WE&RF is currently accepting proposals for a new research project: WRRF-15-07 Methods for Measurement of Infectivity and Concentration of Pathogens. This project seeks to develop a new or improved method for measuring infections/viable pathogens in sewage, treated wastewater, and reuse water, including that from indirect potable reuse (IPR) and direct potable reuse (DPR). The ultimate aim for the project is to have a method to replace current culture-based viability/infectivity assays for use in validating potable reuse treatment performance and to provide valid microbial concentration data for quantitative microbial risk assessments (QMRA).
The new method must result in faster turnaround times for concentration and analysis, and reduce overall method costs relative to current methods. Proposals are expected to demonstrate their understanding of the importance and need for this project and focus their approach as needed to address this gap.
Proposals are due no later than August 16, 2016 5:00 PM ET.
About The Water Environment & Reuse Foundation (WE&RF)
The Water Environment & Reuse Foundation (WE&RF) is a 501c3 charitable corporation seeking to identify, support, and disseminate research that enhances the quality and reliability of water for natural systems and communities with an integrated approach to resource recovery and reuse; while facilitating interaction among practitioners, educators, researchers, decision makers, and the public.
SOURCE: The Water Environment & Reuse Foundation (WE&RF)