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Reports from the Water Research Foundationā€ƒ sulfides effectively removed arsenic from the water through the formation of arsenic sulfides, and/ or surface precipitation and adsorption on iron sulfides. The optimization of EBCT, iron and sulfate concentrations, and backwashing strategy resulted in a set of operational characteristics that can be used during pilot-scale evaluation of this technology. APPLICATIONS/RECOMMENDATIONS An anaerobic fixed-bed bioreactor system was developed for the simultaneous removal of arsenic, nitrate, sulfate, and iron from contaminated drinking water sources. This work highlights the potential of biological drinking water treatment processes to simultaneously remove multiple contaminants. It was shown that a natural consortium of microorganisms can be used to seed a bioreactor and remove multiple contaminants. The inoculum for this system was taken from lab- and pilot-scale perchlorate and nitrate removing bioreactors, which had originally been seeded with the natural microbial communities present in ground waters. These microbial communities had not been exposed to water containing detectable levels of arsenic previously, but were able to reduce arsenate to arsenite, showing that an inoculum from a water containing arsenic was not required. The removal of arsenic under anaerobic conditions has advantages compared to more commonly used oxidative removal strategies for arsenic. First, anaerobically produced arsenic bearing solids are more stable under long-term disposal conditions, such as in landfills. Reductive dissolution of arsenic waste generated under aerobic conditions has been demonstrated and raises the concern that arsenic can be re-introduced to the environment. In addition, several contaminants have the potential to be removed under anaerobic conditions in the same system, including nitrate, perchlorate, uranium, and chlorinated organics. Fixed-bed bioreactor systems need to be backwashed regularly to remove excess biomass. Initially, the system was backwashed using water and nitrogen gas to maintain reducing conditions during backwashing. We subsequently demonstrated that air-assisted backwashing can be a feasible option for anaerobic biological systems, which increases the flexibility and applicability of this type of drinking water treatment system. Using air for backwashing can significantly lower the operational costs compared to the use of compressed nitrogen gas for backwashing. This system removes arsenic through precipitation of arsenic sulfide and adsorption of arsenic on iron sulfide precipitates. Therefore, the concentrations of iron and sulfate naturally present in the contaminated water source are important parameters. Prior to implementation of this system, pilot studies should be conducted to determine optimal operating conditions for each contaminated water. In the current study, we operated the laboratory system with total influent iron concentrations between 2 and 10 mg/L and influent sulfate concentrations of 22 and 50 mg/L. The optimal combination of influent iron and sulfate concentrations will vary depending on the concentration of arsenic and other compounds present in each contaminated water. Future work will evaluate the requirements for post-treatment needed to remove excess carbon, aerate the finished water, and provide disinfection. Additionally, characterization of arsenic containing solid waste generated in the system must be performed to determine the long-term stability under disposal conditions. RESEARCH PARTNERS The current research was conducted at the University of Michigan with Carollo Engineers, Inc. as a collaborative partner. The U.S. National Science Foundation provided support for a related project that focused on (1) the characterization of the arsenic containing solids produced by the technology described in the current study, (2) the evaluation of household and community- based drinking water treatment systems employing the described removal mechanisms, and (3) the microbial characterization of system effluent with the goal of developing appropriate post- treatment strategies (project CBET 0967707). PARTICIPANTS This project was a collaborative effort between the University of Michigan and Carollo Engineers, Inc. The authors are grateful to the Water Research Foundation's Project Advisory Committee (PAC) members JoAnn Silverstein, Sun Liang, and Kerry Meyer; Water Research Foundation's research 68 Journal NEWWA March 2015

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Journal of The New England Water Works Association - Spring 2015

Officers of the New England Water Works Association
NEWWA 2015 Meeting & Event Schedule
On the Cover
DAF Pilot Study for Algae and DBP Reduction
Impact of Epa Drinking Water Stage 2 Disinfectant and Disinfectant by-Product Rule
Thermal Expansion Causes False Fire Alarms
Preserving the Historical Beacon Hill Reservoir Granite Tablets
Water System Profile : Town of Kingston, Massachusetts
Proceedings: New England Water Works Association 2013-2014 Committee Reports
Obituary: Cheryl Lynn Maduskuie
In Memoriam: Richard G. Small
Reports From the Water Research Foundation
