We’re pleased to share that the Orange County Water District (OCWD) has been awarded federal funding for its water research efforts. The OCWD is a client of Desalitech’s — our systems are being used to improve their world-record-setting Groundwater Replenishment System (GWRS). Their success is our own. Below you’ll find an excerpt of the OCWD’s press release, as well as a link to the full PDF version of the release.
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. (September 27, 2017) -The United States Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) Desalination and Water Purification (DWPR) program awarded two research grants to the Orange County Water District (OCWD; the District) totaling $400K. The research will provide critical data to support advancements in water reuse and treatment. The first grant will enable OCWD to conduct pilot-scale testing on closed circuit desalination (CCD) and forward osmosis (FO) as alternate technologies that can be used to recover water from reverse osmosis (RO) concentrate. The second research grant will fund a water quality study to determine the occurrence of N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) and NDMA precursors at OCWD’s advanced wastewater reclamation facility including diurnal trends and efficacy of RO and ultraviolet-advanced oxidation (UV-AOP).