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Wastewater reclamation for potable reuse Volume 1: Evaluation of membrane bioreactor technology for pre-treatment
Expanded Title:The initial aim of this project was to develop a decision-support model (DSM) for the selection, costing and application of drinking water treatment and supply options to address water shortages and improve water services delivery (with focus on upgrading options, water reclamation and desalination. After several discussions with reference group members, a decision was taken to only concentrate on water reclamation projects for potable use, both indirect and direct water reuse. In addition, a user-friendly DSM based on excel was developed, instead of the Eidos software. Thus the overall objective of this present study was to develop a decision-support model and provide guidance on the costing of water reuse projects as means for decision-makers to compare options for water reuse schemes. These tools are based on a number of drivers, such as technical, water quality, costing, environmental and social and cultural aspects. More specifically, the aims of the model are to collate existing expertise and information for planning and implementation of potable water supply and direct potable reuse projects, and to provide decision-support guidelines and methodologies in the form of a spread sheet-based, multi-criteria decision support model. This will enable municipalities to identify, evaluate, compare, and select appropriate options for water reclamation and reuse.
Date Published:01/07/2014
Document Type:Research Report
Document Subjects:Drinking water - Water treatment, Drinking water - Water supply
Document Keywords:Water Quality
Document Format:Report
Document File Type:pdf
Research Report Type:Standard
WRC Report No:1894/1/14
ISBN No:978-1-4312-0564-6
Authors:Metcalf G; Pillay L; Murutu C; Chiburi S; Gumede N; Gaydon PN
Project No:K5/1894
Organizations:Umgeni Water; University' of Stellenbosch; Durban University of Technology
Document Size:1 169 KB
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