Wi faculty… see opportunities below.

 

From: Margaret Atherton <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Friday, August 2, 2019 4:11 PM
Subject: Water Research Foundation RFPs - various $ - due September 12 and 24

 

Greetings –

 

Corporate and Foundation Relations, in partnership with the Office of Research, is promoting these non-governmental funding opportunities from the Water Research Foundation that may interest you or your colleagues. We are happy to assist potential candidates with proposal development, networking with program staff, or other pre-award activities that could help make an application more competitive.

 

Please note that all projects that have research-related deliverables and associated compliance must be entered into the UFIRST system, so that they may be accurately tracked and monitored by the Division of Sponsored Programs.

 

Water Research Foundation

1.       Successful Implementation of Decentralized Reuse and Treatment Systems (RFP 5040)

DATE: 09/12/2019

AMOUNT: up to $150,000

 

Description: 

To evaluate the experiences of water utilities that have or are currently integrating decentralized reuse

and treatment systems into their portfolios through answering the following questions:

·         What are the key drivers, decision factors, and costs? 

·         How do successfully implemented decentralized systems balance impacts to water quality and quantity, internal operations, relationships with other water agencies and the local government, business community, and general community so as to provide social equity?

 

2.       Guidelines for Optimizing Nutrient Removal Plant Performance (RFP 4973)

DATE: 09/12/2019

AMOUNT: up to $130,000

 

Description: 

The objective of this project is to build on existing work by developing updated operational guidelines for optimizing nutrient removal plant performance. This will be accomplished through additional research or demonstration, and from documented performance for nitrogen and phosphorus removal through the use of tools such as operational best practices, online instrumentation, control capabilities, model-based controls, and smart systems.

 

3.       Analysis of Corrosion Control Treatment for Lead and Copper Control (RFP 5032)

DATE: 09/12/2019

AMOUNT: up to $250,000

 

Description:

To evaluate analysis tools for, and risks from, implementing and/or changing corrosion control treatment (CCT), and to explore the potential impact of various source water or treatment changes to CCT. To develop a framework for how to assess current CCT and under what circumstances CCT should be re-evaluated. Impacts to both lead and copper should be explored.

 

4.       2019 Roadmap Workshop on Prioritizing Permitting and Linkages Research in Water Quality (RFP 5038)

DATE: 09/12/2019

AMOUNT: up to $75,000

 

Description:

The objective of this roadmap workshop is to produce a robust and comprehensive discussion to set research priorities for confirming linkages between receiving water quality, wastewater discharge, and other sources.

 

5.       Impact of Bromate Control Measures on Ozone Oxidation/Disinfection and Downstream Treatment Processes in Potable Reuse (RFP 5035)

DATE: 09/24/2019

AMOUNT: up to $275,000

 

Description:

·         Evaluate the impact of bromate control strategies on ozone oxidation of compounds of emerging concern (CECs).

·         Investigate the impact of bromate control strategies on pathogen inactivation.

·         Investigate the impact of bromate control strategies on the removal of total organic carbon (TOC) and CECs in downstream biofiltration processes.

·         Investigate the impact of bromate control strategies on microbial activity and the need for quenching upstream of biofiltration.

 

6.       Demonstrating the Effectiveness of Flushing for Reducing the Levels of Legionella in Service Lines and Premise Plumbing (RFP 5033)

DATE: 09/24/2019

AMOUNT: up to $200,000 

 

Description:

·         To assess the effectiveness of flushing to reduce the levels of Legionella in service lines and premise plumbing pipes, either as a corrective response or for ongoing maintenance.

·         To evaluate the use of water quality parameters as an indicator for effectiveness of flushing.

·         To develop data-driven guidance on applicability and effectiveness of flushing as a method for Legionella control.

