology for Potable Water Reuse (Reuse-13-10)
Investigates the potential for non-FAT technology systems – ion exchange (IX), biological activated carbon (BAC), and AOP – to treat wastewater effluent for removal of trace organic compounds (TOrCs) for potable water reuse applications.