"Mini Pilot Plant for Drinking Water Research"
Mini-Pilot Plant for Drinking Water Research Kim R. Fox, U.S. EPA ORD/NRMRL/WSWRD/TTEB, 26 W. MLK Dr, Cincinnati, OH 45268, phone 513-569-7820, fax 513-569-7172, email Fox.email@example.com The Water Supply and Water Resources Division (WSWRD) has constructed 2 mini-pilot plant systems used to conduct drinking water research. These two systems each have 2 parallel trains for comparative research. The mini-pilot plants are small conventional drinking water treatment systems. The small systems allow the researchers to spike both chemical and microbial contaminants into the water plants and then establish steady state operating conditions. Once steady state conditions have been established, changes can be made and removals characteristics of the chemicals and/or microbials can be evaluated. The mini-pilot plants have improved the ability of the WSWRD to conduct inhouse research on contaminant removal from drinking water. This poster will focus on the construction and operation of the mini-pilot plants and show how they are used to conduct research.