American Water's Dr. Mark LeChevallier To Speak At Water Environment Federation Conference
American Water , the nation’s largest publicly traded water and wastewater utility company, recently announced Mark LeChevallier, Director of Innovation and Environmental Stewardship, will speak at the Water Environment Federation’s Disinfection and Public Health Conference in Indianapolis, Ind. on Feb. 24-26.
LeChevallier’s presentation will focus on the impact of wastewater disinfection on reuse applications. He will offer a perspective on balancing disinfection of pathogens in wastewater with the formation of assimilable organic carbon (AOC), which can stimulate the growth of other opportunistic pathogens. His research demonstrates the combination of membrane bioreactor technology combined with ultraviolet disinfection provides a high quality effluent that is pathogen-free and has low levels of AOC.
The Disinfection and Public Health Conference is sponsored by the Water Environment Federation in cooperation with the Indiana Water Environment Association. The conference will focus on disinfection needs and technologies around the world, at scales ranging from large urban treatment plants, down to small community and household systems.
About American Water
Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. With headquarters in Voorhees, N.J., the company employs approximately 7,000 dedicated professionals who provide drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in more than 30 states and parts of Canada. For more information, visit www.amwater.com.
SOURCE: American Water