Water Innovation Network for Sustainable Small Systems (WINSSS)

EPA Grant Number: R835602
Center: Water Innovation Network for Sustainable Small Systems
Center Director: Reckhow, David A.
Title: Water Innovation Network for Sustainable Small Systems (WINSSS)
Investigators: Reckhow, David A. , Boyer, Treavor H. , Brown, Jess , Butler, Caitlin S. , Dvorak, Bruce I. , Katz, Lynn , Kinney, Kerry A. , Kirisits, Mary Jo , Lai, Rebecca , Lawler, Desmond , Park, Chul , Ray, Chittaranjan , Saleh, Navid , Shenoy, Prashant , Speitel, Gerald E. , Tobiason, John , Wilson, Steven , Zhang, Qiong
Institution: University of Massachusetts - Amherst , Carollo Engineers , The University of Texas at Austin , University of Florida , University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign , University of Nebraska at Lincoln , University of South Florida
EPA Project Officer: Pascual, Pasky
Project Period: August 1, 2014 through June 30, 2017
Project Amount: $4,100,000
RFA: National Centers for Innovation in Small Drinking Water Systems (2013) RFA Text |  Recipients Lists
Research Category: Drinking Water , Water

Objective:

The Water Innovation Network for Sustainable Small Systems (WINSSS) brings together a national team of experts to transform drinking water treatment for small water systems (SWS) to meet the urgent need for state-of-the-art innovation, development, demonstration, and implementation of treatment, information, and process technologies in part by leveraging existing relationships with industry through the Massachusetts Water Cluster.

Approach:

WINSSS will develop a center that spans and links the continuum of technology development from idea inception through technology acceptance to expedite implementation of new practice-oriented knowledge designed to enable SWS to produce safe drinking water and operate in the most sustainable manner possible.

Expected Results:

The WINSSS Center will facilitate a clear pathway for innovation implementation by creating the following outputs: (i) novel approaches to protecting public health by controlling grouped contaminants such as organic carbon, trace organics, disinfection by-products, and nitrogenous compounds, (ii) demonstrate and pilot promising technologies previously developed under EPA’s STAR program and other programs which will minimize exposure to toxic organic contaminants as well as metals such as As, Fe, Mn, and Cr, and other inorganics such as F and sulfide, (iii) standardized testing requirements for multiple states, (iv) tools to simplify system operations such as an asset management app and a distributed sensing and monitoring notification system, (v) an extensive outreach system including a website, newsletter, workshops and presentations, webinars and educational modules, and (vi) a technology analysis database for determining a technology's suitability for implementation in small systems considering energy, sustainability, robustness, human health, and human, regulatory and system acceptance.


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Journal Article Goodwill JE, Jiang Y, Reckhow DA, Gikonyo J, Tobiason JE. Characterization of particles from ferrate preoxidation. Environmental Science & Technology 2015;49(8):4955-4962. R835602 (2016)
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  • Journal Article Goodwill JE, Jiang Y, Reckhow DA, Tobiason JE. Laboratory assessment of ferrate for drinking water treatment. Journal American Water Works Association 2016;108(3):E164-E174. R835602 (2015)
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  • Journal Article Goodwill JE, Mai X, Jiang Y, Reckhow DA, Tobiason JE. Oxidation of manganese(II) with ferrate: stoichiometry, kinetics, products and impact of organic carbon. Chemosphere 2016;159:457-464. R835602 (2015)
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  • Journal Article Jiang Y, Goodwill JE, Tobiason JE, Reckhow DA. Effect of different solutes, natural organic matter, and particulate Fe(III) on ferrate(VI) decomposition in aqueous solutions. Environmental Science & Technology 2015;49(5):2841-2848. R835602 (2016)
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  • Journal Article Jiang Y, Goodwill JE, Tobiason JE, Reckhow DA. Bromide oxidation by ferrate(VI): the formation of active bromine and bromate. Water Research 2016;96:188-197. R835602 (2016)
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  • Journal Article Jiang Y, Goodwill JE, Tobiason JE, Reckhow DA. Impacts of ferrate oxidation on natural organic matter and disinfection byproduct precursors. Water Research 2016;96:114-125. R835602 (2016)
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  • Journal Article Zhang J, Tejada-Martinez AE, Lei H, Zhang Q. Indicators for technological, environmental and economic sustainability of ozone contactors. Water Research 2016;101:606-616. R835602 (2015)
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  • Supplemental Keywords:

    small public water systems, treatment, technology, carbon, nitrogenous, disinfectant, regulation, barriers, implementation, community water, WINSSS

    Progress and Final Reports:

    2015 Progress Report
    2016 Progress Report