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Friday, October 11 • 10:00am - 10:30am
Optimizing Treatment to Mitigate Corrosion in the Distribution System

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This presentation focuses on water quality characteristics affecting distribution system corrosion that are altered by water treatment processes. Oxidants used for iron/manganese removal and disinfection impact the oxidation/reduction potential, metal salt coagulants impact pH, lime softening chemicals impact pH and buffer capacity, and nanofiltration/reverse osmosis impact pH and dissolved solids. When these processes are optimized for their specific treatment objectives, the resulting water chemistry can impact corrosiveness. This presentation will describe these water chemistry impacts and outline treated water chemistry adjustments to mitigate corrosion impacts in the distribution system.


Delvin DeBoer

Special Projects Engineer, Advanced Engineering and Environmental Services (AE2S)
Dr. DeBoer has a BSCE and MS in Engineering from South Dakota State University and Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from Iowa State University. Dr. DeBoer served on the Faculty in the Civil Engineering Department at SDSU for 31 years, and has been employed as a Special Projects... Read More →

Friday October 11, 2019 10:00am - 10:30am MDT
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