Water Environment Research Foundation Awards UC Berkeley and Stanford University with Contract to Study Nutrient Removal from Urban Runoff

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WERF is launching its third project under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency funded National Research Center for Resource Recovery and Nutrient Management

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The findings of this research will advance a comprehensive design strategy for a novel, multi-unit stormwater treatment system.

The Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF) is launching its third project under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency funded National Research Center for Resource Recovery and Nutrient Management by awarding the University of California-Berkeley and Stanford University with a contract to research extractive nutrient recovery technologies.

This project, Enhanced Removal of Nutrients from Urban Runoff with Novel Unit-Process Capture, Treatment, and Recharge Systems (WERF project # STAR_N4R14), assumes that compared to traditional approaches, implementation of process models to aid future design efforts for urban stormwater runoff capture and treatment will significantly enhance nutrient removal at the watershed level. These models will also help meet community-defined priorities including flood risk mitigation, capture for groundwater recharge, and water quality improvement.

The findings of this research will advance a comprehensive design strategy for a novel, multi-unit stormwater treatment system. As a result, municipal, industrial, and agricultural sectors will have a defined and structured protocol for decision making with respect to extractive nutrient recovery.

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The Water Environment Research Foundation, a nonprofit organization formed in 1989, is America's leading independent scientific research organization dedicated to wastewater and stormwater issues.

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