If you are experiencing problems downloading PDF or HTML fulltext, our helpdesk recommend clearing your browser cache and trying again. If you need help in clearing your cache, please click here . Still need help? Email help@ingentaconnect.com


$17.50 plus tax (Refund Policy)

Buy Article:


The Logan Township Municipal Utilities Authority was awarded a 4.1-million grant from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection based on a proposal, developed by Metcalf & Eddy to design an indirect potable reuse treatment and injection system to replenish potable groundwater supplies, the first of its kind in the northeastern US. The treatment train was selected based on an alternatives evaluation, with finished water quality goals set to meet or exceed drinking water standards. The multiple barrier treatment train incorporates membrane bioreactors; reverse osmosis; and an advanced oxidation process with UV-light and hydrogen peroxide. The product will be 750,000 gpd of water that meets or exceeds primary drinking water quality standards prior to injection into a potable drinking water aquifer.

The proposed treatment train was pilot tested at LTMUA in 2005. Effluent was tested for the Environmental Protection Agency-regulated primary and secondary drinking water contaminants. It also included sampling, in partnership with the US Geological Survey, of both the pilot plant and the existing full-scale wastewater treatment plant for chemical and in vitro analyses of a broad suite of trace organic wastewater contaminants including natural and synthetic hormones, household and industrial chemicals including commonly used pharmaceutical and personal care products in order to determine the presence of compounds of concern, and their associated estrogenicity, in water intended for indirect potable reuse. Groundand surface-water samples were also collected for comparison of the reclaimed water with existing public water supply sources.

This project aimed to exceed water quality expectations by looking beyond conventional indicators to trace contaminants to improve understanding of their removal through a state-of-the-art reclamation system. A description of the proposed system upgrade, the pilot study and findings are the focus of this paper.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2175/193864707787974229

Publication date: January 1, 2007

More about this publication?
  • Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation is an archive of papers published in the proceedings of the annual Water Environment Federation® Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC® ) and specialty conferences held since the year 2000. These proceedings are not peer reviewed.

    WEF Members: Sign in (right panel) with your IngentaConnect user name and password to receive complimentary access.
  • Subscribe to this Title
  • Membership Information
  • About WEF Proceedings
  • WEFTEC Conference Information
  • ingentaconnect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites



Share Content

Access Key

Free Content
Free content
New Content
New content
Open Access Content
Open access content
Subscribed Content
Subscribed content
Free Trial Content
Free trial content
Cookie Policy
Cookie Policy
ingentaconnect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more