bench-scale t&o testingWater taste and odor removal is an important part of maintaining not just water quality, but also customer satisfaction. Yet some T&O compounds, including MIB and geosmin, can be difficult to remove using conventional water treatment techniques. The challenge is balancing customer satisfaction against the cost of removing or reducing T&O compounds.

More recently, some facilities have had to confront additional challenges, including drought and subsequent management of storage reservoirs. In order to overcome these obstacles, water treatment plants can benefit by optimizing their systems while investigating advanced treatment methods that will help control increased levels of T&O compounds.

Bench-scale testing is widely used to determine the optimum T&O removal treatment alternative. And during the upcoming Joint Annual Conference of the Rocky Mountain Section of the American Water Works Association (RMSAWWA) and the Rocky Mountain Water Environment Association (RMWEA), Burns & McDonnell’s Jason Schaefer, PE, ENV SP, will offer a close look at bench-scale testing results, as well as results from the addition of powder-activated carbon at the Town of Erie’s Lynn R. Morgan Water Treatment Plant.

Not only will Jason discuss test results — he’ll also discuss optimization and testing, as well as the typical results obtained for enhanced primary treatment, powder-activated carbon, ozone and advanced oxidation using ozone and hydrogen peroxide.

Join Jason for “Taste and Odor Removal Techniques: Enhancing Existing Processes and Advanced Treatment” at 8:30 a.m. on Sept. 10 in Torreys Peak I. If you work with water taste and odor removal, this is a great opportunity to get a closer look at some innovative techniques that you can apply to your own project.

And if you’re at the RMSAWWA/RMWEA conference, be sure to say hi! We’re looking forward to four days of networking, exhibits and presentations. Feel free to swing back by the blog and share your event highlights.

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