Environmental Systems Engineering Institute
WATER QUALITY ENGINEERING RESEARCH

Dr. Steven Duranceau

Professor and Director of the Environmental Systems Engineering Institute

Room: Engr I 415
Phone: (407) 823-1440
E-mail: Steven.Duranceau@ucf.edu

EDUCATION

Ph.D. Environmental Engineering
University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL – 1990

M.S. Industrial Chemistry
University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL – 1987

B.S. Chemistry
Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL – 1983

RESEARCH AREAS OF SPECIALTY

  1. Water quality chemistry.
  2. Physico-chemical and microbiological processes:
    • Aeration and oxidation,
    • Membranes,
    • Activated carbon,
    • Ion-exchange,
    • Disinfection,
    • Stabilization,
    • Corrosion control,
    • Distribution system biofilms.
  3. Desalination process operation troubleshooting and analysis.
  4. Water distribution system infrastructure.
  5. Blending of alternative water supplies.

Dr. Duranceau is a Professor of Environmental Engineering in the Civil, Environmental and Construction Engineering Department at the University of Central Florida (UCF) in Orlando, Florida. He is also Director of the Environmental Systems Engineering Institute. Dr. Duranceau instructs aquatic chemistry, Physico-chemical process engineering, laboratory procedures, senior design for water treatment, and general environmental engineering coursework. Dr. Duranceau has supervised a number of Doctoral and Master’s students that have conducted research in Florida, Georgia, California, and the Cayman, Hawaiian and Marianas Islands.

Dr. Duranceau is a recognized authority in potable water quality engineering and advanced treatment operations, with specific recognition in membrane processes for water treatment. Dr. Duranceau has also contributed to the understanding of corrosion control in water distribution systems, such as the impacts of stray current on water quality, pipe integrity and shock hazard. Additional corrosion studies contributed to the understanding of cross-connection control and the impact of fire sprinkler systems on water systems.

Dr. Duranceau was one of the first professional engineers to demonstrate the design and operation of interstage energy recovery turbines within high-salinity brackish groundwater reverse osmosis facilities. He has reviewed emergency management plans related to drinking water system vulnerabilities for several municipal governments over the years. He was the principal engineer-in-charge of the U.S. Navy’s water system vulnerability assessment on the island of Guam in the Marianas Islands.

Dr. Duranceau is a registered professional engineer in the state of Florida. For the 16-year period prior to joining UCF, Dr. Duranceau worked for a national design engineering corporation. His professional experience includes directing design projects, conducting water quality and treatment engineering studies, and implementing bench and pilot-scale process studies. He also directed and served as engineer-of-record for the preliminary design, design, permitting, and construction observation services for the construction and operation of advanced water treatment plants for drinking water purposes.

LIST OF PUBLICATIONS

[Note: “*” denotes graduate student co-author; “¥” denotes undergraduate student co-author]

REFEREED CHAPTERS IN EDITED BOOKS

  1. Duranceau, S.J.  “Charting the Future Course for Reverse Osmosis and Nanofiltration Membranes:  Opportunities and Challenges.” Chapter 9 in Efficient Desalination by Reverse Osmosis. London, UK: IWA Publishing (In Press).
  2. Duranceau, S.J. and J.S Taylor, “Chapter 11 Membrane Processes” in Water Quality and Treatment, 6th Edition. Ed. J. K. Edzwald. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill; p. 11-1 to 11-106 (2010).
  3. Duranceau, S.J. “Principles and Practice for Upgrading Older Desalting Facilities” in Desalination of Seawater and Brackish Water. Ed. W.C. Lauer. Denver, CO: AWWA; p. 503-513 (2006).
  4. Taylor, J.S. and S.J. Duranceau. “Membrane Case Studies: Past, Present and Future” in Membrane Technology in Water and Wastewater Treatment. Ed. P. Hillis. Published by the Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge, UK; MPG Books Ltd, Bodmin, Cornwall; p. 1-24 (2000).