Guidelines for the Preparation of Papers for Publication in the Journal of the New England Water Works Association
Guidelines for the Peer Review Option of the Papers Appearing in the Journal of the New England Water Works Association
Entry Form: Newwa David M. Erickson Groundwater Award
Index to Advertisers

Journal of The New England Water Works Association - Spring 2015

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Journal of The New England Water Works Association - Spring 2015 - Officers of the New England Water Works Association (Page 3a)
Journal of The New England Water Works Association - Spring 2015 - Officers of the New England Water Works Association (Page 4a)
Journal of The New England Water Works Association - Spring 2015 - Officers of the New England Water Works Association (Page 5a)
Journal of The New England Water Works Association - Spring 2015 - Officers of the New England Water Works Association (Page 6a)
Journal of The New England Water Works Association - Spring 2015 - NEWWA 2015 Meeting & Event Schedule (Page 7a)
Journal of The New England Water Works Association - Spring 2015 - NEWWA 2015 Meeting & Event Schedule (Page 8a)
Journal of The New England Water Works Association - Spring 2015 - On the Cover (Page 9a)
Journal of The New England Water Works Association - Spring 2015 - On the Cover (Page 10a)
Journal of The New England Water Works Association - Spring 2015 - On the Cover (Page 11a)
Journal of The New England Water Works Association - Spring 2015 - On the Cover (Page 12a)
Journal of The New England Water Works Association - Spring 2015 - On the Cover (Page 13a)
Journal of The New England Water Works Association - Spring 2015 - On the Cover (Page 14a)
Journal of The New England Water Works Association - Spring 2015 - On the Cover (Page 15a)
Journal of The New England Water Works Association - Spring 2015 - On the Cover (Page 16a)
Journal of The New England Water Works Association - Spring 2015 - Preserving the Historical Beacon Hill Reservoir Granite Tablets (Page 19)
Journal of The New England Water Works Association - Spring 2015 - Preserving the Historical Beacon Hill Reservoir Granite Tablets (Page 20)
Journal of The New England Water Works Association - Spring 2015 - Preserving the Historical Beacon Hill Reservoir Granite Tablets (Page 21)
Journal of The New England Water Works Association - Spring 2015 - Preserving the Historical Beacon Hill Reservoir Granite Tablets (Page 22)
Journal of The New England Water Works Association - Spring 2015 - DAF Pilot Study for Algae and DBP Reduction (Page 1)
Journal of The New England Water Works Association - Spring 2015 - DAF Pilot Study for Algae and DBP Reduction (Page 2)
Journal of The New England Water Works Association - Spring 2015 - DAF Pilot Study for Algae and DBP Reduction (Page 3)
Journal of The New England Water Works Association - Spring 2015 - DAF Pilot Study for Algae and DBP Reduction (Page 4)
Journal of The New England Water Works Association - Spring 2015 - DAF Pilot Study for Algae and DBP Reduction (Page 5)
Journal of The New England Water Works Association - Spring 2015 - DAF Pilot Study for Algae and DBP Reduction (Page 6)
Journal of The New England Water Works Association - Spring 2015 - DAF Pilot Study for Algae and DBP Reduction (Page 7)
Journal of The New England Water Works Association - Spring 2015 - DAF Pilot Study for Algae and DBP Reduction (Page 8)
Journal of The New England Water Works Association - Spring 2015 - DAF Pilot Study for Algae and DBP Reduction (Page 9)
Journal of The New England Water Works Association - Spring 2015 - DAF Pilot Study for Algae and DBP Reduction (Page 10)
Journal of The New England Water Works Association - Spring 2015 - DAF Pilot Study for Algae and DBP Reduction (Page 11)
Journal of The New England Water Works Association - Spring 2015 - Impact of Epa Drinking Water Stage 2 Disinfectant and Disinfectant by-Product Rule (Page 12)
Journal of The New England Water Works Association - Spring 2015 - Impact of Epa Drinking Water Stage 2 Disinfectant and Disinfectant by-Product Rule (Page 13)
Journal of The New England Water Works Association - Spring 2015 - Impact of Epa Drinking Water Stage 2 Disinfectant and Disinfectant by-Product Rule (Page 14)
Journal of The New England Water Works Association - Spring 2015 - Impact of Epa Drinking Water Stage 2 Disinfectant and Disinfectant by-Product Rule (Page 15)
Journal of The New England Water Works Association - Spring 2015 - Impact of Epa Drinking Water Stage 2 Disinfectant and Disinfectant by-Product Rule (Page 16)
Journal of The New England Water Works Association - Spring 2015 - Thermal Expansion Causes False Fire Alarms (Page 17)
Journal of The New England Water Works Association - Spring 2015 - Thermal Expansion Causes False Fire Alarms (Page 18)
Journal of The New England Water Works Association - Spring 2015 - Preserving the Historical Beacon Hill Reservoir Granite Tablets (Page 19)
Journal of The New England Water Works Association - Spring 2015 - Preserving the Historical Beacon Hill Reservoir Granite Tablets (Page 20)
Journal of The New England Water Works Association - Spring 2015 - Preserving the Historical Beacon Hill Reservoir Granite Tablets (Page 21)
