dss for Reducing EDCs and PPCPs
in Drinking Water

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This web application is a decision support system intended to guide water and wastewater utilities in determining the most cost effective measures for reducing consumer exposure to endocrine disrupting compounds (EDCs), pharmaceuticals, and personal care products (PPCPs) in drinking water. Additionally, the tool provides recommended methods of communicating the hazards of contaminant exposure to the public.

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The Water Research Foundation is an internationally recognized leader in water research that is dedicated to advancing the science of water by sponsoring cutting-edge research and promoting collaboration. Our research provides industry insights and practical solutions to the most complex challenges facing the water community today and into the future.

The challenges to sustaining a clean, reliable, and affordable water supply are substantial and increasing rapidly in the face of burgeoning population growth, frequent and long-lasting droughts, aging treatment and distribution systems, and significant fiscal uncertainties. By sponsoring cutting-edge research and promoting collaboration, the Water Research Foundation helps our subscribers with practical solutions and long-range planning to meet those challenges.

WRF works with a variety of professional partners to identify, prioritize, fund, manage, and communicate scientifically sound research across the globe. Since 1966, we have managed more than 1,000 high-impact research studies valued at more than $500 million. WRF is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that carefully invests research dollars from more than 950 subscribing organizations in the U.S. and abroad to tackle an array of issues related to water.

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Treatment Technologies

Treatment Technologies used in WRF DSS system  
TreatmentTechnology
Coagulation with Alum
Coagulation with Ferric Chloride
Softening
PAC
Cl2 with pH 5.5
Conventional Treatment with Biofiltration
Cl2 with ambient pH
NH2CL
O3
O3/H2O2
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Contaminants

Contaminants considered in WRF DSS system
Contaminant
Phenytoin
DEET
Meprobamate
Iopromide
TCPP
Oxybenzone
Triclosan
17b-estradiol
Estrone
Ethinyl estradiol
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