REFEREED BOOKS ASSIGNED ISBN NUMBERS

  1. Bell, J.L.S., G.C. Woods-Chabane, G.E.C. Bell and S.J. Duranceau. Scoping Study to Review the Contributions of Corrosion to Chromium in Drinking Water. Denver, CO: Water Research Foundation. (2016). 64 pages. ISBN 978-1-60573-275-6.
  2. Netcher* A.C. and S.J. Duranceau. Pretreatment of Low Alkalinity Organic-Laden Surface Water Prior to a Coagulation-Ultrafiltration Membrane Process. Denver, CO: Water Research Foundation (2015). 239 pages. ISBN 978-1-60573-223-7.
  3. DuranceauJ.; R.J. Pfeiffer-Wilder*, S.A. Douglas*, N. Peña-Holt¥; I.C. Watson. Post-Treatment Stabilization of Desalted Permeate. Denver, CO: Water Research Foundation (2011). 201 pages.
  4. Ellison, D., F. Sever, P. Oram, W. Lovins, A. Romer, S.J. Duranceau, and G.E.C. Bell. Global Review of Spray-On Structural Lining Technologies. Denver CO: Water Research Foundation and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. (2010). 157 pages.
  5. Duranceau, S.J., D. Townley and G.E.C. Bell. Optimizing Corrosion Control in Water Distribution Systems. Denver, CO: Awwa Research Foundation and AWWA (2004). 271 pages.
  6. Rommelmann, D., S.J. Duranceaual. Industrial Water Quality Requirements for Reclaimed Water. Denver, CO: Awwa Research Foundation and AWWA (2004). 99 pages.
  7. Romer, A.E., G.E.C. Bell, S.J. Duranceau and S. Forman. External Corrosion Control for Buried Water Mains. Denver, CO: Awwa Research Foundation and AWWA (2004). 143 pages.
  8. Duranceau, S.J. Membrane Practices for Water Treatment. AWWA Trends in Water Series. Denver, CO: AWWA (2001). 589 pages.
  9. Ellison, D., with S.J. Duranceau al. Investigation of Pipe Cleaning Methods. Denver, CO: Awwa Research Foundation and American Water Works Association (2003). 140 pages.
  10. Duranceau, J., J.V. Foster, J. Poole. Impact of Wet-Pipe Fire Sprinkler Systems on Drinking Water Quality.  Denver, CO: American Water Works Association (1998). 392 pages.
  11. Taylor, J.S., C.R. Reiss*, P.S. Jones*, K.E. Morris*, T.L. Lyn*, D.K. Smith, L.A. Mulford, and S.J. Reduction of Disinfection By-Product Precursors by Nanofiltration.  EPA/600/SR-92/023.  Cincinnati, OH:  USEPA-RREL, April (1992).
  12. Duranceau, J.; G.E.C. Bell; and M.J. Schiff. Effects of Electrical Grounding on Pipe Integrity and Shock Hazard. Denver, CO: American Water Works Association (1996). 220 pages.
  13. Taylor, J.S., S.J. Duranceau, L.A. Mulford, D.K. Smith, W.M. Barrett*. Synthetic Organic Compound Rejection by Nanofiltration. EPA/600/S2-89/023. Cincinnati, OH: USEPA-RREL., January (1990).
  14. Taylor, J.S., L.A. Mulford, W.M. Barrett*, S.J. Duranceau, and D.K. Smith. Cost and Performance of Membranes for Organic Control in Small Systems:  Flagler Beach and Punta Gorda, FL.  EPA/600/S-2/89/022.  Cincinnati, OH:  USEPA-RREL, January (1990).
  15. Duranceau, S.J. Modeling of Mass Transfer and Synthetic Organic Compound Removal in a Membrane Softening Process.  Doctoral Dissertation, University of Central Florida, Orlando (1990).
  16. Taylor, J.S., S.J. Duranceau, M. Barrett*, and J.F. Goigel*. Assessment of Potable Water Membrane Applications and Research Needs. Denver, CO: WRF. Dec. (1989). 164 pages.
  17. Duranceau, S.J. The Reaction of 2-Arylprop-1-en-3-yltrimethyammonium Iodides with Sulfur Nucleophiles and Useful Synthetic Applications of these Adducts. Master’s Thesis, University of Central Florida, Orlando (1987)

