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Modeling Occurrence and Assessing Public Perceptions of De Facto Wastewater Reuse across the USA

Abstract The National Research Council 2011 report lists quantifying the extent of de facto (or unplanned) potable reuse in the U.S. as the top research need associated with assessing the potential for expanding the nations water supply through reuse of municipal wastewater. Efforts to identify the significance and potential health impacts of de facto water reuse are impeded by out dated information regarding the contribution of municipal wastewater effluent to potable water supplies. This project aims to answer this research need. The overall goal of the this project is to quantify the extent of de facto reuse by developing a model that estimates the amount of wastewater effluent that is present within drinking water treatment plants; and to use th... (more)
Created Date 2014
Contributor Rice, Jacelyn J (Author) / Westerhoff, Paul (Advisor) / Abbaszadegan, Morteza (Committee member) / Vivoni, Enrique (Committee member) / Wutich, Amber (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Environmental engineering / Social research / De Facto Reuse / Drinking Water / Geospatial Analysis / Point-Source Pollution / Public Acceptance / Public Perceptions
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 250 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Civil and Environmental Engineering 2014
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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