Water Reclamation Part 2

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Water Reclamation Part 2*

Earn Continuing Education Credits: This one-hour contact program provides 0.1 CEU or 1.0 PDH.

Presented by: Peter Cartwright, PE at the 2008 Convention

The increasing demands on water supplies, combined with higher quality requirements, and fueled by new regulations, have underscored the concept of water reuse.

This presentation will define the needs for wastewater reclamation, discuss the challenges presented by the huge variation and high concentrations of water contaminants in wastewater, and provide the plumbing engineer/designer with the tools to identify which treatment technologies are optimum for removal of specific classes of contaminants.

These treatment technologies will be described in detail, along with their strengths and weaknesses. The presentation will also detail the testing requirements and processes necessary to design the appropriate treatment system, supply capital, and operating cost estimates as a function of system size, as well as contaminant removal capability.

This presentation will hopefully provide new market opportunities for this industry, created by the increasing requirements for water of acceptable quality for residential, commercial, and industrial applications. It is intended to demonstrate that standard treatment technologies, when combined and designed appropriately, can sufficiently restore wastewater to acceptable quality levels.

The learning objective include:

  1. Understanding the changing water quality and quantity requirements
  2. Learning about the various classes of waterborne contaminants present in wastewater supplies
  3. Identifying which treatment technologies are appropriate for each class of contaminants
  4. Understanding the testing requirements to design the optimum wastewater treatment system
  5. Appreciating the cost implications of wastewater reuse

Peter Cartwright, PE, has a degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Minnesota (1961) and is a registered Professional Engineer in that state. He has been in the water purification and wastewater treatment industry since 1974 and has had his own consulting engineering firm since 1980.

Mr. Cartwright has authored over 125 articles, written several book chapters, presented more than 125 lectures in conferences around the world, and is the recipient of several patents. He is a founding member of the Technical Review Committee for Water Conditioning & Purification magazine, on the Editorial Advisory Committee for Industrial Water World magazine, the Reader Advisory Board for Processing magazine, and the Editorial Advisory Board of Filtration News magazine. A peer reviewer for the Journal of Membrane Science, he is also on the faculty of the University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Engineering annual course, "Process Piping Systems Design and Operation."

Mr. Cartwright is a recipient of the Award of Merit from the Water Quality Association and is the Technical Consultant for the Canadian Water Quality Association.


*This is the actual educational presentation as it was presented at the 2008 ASPE Convention in Long Beach, CA.


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