REFEREED JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

  1. Higgins*, C.J. and S.J. Duranceau.+Modeling the mass transfer of 1,4-dioxane in a nanofiltration membrane process.” Desalination and Water Treatment. 191 1-10 (2020). DOI: 10.5004/dwt.2020.25890; Published: July 2020 (IF=1.320).
  2. Cormier*, J.A. and S.J. Duranceau+. “Comparison of a modified and transitional rapid infiltration basin for treatment of nutrients in wastewater effluent.” Water Environment Research. 92(3): 441-454 (2020). DOI: 10.1002/wer.1203. Published Mar. 2020. (IF=1.240).
  3. Rodriguez*, A.B. and S.J. Duranceau+. “Evaluating the effect of periodic disinfectant type transitions on the corrosion rate of common distribution system metals.Desalination and Water Treatment. 170: 11-23. (2019). DOI: 10.5004/dwt.2019.24801. Published Dec. 2019 (IF=1.234)
  4. Rodriguez*, A.B. and S.J. Duranceau+. “Using Organic Surrogates to Manage Unit Operations for Disinfection Byproducts Control.AWWA Water Science. (2019). DOI: 10.1002/aws2.1137; Published: Apr. 2019 (IF=0.599).
  5. Munshi*, F.M., J. Church*, R. McLean*, A.H.M.A. Sadmani, S.J. Duranceau, and W. Hyoung-Lee+. “Dewatering Algae Using an Aquaporin-Based Polyethersulfone Forward Osmosis Membrane.” Separation and Purification Technology. 204: 154-161 (2018). (DOI:10.1016/j.seppur.2018.04.077); Published: Oct. 2018 (IF=3.359).
  6. Yonge*, D.T., P.G. Biscardi* and S.J. Duranceau+. “Modeling Ionic Strength Effects on Hollow-Fiber Nanofiltration Membrane Mass Transfer.Membranes. 8(3): 37 (2018). DOI: 10.3390/membranes8030037; Published: Sep 2018 (IF=2.69).
  7. Yonge*, D.T. and S.J. Duranceau+. “Cost and performance of a hollow-fiber loose nanofiltration membrane pilot-plant for aerated groundwater treatment.” Desalination and Water Treatment. 124 1-10 (2018). DOI: 10.5004/dwt.2018.22825; Published: Aug 2018 (IF=1.631).
  8. Sandhu*, D., A. Singh, S.J. Duranceau, B.H. Nam, T. Mayo and D.B. Wang+. “Fate and transport of radioactive gypsum stack water entering the Floridan aquifer due to a sinkhole collapse.” Scientific Reports. 8: 11439 (2018). DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-29541-0; Published: Jul 30 2018 (IF=4.609)
  9. Yoakum*, B.A. and S.J. Duranceau+. “Using Existing Cascade Tray Aeration Infrastructure to Strip Total Trihalomethanes American Water Works Assoc. 10(6): E2-E12 (2018). DOI: 10.1002/awwa.1040; Published: Jun 2018 (IF=0.599).
  10. Yoakum*, B. and S.J. Duranceau. “Using Oxidation-Reduction Potential to Manage Media Filters Treating Sulfide-laden Groundwater.” Desalination and Water Treatment. 101; 1-6. (2018). (Accepted Jan. 2, 2018; DOI:10.50004/dwt.2018.21874). (IF=1.631).
  11. Hudgins, J., N. Lambert, S.J. Duranceau and J. R. Butler. “Assessing the Spatial Pattern of Iron in Well Water from a Small Central Florida Community.” J. Water and Health. 16:1, 93-101 (2018). (DOI:10.2166/wh.2017.157). (IF=1.041).
  12. Reed*, E.M., D. Wang and S.J. Duranceau. “Evaluating Nitrate Management in the Volusia Blue Spring Springshed. Environmental Engineering. 144:3 05018001(1-9). (2018). (Published online January 9, 2018; DOI: 10.1061(ASCE)EE.1943-7870.0001324). (IF=0.403).
  13. Myers-O’Farrell*, S. and S.J. Duranceau. (2017). “Addressing Corrosion Control and Valve Tuberculation in a Water Distribution System Supplied by a Silica-Laden Groundwater.Journal of Urban Water. 15:1, 39-45 (2018). (DOI: 10.1080/1573062X.2017.1364776). (IF=2.658).
  14. Biscardi*, P.G. and S.J. Duranceau. “Preozonation effects on organic foulants in a coagulation-ultrafiltration membrane process.” American Water Works Association (2017). 109:2 15-23 (DOI: 10.5942/jawwa.2017.109.0013). (IF=0.960).
  15. Reed*, E.M., D. Wang and S.J. Duranceau. “Modeling anthropogenic boron in groundwater flow and discharge at Volusia Blue Spring (Florida, USA).” Hydrogeology J. (2017). 25: 91 (On-line August 26, 2016; DOI: 10.1007/s10040-016-1461-4). (IF=2.109).
  16. Jeffery-Black*, S., S.J. Duranceau, and C. Franco. “Caffeine Removal and Mass Transfer in a Nanofiltration Membrane Process.” Desalination and Water Treatment. 59: 1-10 (2017) (DOI:10.5004/dwt.2017.11466). (IF=1.631).
  17. Reed*, E.M. and S.J. “Chemical and isotopic composition of nitrogen and boron in septic tank wastewater samples.” Environmental Earth Sciences. 75:1470. (2016). (On-line November 25, 2016; DOI 10:1007/ s12665-016-6283-0). (IF=1.765).
