Water Resources Research Act Program

Details for Project ID 2017KY264B

Temporal performance assessment of wastewater treatment plant by using multivariate statistical analysis

Institute: Kentucky
Year Established: 2017 Start Date: 2017-03-01 End Date: 2018-02-28
Total Federal Funds: $5,000 Total Non-Federal Funds: $10,000

Principal Investigators: Tom Rockaway

Abstract: Wastewater process designs must be optimized to effectively mitigate contaminants throughout all expected ranges and combinations of flow levels. This is especially important when effluent is directed towards a reuse project. Depending on the reuse objective ( i.e. discharge to surface or groundwater bodies, irrigation purposes, or industrial reuse), the effluent should meet established quality limitations at all times. Thus, understanding the influent variability and its impact on the treatment process is essential to prevent adverse health and environmental impacts of reused wastewater. This study will objectively evaluate the performance of the Floyds Fork Treatment Plant using multivariate statistical methods in support of safe utilization of the treated wastewater in the adjacent Parklands of Floyds Fork recreational facility.