Given the critical shortage of drinking water in many regions, advanced treatment and reuse of reclaimed water is becoming increasingly common as municipalities, industrial manufacturers and many other industries address current water demands. Water reclaim and reuse offers many resource and financial benefits that can be applied to all industries. With today's technology, a water management plan focused on water reuse can be created and tailored to meet the water quality requirements of your water reuse project. Below we explore two basic purposes of using reclaimed water sources.
Indirect Potable Reuse (IPR)
Indirect potable reuse of wastewater is widely practiced for municipal and agricultural irrigation, dust suppression and urinal flushing. In a number of US coastal regions, reuse water is injected into the ground. This technique is called Aquifer Storage and Recovery and is utilized both to prevent saline incursion into freshwater aquifers.
Direct Potable Reuse (DPR)
In certain parts of the world, direct potable reuse is now the norm for recovering drinking water from waste streams. This requires advanced treatment technology to remove Compounds of Emerging Concerns (CEC'S), Synthetic Organics (SO's), Endocrine Disruptor Compounds (EDC's) and Personal and Pharmaceutical Care Products (PPCP's), as well as various taste and odor compounds from water.