  18. Sandhu*, D., A. Singh, N. Fan, D. Wang and S.J. Duranceau. “Hydro-geomorphic response of Everglades to changing climate and anthropogenic activities.” Journal of Hydrology. 543: 861-872 (2016). (On-line November 5, 2016; DOI: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2016.11.004). (IF=3.043).
  19. Jeffery-Black*, S. and S.J. Duranceau. “The influence of solute polarizability and molecular volume on the rejection of trace organics in loose nanofiltration membrane processes.Desalination and Water Treatment. 57:29059-29069 (2016). (On-line October 19, 2016; DOI: 1080/19443994.2016.1201013). (IF=1.272).
  20. Biscardi*, P.G. and S.J. Duranceau. “Monitoring the fate of fluorescing substances recycled in ultrafiltration process backwash water.” Journal of Water Supply: Research and Technology-Aqua (2016). (On-line September 29, 2016; DOI: 10.2166/aqua.2016.031). (IF=0.78).
  21. Biscardi*, P.G. and S.J. Duranceau. “Ultrafiltration fouling reduction with the pilot-scale application of ozone preceding coagulation, flocculation, and sedimentation for surface water treatment.” Desalination and Water Treatment. 57: 27433-27440 (2016). (On-line May 4, 2016); DOI:10.1080/19443994.2016.1180266). (IF=1.272).
  22. Jeffery-Black*, S., and S.J. Duranceau. “Mass Transfer and Transient Response Time of a Split-Feed Nanofiltration Pilot Unit.” Desalination and Water Treatment. 57: 25388-25390 (2016). (On-line March 25, 2016; DOI:10.1080/19443994.2016.1155498). (IF=1.272).
  23. Hall*, C.; E.R. LaBerge* and S.J. Duranceau. “Comparing Potassium Permanganate, Chlorine Dioxide, and Chlorine Oxidation for Manganese Control of a Volcanic Island Surface Water Treated with a Conventional Coagulation, Sedimentation, and Filtration Process.” Desalination and Water Treatment. 57: 14355-14363 (2016). (On-line Feb. 22, 2016; DOI: 10.1080/
    2016.1152568
    ). (IF=1.272)
  24. Netcher*, A.C. and S.J. Duranceau. “Modeling the Improvement of Ultrafiltration Membrane Mass Transfer when using Biofiltration Pretreatment in Surface Water Applications.” Water Research. 90: 258-264. (2016). DOI:10.1016/j.watres.2015.12.038 (IF=5.528).
  25. Mani*, P.D.; S. Saraf; V. Singh; M. Real-Robert; A. Vijayakumar; S.J. Duranceau; S. Seal; and K.R. Coffey. “Ionic Conductivity of Bias Sputtered Lithium Phosphorous Oxy-nitride Thin Films.” Solid State Ionics. 287: 48-59 (2016). DOI:10.1016/j.ssi.2016.01.046 (IF=2.561).
  26. Duranceau, S.J., P.G. Biscardi*, D.K. Barnhill*. “Screening the Toxicity of Phosphorous-removal Adsorbents Using a Bioluminescence Inhibition Test.” Environmental Toxicology.
    31(4): 489-495. (2016). Article online on 28 OCT 2014, DOI:10.1002/tox.22062 (IF=3.197).
  27. Duranceau, S.J. and C.T. Smith*. “Trihalomethane Formation Downstream of Spray Aerators Disinfecting Groundwater.” American Water Works Association. 108(2): E77-E89 (2016). DOI:10.5942/jawwa.2016.108.0007 (IF=0.86).
  28. Yonge*, D.T., Duranceau, S.J. and P.G. Biscardi*. “Comparing Hydrolyzing to Prehydrolyzed Coagulants for Treatment of a Florida Slough.Journal of Environmental Engineering. 142(2): 04015059-04015059-11. Feb. (2016). DOI:10.1061/(ASCE)EE.1943-7870.0001021. (IF=1.267).
  29. Duranceau, S.J. and P.G. Biscardi*. “Comparing adsorptive media use for the direct treatment of phosphorous-impaired surface water.Journal of Environmental Engineering 141(8): 04015012-1 to 04015012-5. Aug (2015). DOI:10.1061/(ASCE)EE.1943-7870.0000951. (IF=1.22).
  30. Tharamapalan*, J., S.J. Duranceau. “Canary in a Membrane-A Sentinel Against Membrane Scaling.” American Water Works Association. 106 (2): E66 – E75 (2014). DOI:10.5942/jawwa. 2014.106.0004. (IF=0.516).
  31. Heider, E.C.; K. Trieu; V.Diaz; K. Chumbimuni; A.D. Campiglia; S.J. Duranceau. An Indium Tin Oxide Electrode Modified with Gold Nanorods for Use in Potential-Controlled Surface Plasmon Resonance Studies. Microchimica Acta. 180:1013-1020(2013).1007/s00604-013-1017-4(IF=3.719).
  32. Fang*, Y. and S.J. Duranceau. “Effect of Surface Morphology on RO and Nanofiltration Membrane Fouling Behavior.” Membranes. 3: 196-225 (2013). DOI:10.3390/membranes3030196.
