Disinfection 2007

Current Practice and Future Trends in Disinfection: Water, Wastewater, Stormwater, Water Reuse and Biosolids

Feb 04, 2007 - Feb 07, 2007
Target groups: technicians, engineers
Category: Conference
The Disinfection Committee of the Water Environment Federation is conducting a sixth specialty conference to be held February 4-7, 2007, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with cosponsorship from the Pennsylvania Water Environment Association (PWEA), the American Water Works Association, the International Water Association, the International Ozone Assocation, and the International Ultraviolet Association. This conference provides a forum for water industry professionals concerned with disinfection needs and technologies.  The conference will focus on all aspects of the disinfection of water, wastewater, reuse water, and biosolids.  Current key disinfection issues include the following: bioterrorism; pathogen detection and treatment; microbial risk assessment; research and application of UV, ozone, and halogens (chlorine, chlorine dioxide, chloramines, etc.); membranes for microbial removal; microbial indicators in distribution systems and the environment; regulatory perspectives (microbial, DBP’s); CSO/SSO; biosolids; disinfection system validation and modeling; research and application of emerging technologies; future trends; infrastructure security and sustainability; and integrated and sustainable disinfection approaches.  The synergy of disinfectants/disinfection techniques and approaches continues to change as our understanding of indicator organisms, pathogens, and disease transmission increases.

Purpose: To provide a forum for an exchange of ideas and experience on the status and future direction of disinfection in water, wastewater, and wastewater reuse.  Specific objectives are as follows:

  1. Elucidate uses and advances in technologies such as UV, chlorination, ozonation, other oxidant disinfection and combined processes.
  2. Examine the role of disinfection for bioterrorism response and remediation in the water and wastewater infrastructure.
  3. Identify treatment and control measures for acute and chronic toxins in water and wastewater.
  4. Provide regulatory updates on the future disinfection standards for water, wastewater, reuse water, and biosolids.
  5. Shed light on the current status and future use of alternative indicators of disinfection efficacy.

Who Should Attend: Engineers and specialists from public water systems, including design and consulting engineers, academics, health officials, wastewater and water treatment plant operators and regulators, graduate students, manufacturers and their representative groups, and the industrial community from both the United States and abroad.
Pittsburgh Hilton
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA


Nancy Bauer


1-703-684-2400 ext. 7010




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