 

7.       Potable Reuse Demonstration Design & Reuse Communication Toolbox (RFP 4979)

DATE: 09/24/2019

AMOUNT: up to $130,000

 

Description:

·         To identify the most effective strategies for integrating public education and engagement elements at demonstration facilities for potable reuse

·         To develop outreach materials that present science and research on potable reuse in general

 

8.       Technical Brief: Compounds of Current and Future Interest and Implications for One Water (RFP 5036)

DATE: 09/24/2019

AMOUNT: up to $75,000

 

Description:

The objective of this project is to develop a technical brief addressing ecological and human health impacts of compounds of emerging concern (CECs)/trace organic compounds (TOrCs) in the One Water context (i.e., wastewater, receiving water, urban stormwater runoff, recycled water, groundwater, and drinking water).

 

9.       Definition of Smart Utility - How to be a Digital Utility and the Framework for an Intelligent Water System (RFP 5039)

DATE: 09/12/2019

AMOUNT: up to $75,000

 

Description:

·         Based on successful application of Intelligent Water Systems (IWS ) approaches, define concepts and components of an effective data-driven, digital utility/smart water system, including culture, management and skill sets.

·         Leverage ongoing advancements in sensor, data management/analytics, and digital communication technologies.

·         Facilitate the use of IWS/data-driven digital utility approaches for optimal management and operation of complex water systems.

 

10.   Occurrence of PFAS Compounds in U.S. Wastewater Treatment Plants (RFP 5031)

DATE: 09/12/2019

AMOUNT: up to $250,000

 

Description:

The objective of this study is to evaluate PFAS occurrence in U.S. wastewater treatment plants and determine the fate of PFAS compounds during wastewater treatment.

 

11.   Evaluation of Existing Source Separated Organic Feedstock Pre-Treatment and Management Practices (RFP 5037)

DATE: 09/24/2019

AMOUNT: up to $150,000

 

Description:

·         Conduct a global literature review and survey on feedstock pre-treatment technologies and management strategies, including the characteristics of the materials resulting from the application of various technologies with a focus on applicability and implementation in the U.S.

·         Evaluate existing pre-treatment technologies and systems including throughput, costs, batch or continuous mode, O&M requirements, footprint, reliability (uptime/downtime), operability, final end product quality, etc., with a focus on municipal wastewater anaerobic digester operability and maintainability.

·         Perform a review of a minimum of six wastewater facility case studies that provide a broad view of the industry and an overview of practical approaches for pre-treatment to help facilities identify appropriate pre-treatment technologies and strategies to meet their needs.

·         Engage with utility subscribers through the relevant LIFT Focus Groups and other LIFT activities.

 

12.   Assessing the Microbial Risks and Potential Impacts from Stormwater Collection and Uses to Establish Appropriate Best Management Practices (RFP 5034)

DATE: 09/24/2019

AMOUNT:  up to $75,000

 

Description:

·         To assess the microbial risks and potential impacts from stormwater collection and onsite reuse to help establish appropriate best management practices for stormwater harvesting/reuse and other stormwater control measures.

·         To better understand the severity of stormwater microbial contamination from fecal indicator bacteria and other pathogens, types and concentration of microbes, as well as growth over time in a variety of common stormwater scenarios.

·         To use the Risk-Based Framework for the Development of Public Health Guidance for Decentralized Non-potable Water Systems (SIWM10C15) to develop a “Roadmap” that can guide utilities/stormwater managers in assessing site-specific microbial risks associated with stormwater collected for intended uses.

·         To synthesize key methods and strategies in assessing baseflow and rain/snowmelt event microbial indicators to aid risk management based on evolving log-reduction pathogen targets

 

Feel free to forward this email to anyone interested.

 

More information is available on the website.

 

Please let me know if I or my colleagues can be of assistance.

 

Best regards,

 

Margaret

 

Margaret Cole Atherton
Executive Director

Corporate and Foundation Relations

University of Florida Advancement

772-713-5074 | [log in to unmask]
1938 W. University Ave., Gainesville, FL 32603
UF Foundation

 

 




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