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AWWA Virtual Summit

December 8 - 10, 2020

Virtual Conference
United States

An Interactive, Online Event for Solving Your Water Quality and Infrastructure Challenges

We’re excited to be sponsoring and presenting at the American Water Works Association Water Quality & Infrastructure virtual summit where ideas will be exchanged and innovation explored. 

Our AWWA Virtual Summit Track 

Tuesday, December 8
Biofiltration of Surface Water | 1:15–2:15 p.m. CST
Biologically Active Contactors: Augmenting Drinking Water Membrane Treatment for Enhanced Taste & Odor Control | 1:35 p.m. CST

  • Speaker:  Chance Lauderdale
  • Co-Author:  Christina Alito

HDR partnered with the Broken Arrow Municipal Authority to perform an 8+ month pilot-scale study at the 20 MGD Verdigris River low-pressure membrane WTP. This study evaluated BARC effectiveness for the removal of MIB, geosmin and manganese. This pilot includes parallel testing of BARC in both pre- and post- membrane treatment trains.

Wednesday, December 9
Technology and Intelligent Water Systems | 10:15-11:15 a.m. CST
Return on the Investment in Hydraulics Model – an Anchorage Story | 10:45 a.m. CST

  • Speaker: Anson Moxness

This presentation will showcase case studies of how the Anchorage Water and Wastewater Utility utilizes their all-pipes hydraulic model to provide significant value with little or no required additional investment in model development. AWWU has looked to their model to determine fire flows, model emergency operations, water quality applications, valve and pipe criticality, and assist distribution operations staff with operational decisions. By attending this presentation one will learn how to achieve the desired return on the investment in the hydraulic model and to stretch the usefulness of a hydraulic model beyond only the master planning process.

Thursday, December 10 
Focus On: Technology Evaluation For PFAS Removal | 10–11 a.m. CST
Strategies for Addressing Per- and Poly-Fluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in Water Treatment Residuals | 10 a.m. CST

  • Speaker:  Pete D’Adamo
  • Co-Author:  Samantha Black

A large number of states are considering or implementing MCLs for select PFAS with some limits established in the low ng/L levels. Potential future regulation of PFAS may ultimately consider a group concentration. This will require a careful assessment of treatment technologies including GAC, ion exchange and high-pressure membranes. Each technology generates unique liquid and/or solid residuals streams that must ultimately be disposed of or destroyed. Depending on the treatment method and associated residuals generation, there can be significant impacts on performance and cost. This presentation will focus on the treatment and ultimate disposal of residuals including challenges, performance and cost.