The Water Quality Research Foundation (WQRF) is working on seven research projects this year, to support the research agenda and sustain the future of the water treatment industry. The projects include:
- Emerging Technology Benchmarking study: Develop a repeatable protocol for testing scale reduction technologies and devices; tests include scale prevention on heating element, cleanability and a soap test
- Predictive Modeling of US Drinking Water Emergencies Study: Purpose is to use historical data and statistical modeling to get better prepared for what the most likely drinking water emergencies will be in the future.
- 2017 Grant recipient: Household Point-of-Use Pathogen Survey: So far, the results indicate household water treatment filters are effective for monitoring drinking water quality for large volumes of water over long periods of time.
- 2018 Grant recipient: Emerging Contaminant Removal and Microbial Growth in Membrane Filtration and Activated Carbon Point-Of-Use System: Investigating removal efficiencies of RO and POU Carbon for emerging contaminants PFBS, PFHxS, manganese, uranium and assimilable organic carbon (AOC)
Projects in the pipeline
- Contaminant Level Occurrence Above the Maximum Contaminant Level Goal (MCLG): The purpose of this study is to compile occurrence data to identify frequency, concentration and population exposure of arsenic, lead and DBPs detected at levels below the enforceable MCL, but in excess of the MCLG.
- Sustainability Comparison: POU/POE and Centralized Treatment for Safe Drinking Water Act Compliance: It is anticipated that this research project will consist of a case study, which compares the sustainability of centralized versus POU/POE treatment for small public water systems.
- 2019 Grant Program: proposals currently under task force review
If you see the value in the projects, WQRF encourages you to make a contribution to support this work. Every donation helps!