Applying surrogates to determine the efficacy of groundwater recharge systems for the removal of wastewater organic contaminants

Eric Dickenson, Jörg E. Drewes, Shane Snyder, David Sedlak

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Abstract

Many utilities are currently using drinking water sources impacted by wastewater discharge and others are planning for or implementing indirect potable reuse via groundwater recharge systems. The use of water sources impacted by wastewater has raised public concerns due to the presence of trace organic contaminants. Many wastewater-derived organic compounds are often present at extremely low concentrations and no standardized analytical methods are available. This study proposes that simple to measure surrogates (bulk parameters) and indicators (individual organic compounds) can be used together to assess the performance of soil aquifer treatment and membrane systems treating recycled water containing wastewater-derived organic contaminants. Potential surrogates and indicators were identified and validated in the field at full-scale soil-aquifer treatment and membrane systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationWorld Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2008
Subtitle of host publicationAhupua'a - Proceedings of the World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2008
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008
Externally publishedYes
EventWorld Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2008: Ahupua'a - Honolulu, HI, United States
Duration: May 12 2008May 16 2008

Publication series

NameWorld Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2008: Ahupua'a - Proceedings of the World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2008
Volume316

Other

OtherWorld Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2008: Ahupua'a
CountryUnited States
CityHonolulu, HI
Period5/12/085/16/08

Keywords

  • Groundwater recharge
  • Organic matter
  • Wastewater management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Pollution

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