The overall objective of this project is to assess and evaluate the potential application of ozone nanobubbles (NBs) for water treatment. The specific objectives of this study are:
- Examine the behavior and performance of ozone NBs with the preferred ozone dissolution technique
- Perform comparative side-by-side studies between ozone NBs and conventional ozone application methods (e.g., fine bubble diffusion, side stream injection, static mixers, etc.)
- Assess how different water quality parameters, such as pH, temperature, and water composition, influence the effectiveness of ozone NBs for removal of various contaminants (e.g., physical, chemical, microbial)
- Assess the potential for bromate formation during ozonation using NBs
- Investigate the scalability and cost-effectiveness of ozone NBs technology as compared to conventional ozone dissolution techniques
- Applicants may request up to $350,000 in WRF funds for this project.
- Project Duration: The anticipated period of performance for this project is 24–36 months from the contract start date.
- While specific deliverables may vary depending on the proposed research project, here are a few examples of potential deliverables:
- Research report
- Literature review
- Webcast, conference presentation, etc.
- Peer-reviewed journal article
- Fact sheet, case study, white paper if applicable.
- The specific deliverables should align with the proposed research project. This RFP encourages proposers to suggest innovative and relevant deliverables that can effectively communicate and disseminate the research outcomes to maximize the impact of the study.
- Proposals will be accepted from both U.S.-based and non-U.S.-based entities, including educational institutions, research organizations, governmental agencies, and consultants or other for-profit entities.
- Researchers who are late on any ongoing WRF-sponsored studies without approved no-cost extensions are not eligible to be named participants in any proposals.
- WRF encourages participation from water utilities and other organizations in WRF research. Participation can occur in a variety of ways, including direct participation, in-kind contributions, or in-kind services.
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