Research Center (Water ARC®)
Applied Research by Design
Aging infrastructure, stringent water quality and discharge requirements, and emerging constituents are driving water and wastewater agencies, municipalities, and private companies to seek out different and better solutions for dealing with the impacts of these challenges. Carollo’s Water Applied Research Center in Boise, Idaho, is tackling these issues head on.
Water ARC® performs a full range of applied research services that allows our clients to explore viable solutions, confirm efficacy, and meet regulatory requirements, reducing risk and improving efficiency. Whether improving existing processes and technologies or minimizing risks for early adopters of new technologies, Water ARC® is equipped to deliver a full range of applied research services.
Water ARC® Services
- Laboratory-based bench treatability testing
- Field analytical testing
- Pilot testing
- Demonstration testing
- Proof of concept testing
- Equipment design and fabrication
- Quality control
- Data collection, management, and analysis
- Applied research consulting
Bench Treatment Capabilities
- Biological filtration
- Adsorptive media
- Reverse osmosis
- Ultraviolet dsinfection
- Advanced oxidation
- Simulated distribution system tests
- Lead and copper (bench or pipe loop corrosivity)
- PFAS media
- Nutrient removal studies
- Disinfectant dose response
- Organics characterization
- Biogas generation
Water ARC® is what you need it to be.
Water ARC®‘s full-time staff of researchers, laboratory technologists, and mechanical engineers collaborate with Carollo’s design and project teams. Together, we refine our R&D efforts against each client’s specific conditions and project requirements, so that viable alternatives can be thoroughly tried and tested with us before being implemented at the pilot or full scale.
studies since 2018
support applied research
Water ARC® can scale up or down to meet any request
Equipped with a robust inventory of pilot- and demonstration-scale equipment, and with the ability to design and fabricate custom equipment on-site, Water ARC® can simulate any number of client specific conditions and processes, and, in turn, produce reliable high quality results clients can depend on. From single sample tests to multi-treatment processes, Water ARC® can scale up or down to meet any request.
studies and complex analysis
and condition-specific studies, including equipment and tool fabrication
and rapid-response diagnostics and solutions
A new generation
of pilot testing
Suspended Ion Exchange (SIX®) Pilot Project, David L. Tippin Water Treatment Facility
The City of Tampa partnered with Carollo’s Water Applied Research Center (Water ARC®)to provide full-time support for the design and implementation of a dynamic pilot study that evaluated the viability of suspended ion exchange (SIX®) technology, an organics-removal technology previously untested in the U.S. and never used under the current variable TOC conditions presented in the City’s primary water source.
The integration of Water ARC® and our project team led to several benefits less typical of standard pilot studies.