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.


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Water Environment & Reuse Foundation Accepting Pre-Proposals for Industrial Reuse and Produced Water Reuse
This solicitation seeks to fund innovative research projects that will significantly advance knowledge and scientific understanding that could provide transformative results.
Water Reuse Survey: WE&RF needs your help!
We want to hear from a wide range of stakeholders on specific needs on potable and nonpotable reuse research. Complete the WE&RF Water Reuse Research Program Survey and let us know what issues, challenges, and research topics are of most importance to you and your region. Feedback from the survey will be used to develop the future direction of our water reuse research program area.
Water Environment & Reuse Foundation Awards Research Contract to Measure Pathogen Infectivity
WE&RF recently awarded a contract to the University of Michigan to begin research on Molecular Methods for Measuring Pathogen Viability/Infectivity (Reuse-15-07).
WE&RF and Brown and Caldwell Partner to Further Potable Reuse Research
The adoption of potable reuse and the ability to improve water supply reliability is poised to accelerate, as the Water Environment and Reuse Foundation (WE&RF) brings on more partners to help fund research through its newly launched Advancing Potable Reuse Initiative. 
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.

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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.