  33. Fang*, Y. and S.J. Duranceau. “Comparison of Non-Homogeneous and Homogeneous Mass Transfer in Reverse Osmosis Membrane Processes.” Desalination and Water Treatment. 51(34-36): 6444-6458 (2013). DOI:10.1080/19443994.2013.822170. (IF=0.988).
  34. Fang*, Y. and S.J. Duranceau. “Modeling Mass Transfer Using Surface Morphology in Full-Scale RO Membrane Processes.Desalination & Water Treatment. 51(34-36): 6459-6471 (2013). DOI:10.1080/19443994.2013.822171. (IF=0.988).
  35. Boyd*, C. and S.J. Duranceau. “Membrane Filtration System Fouling Evaluation Using a Novel Transmembrane Pressure (TMP) Balance Approach.” Membrane Science. 446: 456-464 (2013). DOI:10.1016/j.memsci.2013.06.057. (IF=4.908).
  36. Tharamapalan, J.*; C.C. Boyd*; and S.J. Duranceau. “3 – Step Approach Towards Evaluation and Elimination of Acid Use in Pre-Treatment for a Brackish Water RO Process. of Environmental Management. 124: 115-120 (2013). DOI:10.1016/j.jenvman.2013.03.038. (IF=3.188).
  37. Boyd*, C.; S.J. Duranceau; and J. Tharamapalan*. “Impact of Carboxylic Acid Ultrafiltration Recycle Streams on Coagulation.” Journal of Water Supply: Research and Technology AQUA. DOI:10.2166/aqua.2012.005 (2012). (IF=0.573).
  38. Duranceau, S.J.; R.J. Wilder*; and S. Douglas*. “Guidance and Recommendations for Post-Treatment of Desalted Water.” American Water Works Association. DOI:10.2166/wpt.2012.041. 104 (9). September; E510-E520 (2012). DOI:10.5942/jawwa.2012.104.0119. (IF=0.627).
  39. Boyd*, C. and S.J. Duranceau. “Assessing and Maintaining Membrane Performance in a Post-Sedimentation Ultrafiltration Process.” Water Practice and Treatment. 7(2): 1-8 (2012). DOI:10.2166/wpt.2012.041.
  40. Duranceau, S.J., H.R. Palmer* and R.J. Wilder*. “Bottled Water Storage Location and Its Impact on Bacteriological Quality.International Journal of Environmental Health Research. 22(6):543-59 (2012). DOI:10.1080/09603123.2012.677999. (IF=1.203).
  41. Duranceau,J. and J.O. Faborode*. “Predictive Modeling of Sulfide Removal in Tray Aerators.” J. American Water Works Association. Vol. 104, No. 2; E127-E135 (2012). DOI:10.5942/jawwa.2012.104.0027. (IF=0.627).
  42. Duranceau, S.J.; R.J. Pfeiffer-Wilder*; and S. Douglas*. “A Survey of Desalted Permeate Post-Treatment Strategies.” Desalination and Water Treatment. Vol. 37; 185-199 (2012). (IF=0.852).
  43. Duranceau, S.J.; W.J. Johnson* and R.J. Pfeiffer-Wilder*. “Test Method for Studying the Effects of Stray Current on the Integrity of Continuous & Discontinuous Rebars.Experimental Techniques. 135; 53-58 (2011). DOI:10.1111/j.1747-1567.2010.00656.x. (IF=0.257).
  44. Lintereur*, P.A.; S.J. Duranceau; and J.S. Taylor. “Sodium Silicate Impacts on Copper Release in a Potable Water Comprised of Ground, Surface and Desalted Sea Water Supplies.” Desalination and Water Treatment. Vol. 30; 348-360 (2011). (IF=0.614).
  45. Duranceau,J. and V.M. Trupiano*. “Evaluation of Oxidized Media Filtration for Removing Sulfides from Groundwater.”  Desalination and Water Treatment. Vol. 28; 366-377 (2011). DOI:10/5004/dwt.2011.2571. (IF=0.614).
  46. Duranceau,J. “Determination of Total Iodide in Seawater Permeate.” Desalination. 261; 251-254 (2010).10.1016/j.desal.2010.06.039. (IF=1.851).
  47. Lintereur*, P.A.; S.J. Duranceau; J.S. Taylor, E.D. Stone. “Sodium Silicate Impacts on Lead Release in a Blended Potable Water Distribution SystemDesalination and Water Treatment. Vol. 16, 427-438 (2010). DOI:10.5004/dwt.2010.1477. (IF=0.752).
  48. Stone*, E.D., S.J. Duranceau, P. Lintereur* and J.S. Taylor. “Effects of Orthophosphate Corrosion Inhibitor on Lead in Blended Water Quality Environments.” Desalination and Water Treatment. Vol. 13, 348-355 (2010). DOI:10.5004/dwt.2010.1231. (IF=0.752).
  49. Alshehri*, A.A., S.J. Duranceau, J.S. Taylor and E.D. Stone*. “Investigating Iron Release in Distribution Systems with Blend Variations of Source Waters and Phosphate Inhibitors.” Desalination and Water Treatment. Vol. 8, 211-220 (2009). (IF=0.752).
  50. Stone*, E.D., S.J. Duranceau,S. Taylor. “Effect of Orthophosphate Corrosion Inhibitor on Copper in Blended Water Quality Environment.” Desal. Water Treat. 8:154-162 (2009). (IF=0.752).
  51. Duranceau, S.J. “Modeling the Permeate Transient Response to Perturbations from Steady-State in a Nanofiltration Process.” Desalination and Water Treatment. Vol. 1: 7-16 (2009). (IF=0.752) 

