Research Area: Water Reuse

Our Objective

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


Latest News

WRF Releases RFPs for Seven Potable Reuse Projects
WRF announces that Requests for Proposals (RFPs) are available for seven new research projects funded under the Advancing Potable Reuse Initiative. These RFPs are funded through WRF and the California State Water Resources Control Board.
WRF Seeks Additional Proposals for Water Reuse Research
In August, The Water Research Foundation (WRF) released five RFPs for potable reuse research. WRF is requesting proposals for two more research projects for integrated water management strategies in water reuse.
WRF Seeks Proposals for Water Reuse Research Focused on Microbial and Process Performance
The Water Research Foundation (WRF) is requesting proposals for four research projects in the area of microbial and process performance.
WRF Releases Request for Proposal to Investigate Impact of Industrial Contaminants on Water Quality
The Water Research Foundation (WRF) is currently funding research through a grant from the State Water Resource Control Board in California to understand water quality after advanced water treatment and how these contaminants can be mitigated.
WRF Requesting Research Proposals on Antibiotic Resistance in Reuse and Wastewater Applications
The Water Research Foundation (WRF) is accepting proposals for Critical Evaluation and Assessment of Health and Environmental Risks from Antibiotic Resistance in Reuse and Wastewater Applications.

Products & Tools

Integrating Management of Sensor Data for a Real Time Decision Making and Response System (Reuse-14-01/4759)
This research developed a framework for an overall decision support system (DSS) to aid operators and managers of direct potable reuse facilities make appropriate real-time actions based on anomalies and events at critical process control points and ensure regulatory compliance.
Hybrid NF-RO Sodium Chloride Removal Process Pilot Study (Reuse-17-01/4831)
This research presents a novel approach to salinity control of reclaimed water that can yield substantially reduced costs for membrane concentrate disposal.
Methods for Integrity Testing and Online Monitoring of NF and RO Membranes (Reuse-12-07/4757)
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.
Predicting Reverse Osmosis Removal of Unique Organics (Reuse-14-19/4769)
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.
Carlsbad Desalinated Seawater Integration Study (Desal-15-06/4773)
This comprehensive full-scale study examines the impact of integrating seawater desalinated via reverse osmosis (SWRO) water into existing regional supplies of disparate quality.