The Process and Water Quality Specialists
MWH/West Basin Municipal Water District
Working with MWH, Trussell Tech has been retained along with the University of Southern California to develop and conduct a comprehensive monitoring program for stormwater impacts on the SWRO treatment process and resulting permeate water quality, and marine phytoplankton and biotoxin production impacts on the SWRO process and resulting permeate water quality. The monitoring program will develop real-time monitoring surrogates and utilize state-of-the-art technologies to demonstrate the public health and operational significance of these events. The algal toxin information generate by the project is novel both in the context of seawater desalination, as well as in the context of fundamental research in marine biology and oceanography. Trussell Tech has developed the stormwater monitoring program and is coordinating the RO testing related to the algal toxins identified for study by USC.