NON-REFEREED JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

  1. Duranceau, S.J., A.B. Rodriguez, C.J. Higgins, R. Wilder, S. Myers-O’Farrell, S.J. Black, and B.A. Yoakum. “Use of Pre-corroded Linear Polarization Probes and Coupons for Conducting Corrosion Control Studies.” Florida Water Resources Journal. 69(12): 22-29 (2018).
  2. Duranceau, S.J. “Treatment of Organic-Laden Surface Water for Total Organic Carbon.” Florida Water Resources Journal. 66(11); 46-52 (2014).
  3. Yonge*, D.T. and S.J. Duranceau. “Comparing Aluminum and Iron Coagulants to Remove Organic Carbon, Color & Turbidity from a Florida Slough.” Florida Water Resources J. 65 (11); 4-9 (2013).
  4. Boyd*, C. and S.J. Duranceau. “Dynamic Operation of Ultrafiltration Membranes for Potable Water Production.” Florida Water Resources Journal. 65(11); 38-43 (2013).
  5. Duranceau, S.J. and J. Tharamapalan*. “Optimizing a Community’s Fresh and Brackish Water Supplies with an Aeration, Ion-Exchange and Reverse Osmosis Treatment Portfolio.” Florida Water Resources Journal. 65(9); 24-30 (2013).
  6. Roque*, J.C, J. Tharamapalan* and SJ. Duranceau. “The Canary in a Membrane Process: An Alternative for Scale Monitoring.” Florida Water Resources Journal. 64(11); 10-16 (2012).
  7. Wilder*, R.J. and S.J. Duranceau. “Evaluating In-Plant Infrastructure Corrosion After Replacing Lime Softening with Nanofiltration and Blending with Reverse Osmosis and Ion-Exchange Process Water.Florida Water Resources Journal. 64(10); 42-55 (2012).
  8. Duranceau, S.J. “Emergence of Forward Osmosis and Pressure-Retarded Osmotic Processes for Drinking Water Treatment.” Florida Water Resources Journal. 64(7); 32-36 (2012).
  9. Boyd*, C.C., S.J. Duranceau, Nemeth-Harn, and J. Harn. “Pilot Testing of a New Ultrafiltration Membrane for Treatment of Manatee County’s Surface Water Supply.” Florida Water Resources Journal. 63(11); 12-20 (2011).
  10. Duranceau,J., V.M. Trupiano*, M. Lowenstine, S. Whidden, and J. Hopp. “Innovative Hydrogen Sulfide Treatment Methods: Moving Beyond Packed Tower Aeration.” Florida Water Resources Journal. 62(7); 4-14 (2010).
  11. Duranceau, S.J. “Desalination Post-Treatment Considerations.” Florida Water Resources Journal. 61(11): 29-33 (2009).
  12. Duranceau, S.J., W.A. Lovins and R.M. Powell. “Chloramines and Coliform: Should You Be Concerned?Florida Water Resources Journal. 58(7): 52-57 (2006).
  13. Lovins, W.A.; S.J. Duranceau, R. Powell, J. Voorhees. “Experiences with Blending Multiple Source Waters into a Common Distribution System.” Florida Water Res. J. 57(3): 31-35 (2005).
  14. Duranceau, S.J. and L.R. Henthorne. “Membrane Pretreatment for Seawater Reverse Osmosis Desalination.” Florida Water Resources Journal. 56(11): 33-37 (2004).
  15. Lovins, W.A.; S.J. Duranceau, T. King and S. Medeiros. “Trumping Hydrogen Sulfide.” Water Environment & Technology. 16(3): 37-41 (2004)
  16. Lovins, W.A.; S.J. Duranceau, R.M. Gonzalez and J.S. Taylor. “Optimization of the Peace River/Manasota Conventional Coagulation Water Supply Facility.”  Florida Water Resources Journal.  54(11), 20-27 (2002).
  17. Duranceau, J., et. al. “Comparison of Hollow-Fiber and Spiral-Wound Technologies on a Brackish Ground Water.” Florida Water Resources Journal, 52 (1), 26-33 (2000).
  18. Duranceau, J., et. al. “Interstage Turbine: Innovative Use for Energy Recovery and Enhanced Water Production at a Membrane Desalting Facility.”  International Desalination & Water Reuse Quarterly, 8(4), 34-40 (1999).
  19. Duranceau, J., et. al. “Grounding Can Affect Water Quality.” Florida Water Resources Journal, 49(2), 34-46 (1997).
  20. Duranceau, S.J. “Math for Membrane Processes.” Florida Water Resources J. 46(9), 26-28 (1994).
  21. Duranceau, S.J., and E. Melear. “Balancing Multiple Water Quality Requirements of the Safe Drinking Water Act.” Florida Water Resources Journal. 46(7), 22-25 (1994).

PATENTS

  • U.S. Patent 7081205 . Mobile Desalination Plants and Systems, and Methods for Producing Desalinated Water. Inventors: A.W. Gordon; CR Cushing; SJ Duranceau; JM Cavanaugh. Assignee: Water Standard Company, L.L.C. Filed 7/30/03 Issued: July 25, 2006.
  • South African Patent 03684. Mobile Desalination Plants and Systems, and Methods for Producing Desalinated Water. International Classification CO2F 1/00. Application No. ZA20050003-684 200505059. Publication No. ZA200503684. Inventors: A.W. Gordon; C.R. Cushing; S.J. Duranceau; J.M. Cavanaugh. Assignee: Water Standard Company, L.L.C., September 6, 2005.
  • South Korean Patent 1020057006197. Mobile Desalination Plants and Systems, and Methods for Producing Desalinated Water. Inventors: A.W. Gordon; CR Cushing; SJ Duranceau; JM Cavanaugh. Assignee: Water Standard Company, L.L.C. Issued: August 26, 2005.
  • Canadian Patent 2,501,413.Mobile Desalination Plants and Systems, and Methods for Producing Desalinated Water. Inventors: A.W. Gordon; C.R. Cushing; S.J. Duranceau; J.M. Cavanaugh. Assignee: Water Standard Company, L.L.C.; August 25, 2005.
  • Chinese Patent CN 1714048 A. Mobile Desalination Plants and Systems, and Methods for Producing Desalinated Water. Publication WO2004033372. CO2F 1/00. Inventors: A.W. Gordon; C.R. Cushing; S.J. Duranceau; J.M. Cavanaugh. Assignee: WSC, L.L.C.; April 22, 2004.

RECOGNITION AND AWARDS

  • 2019 Water Quality Award. Water Quality Person of the Year Award. Southeast Desalting Association. Southeast Desalting Association 2019 Annual Spring Symposium Racing into Membranes. The Shores Resort & Spa, Daytona Beach, FL (June 2-5, 2019)
  • 2015 College of Engineering and Computer Science Distinguished Researcher Award.
  • 2015 Civil Environmental and Construction Engineering Distinguished Researcher Award.
  • 2015 Emeritus Director Recipient; American Membrane Technologies Association.
  • 2013-2014 UCF Teaching Incentive Program Award in recognition of outstanding teaching performance (April 28, 2014).
  • 2013 Best Paper (as a co-Author), Florida Section – American Water Works Association Fall 2013 ConferenceComparing Anion Exchange Resins for Sulfate and DBP Precursor Removal from Aerated Groundwater Supplies.” Omni Orlando Resort at Champions Gate: Orlando, FL. (December 1-December 5, 2013).
  • 2013 Learning Institute for Elders at UCF, Inc. Competitive Grant Award Winner . for $2,130 for purchase of a Thermo Scientific ä general protocol convection oven (Model 51028064) designed to provide a temperature uniformity of ± 4oC over an oven temperature range of 5oC to 75oC (November 26, 2013).
  • 2013 Corporate Affiliate Board’s Gold Star Award for Faculty Excellence , UCF Civil Environmental & Construction Engineering Department’s Builders of the Realm Ceremony, November 8, 2013.
  • 2013 Recognition & Service Award. American Membrane Technology Association . “In recognition of his commitment to educate and share his wealth of membrane technology knowledge for the advancement of AMTA’s members, students and event attendees. In addition, a special thanks for his service as a Past President and member of the AMTA Board of Directors from 2004 until 2012 and his prior service as a SEDA liaison.
  • 2013 Nomination for Technical Excellence in Academia by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) as part of Reaching for the Stars Central Florida’s Engineer’s Week.
  • 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award – Southeast Desalting Association . “For his dedication and outstanding service in the development and continued support of the organization.” Bonita Springs, FL (June 19, 2012).
  • 2012 Emeritus Director Recipient ; American Membrane Technologies Association (July 2012).
  • 2012 Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award ; University of Central Florida, College of Engineering and Computer Sciences (February 3, 2012).
  • 2011 Best Paper (as a co-Author), Florida Section – American Water Works Association’s Fall 2011 Conference: “Evaluating In-Plant Infrastructure Corrosion after Replacing Lime Softening with Nanofiltration and Blending with Reverse Osmosis and Ion-Exchange Process Water.” Orlando, FL (Nov. 27 – Dec. 1, 2011).
  • 2011 Water Quality Person of the Year , American Membrane Technology Association, “In recognition of his years of hard work on behalf of AMTA, most recently his significant contribution and input to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on the State Guidance Manuals,” Miami Beach, FL (July 20, 2011).
  • 2011 Best Paper Presentation , 2011 AMTA/SEDA Joint Conference and Exposition, “Membranes are the Solution,” Integrating Ultrafiltration within Conventional Coagulation Facilities and the Unintended Consequence of Membrane Maintenance Chemical Entering Conventional Recycle Streams Miami Beach, Florida (July 20, 2011).
  • 2010 Best Paper (as a co-Author), Florida Section – American Water Works Association’s Fall 2010 Conference, “Beta Testing of a New Ultrafiltration Membrane for Treatment of Manatee County’s Surface Water Supply,” Renaissance SeaWorld, Orlando, FL (December 2, 2010).
  • 2010 Certificate of Appreciation, University of Central Florida College of Graduate Studies, “For judging presentations at the Seventh Annual Graduate Research Forum at the University of Central Florida,” (March 30, 2010).
  • 2009 Best Paper (as a co-Author), Florida Section – American Water Works Association’s Fall 2009 Conference, “Innovative Hydrogen Sulfide Treatment Methods: Moving Beyond Packed Tower Aeration,” SeaWorld Renaissance Resort, Orlando, FL (December 1, 2009).
  • 2009 Distinguished Service Award , Southwest Membrane Operator Association, “In recognition of your contribution and support to the growth and development of the Southwest Membrane Operator’s Association,” Costa Mesa, CA (February 24, 2009).
  • 2008 Best Paper , Florida Section – AWWA’s Fall 2008 Conference, “Desalination Post-Treatment Considerations,” SeaWorld Renaissance Resort, Orlando, FL (December 3, 2008).
  • 2008 Presidential Award, American Membrane Technology Association, “In recognition of his untiring effort supporting the growth and development of AMTA through his service as Annual Conference chair and the furtherance of AMTA’s mission to increase the understanding and use of advanced water treatment technologies to improve America’s water supplies,”, Naples, FL (July 15, 2008).
  • 2008 Certificate of Appreciation , AWWA, “For Service to the Association and the Industry as Chair of the Water Desalting Committee,” Atlanta, GA (June 16, 2008).
  • 2006 Best Paper , 2006 AMTA Annual Conference and Exhibition. “Membrane Forensics and Troubleshooting Membrane Facilities.” Anaheim, CA (August 2, 2006).
  • 2006 Presidential Award , American Membrane Technology Association, “In recognition of his service to AMTA,” Anaheim, CA (July 21, 2006).
  • 2004 Distinguished Service Award , Southeast Desalting Association, “In recognition of his contribution to the growth and development of the Southeast Desalting Association,” Stuart, FL (June 29, 2004).
  • 1999 Certificate of Appreciation , Olivenhain Municipal Water District: “In recognition of his commitment to the membrane evaluation panel for Olivenhain’s 25 million gallon per day ultrafiltration water treatment plant,” (Encinitas, CA; April 1999).
  • 1995; 1998; 2001 Distinguished Service Awards , Florida Section AWWA.
  • 1988 Roy W. Likins Scholarship , Florida Section AWWA (Inaugural recipient).

KEYWORDS:

•Water quality chemistry and nanoscience applications thereof.
•Physico-chemical and microbiological processes and nanoscience applications thereof:
◦Aeration and oxidation,
◦Membranes,
◦Activated carbon,
◦Ion-exchange,
◦Disinfection,
◦Stabilization,
◦Corrosion control,
◦Distribution system water quality.
•Desalination process operation troubleshooting and analysis.
•Water distribution system infrastructure.
•Blending of alternative water supplies.

REFEREED PUBLICATIONS IN CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS – NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL

  1. Higgins*, C. and S.J. Duranceau. “Studying the Mass Transfer of 1,4-Dioxane in a Nanofiltration and Reverse Osmosis Membrane Process.” 2019 Membrane Technology Conference and Exposition. American Membrane Technology Association and the American Water Works Association. Earnest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, LA (February 25-28, 2019). “Received Student Best Paper Award.”
  2. Higgins*, C. and S.J. Duranceau. “Modeling of Mass Transfer and Endocrine Disrupting Compound Removal in a Nanofiltration Membrane Process with Acid Pretreatment Conditions.” 2018 Membrane Technology Conference and Exposition. American Membrane Technology Association and the American Water Works Assoc. West Palm Beach, FL (March 12-16, 2018).
  3. Duranceau, S.J. “Nanofiltration Resolves Florida’s Water Quality Challenges.” Preconference Workshop Proceedings. 2018 Membrane Technology Conference and Exposition. American Membrane Technology Association and the American Water Works Association. West Palm Beach, FL (March 12-16, 2018).
  4. Black*, S.J. and S.J. Duranceau. “The Removal and Mass Transfer of Caffeine in a Nanofiltration Process.” 2018 Membrane Technology Conference and Exposition. American Membrane Technology Association and the American Water Works Association. West Palm Beach, FL (March 12-16, 2018).
  5. Wilder*, R., S.J. Duranceau, S. Jeffery*, D.L. Brown and D.A. Arrington. “Contaminants of Emerging Concern: Occurrence in Shallow Groundwater and Removal by Nanofiltration.” 2016 Membrane Technology Conference and Exposition. American Water Works Association and the American Membrane Technology Association. San Antonio, TX (February 1-5, 2016).
  6. Jeffery*, S. and S.J. Duranceau. “Investigating Nanofiltration Membrane Processes for Removing Trace Chemicals of Emerging Concern.” 2016 Membrane Technology Conference and Exposition. American Water Works Association and the American Membrane Technology Association. San Antonio, TX (February 1-5, 2016).
  7. Duranceau, S.J. and Y. Fang*. “Effect of Nanoparticles on Thin-Film Composite Membrane Surface Morphology and Productivity.” 2016 Membrane Technology Conference and Exposition. AWWA and the AMTA. San Antonio, TX (February 1-5, 2016).
  8. Duranceau, S.J. “After the Conversion – The Unintended Consequences of Potable Water Reuse – Direct Potable Reuse in Florida.” 2015 Membrane Technology Conference & Exposition. American Membrane Technology Association and American Water Works Association. Rosen Shingle Creek, Orlando, FL (March 2-6, 2015).
  9. Duranceau, S.J. “Brackish Water Desalination in Florida – A Tale of Two Coasts, East and West, Florida Experience.” 2015 Membrane Technology Conference & Exposition. American Membrane Technology Association and American Water Works Association. Rosen Shingle Creek, Orlando, FL (March 2-6, 2015).
  10. Biscardi*, P.B. and S.J. Duranceau. “Optimization of Conventional Surface Water Treatment for Hollow-Fiber Ultrafiltration.” 2015 Membrane Technology Conference & Exposition. American Membrane Technology Association and American Water Works Association. Rosen Shingle Creek, Orlando, FL (March 2-6, 2015).
  11. Cumming (Netcher)*, A. and S.J. Duranceau. “Pilot-Scale Assessment of Pretreatment Alternatives for Enhancing a Conventional-Ultrafiltration Surface Water Plant.” 2015 Membrane Technology Conference & Exposition. American Membrane Technology Association and American Water Works Association. Rosen Shingle Creek, Orlando, FL (March 2-6, 2015).
  12. Yonge*, D. and S.J. Duranceau. “Evaluation of Hollow-Fiber and Spiral-Wound Membranes for Sulfate and TOC Control for an Aerated Groundwater.” 2015 Membrane Technology Conference & Exposition. American Membrane Technology Association and American Water Works Association. Rosen Shingle Creek, Orlando, FL (March 2-6, 2015).
  13. Duranceau, S.J., R.J. Wilder* and P.A. Jurzcak. “Post Treatment Challenges of Replacing Lime Softening with Nanofiltration.” 2014 Membrane Technology Conference and Exposition, American Water Works Association and American Membrane Technology Association. Las Vegas, NV (March 10-March 14, 2014).
  14. Boyd*, C. and S.J. Duranceau. “Utilizing a Novel TMP Balance Approach to Analyze Process Data and Investigate Ultrafiltration Membrane Fouling During Surface Water Treatment.” 2014 Membrane Technology Conference and Exposition, American Water Works Association and American Membrane Technology Association. Las Vegas, NV (March 10-March 14, 2014).
  15. Duranceau, S.J. and C.C. Boyd*. “Applying Green Chemistry to Resolve Membrane Backwash Recycle Stream Interferences with Conventional Coagulation Processes and the Replacement of Traditional Membrane Cleaning Solutions.” Proceedings of the American Water Works Association and the American Membrane Technology Association Membrane Technology Conference and Exposition. Glendale, AZ (February 27 – March 1, 2012).
  16. Duranceau, S.J. “Integrating Ultrafiltration within Conventional Coagulation Facilities and the Unintended Consequence of Membrane Maintenance Chemical Entering Conventional Recycle Streams” Proceedings of the 2011 American Membrane Technology Association/Southeast Desalting Association 2011 Joint Conference and Exposition, “Membranes are the Solution.” Miami Beach, FL (July 17-21, 2011). Received Best Professional Paper Award.
  17. