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HDR’s Water business group has been selected by the Water Research Foundation to develop a guidance manual
HDR’s Water business group has been selected by the Water Research Foundation to develop a guidance manual that provides utilities with a comprehensive resource for solving water treatment problems from variable levels of manganese in source water.
Two water professionals from HDR’s Denver office will lead the project. Phil Brandhuber, Ph.D., will serve as both principal investigator and project manager and Sarah Clark, P.E., will serve as both a co-principal investigator and the lead writer of the manual, "Guidance for Treatment of Manganese." It is an 18-month project.
Information in the manual will be compiled from the experience of industry experts, a review of the literature, and from case studies of utilities that have broad experience treating and managing variable manganese levels.
The objective of the research is to provide guidance and recommendations to utilities for effective control of variable levels of manganese through source water management and the design and operation of treatment processes. The target audience for this manual is utility operators and design engineers.