In the event of future drinking water regulatory determinations regarding manganese, what new guidance and opportunities can be explored by water systems for innovative source water treatment and system management to improve the water quality.
This webinar will present an overview of past, present and future manganese treatment research. It will also explore research focusing on the behavior of manganese in the distribution system. The webinar will offer innovative solutions underlying manganese issues for public water systems. Existing treatment is well understood, so the the main goals of the webinar are to update the current issues surrounding manganese management, and to provide potential solutions to manganese issues that have not been previously well understood.
Manganese occurs to varying degrees in virtually all drinking water distribution systems, even those with low or non-detect manganese loading, and can present several risks to utilities and customers. Presentations will discuss the phenomenon of manganese accumulation and release, and summarize the industry’s current understanding of manganese release mechanisms, and strategies that utilities can use to treat, monitor and mitigate manganese in their systems.