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EPSRC Reference: GR/L77188/01
Title: WATER RECYCLING OPPORTUNITIES FOR CITY SUSTAINABILITY
Principal Investigator: Stephenson, Professor T
Other Investigators:
Seaton, Dr R Strutt, Professor J Judd, Professor SJ
Seaton, Mr R Butler, Professor D Parsons, Professor S
Fewkes, Dr A
Researcher Co-Investigators:
Project Partners:
Anglian Water BSRIA CIRIA
Severn Trent Water Ltd Thames Water Plc Yorkshire Water
Department: Sch of Industrial and Manufacturing Scie
Organisation: Cranfield University
Scheme: Standard Research (Pre-FEC)
Starts: 27 April 1998 Ends: 26 April 2000 Value (£): 114,314
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Water Engineering
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
No relevance to Underpinning Sectors
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The project will build on existing work in the collaborators departments on water recycling technology linking with water utilities and the Building Services Industry Research and Information Association (BSRIA). The study will be undertaken in three phases. The first phase, undertaken by Cranfield, will identify and quantify the risks of contamination for a range of water qualities, recycled water types and uses and assess public receptivity. A formalised preliminary risk analysis will be followed by a risk perception exercise based on workshops involving stakeholders, e.g. consumers, water companies. This risk perception will be based on a combination of surveys and fieldwork. Following a workshop to combine knowledge on contamination risk and public perception, the results will be used to assess water-recycling technologies. The experimental work will investigate water quality parameters in pilot-scale processes under investigation at Cranfield. Results will also be included in a process model to be developed at IC/NTU. Additional analyses identified as key issues in the risk and receptivity studies will be undertaken. Following a second workshop to collate results, the third phase will assess the feasibility of incorporating the identified reuse technologies within buildings in cities, taking into account risk and receptivity.
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