Journal of The New England Water Works Association - Spring 2015 - Preserving the Historical Beacon Hill Reservoir Granite Tablets (Page 22)
Journal of The New England Water Works Association - Spring 2015 - Preserving the Historical Beacon Hill Reservoir Granite Tablets (Page 23)
Journal of The New England Water Works Association - Spring 2015 - Preserving the Historical Beacon Hill Reservoir Granite Tablets (Page 24)
Journal of The New England Water Works Association - Spring 2015 - Preserving the Historical Beacon Hill Reservoir Granite Tablets (Page 25)
Journal of The New England Water Works Association - Spring 2015 - Preserving the Historical Beacon Hill Reservoir Granite Tablets (Page 26)
Journal of The New England Water Works Association - Spring 2015 - Preserving the Historical Beacon Hill Reservoir Granite Tablets (Page 27)
Journal of The New England Water Works Association - Spring 2015 - Water System Profile : Town of Kingston, Massachusetts (Page 28)
Journal of The New England Water Works Association - Spring 2015 - Water System Profile : Town of Kingston, Massachusetts (Page 29)
Journal of The New England Water Works Association - Spring 2015 - Water System Profile : Town of Kingston, Massachusetts (Page 30)
Journal of The New England Water Works Association - Spring 2015 - Water System Profile : Town of Kingston, Massachusetts (Page 31)
Journal of The New England Water Works Association - Spring 2015 - Water System Profile : Town of Kingston, Massachusetts (Page 32)
Journal of The New England Water Works Association - Spring 2015 - Water System Profile : Town of Kingston, Massachusetts (Page 33)
Journal of The New England Water Works Association - Spring 2015 - Proceedings: New England Water Works Association 2013-2014 Committee Reports (Page 34)
Journal of The New England Water Works Association - Spring 2015 - Proceedings: New England Water Works Association 2013-2014 Committee Reports (Page 35)
Journal of The New England Water Works Association - Spring 2015 - Proceedings: New England Water Works Association 2013-2014 Committee Reports (Page 36)
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Journal of The New England Water Works Association - Spring 2015 - Proceedings: New England Water Works Association 2013-2014 Committee Reports (Page 54)
Journal of The New England Water Works Association - Spring 2015 - Proceedings: New England Water Works Association 2013-2014 Committee Reports (Page 55)
Journal of The New England Water Works Association - Spring 2015 - Proceedings: New England Water Works Association 2013-2014 Committee Reports (Page 56)
Journal of The New England Water Works Association - Spring 2015 - Proceedings: New England Water Works Association 2013-2014 Committee Reports (Page 57)
Journal of The New England Water Works Association - Spring 2015 - Proceedings: New England Water Works Association 2013-2014 Committee Reports (Page 58)
Journal of The New England Water Works Association - Spring 2015 - Proceedings: New England Water Works Association 2013-2014 Committee Reports (Page 59)
Journal of The New England Water Works Association - Spring 2015 - Proceedings: New England Water Works Association 2013-2014 Committee Reports (Page 60)
Journal of The New England Water Works Association - Spring 2015 - Proceedings: New England Water Works Association 2013-2014 Committee Reports (Page 61)
Journal of The New England Water Works Association - Spring 2015 - Obituary: Cheryl Lynn Maduskuie (Page 62)
Journal of The New England Water Works Association - Spring 2015 - In Memoriam: Richard G. Small (Page 63)
Journal of The New England Water Works Association - Spring 2015 - Reports From the Water Research Foundation (Page 64)
Journal of The New England Water Works Association - Spring 2015 - Reports From the Water Research Foundation (Page 65)
Journal of The New England Water Works Association - Spring 2015 - Reports From the Water Research Foundation (Page 66)
Journal of The New England Water Works Association - Spring 2015 - Reports From the Water Research Foundation (Page 67)
Journal of The New England Water Works Association - Spring 2015 - Reports From the Water Research Foundation (Page 68)
Journal of The New England Water Works Association - Spring 2015 - Reports From the Water Research Foundation (Page 69)
Journal of The New England Water Works Association - Spring 2015 - Guidelines for the Preparation of Papers for Publication in the Journal of the New England Water Works Association (Page 70)
Journal of The New England Water Works Association - Spring 2015 - Guidelines for the Peer Review Option of the Papers Appearing in the Journal of the New England Water Works Association (Page 71)
Journal of The New England Water Works Association - Spring 2015 - Entry Form: Newwa David M. Erickson Groundwater Award (Page 72)
Journal of The New England Water Works Association - Spring 2015 - Index to Advertisers (Page 17a)
Journal of The New England Water Works Association - Spring 2015 - Index to Advertisers (Page 18a)
Journal of The New England Water Works Association - Spring 2015 - Index to Advertisers (Page 19a)
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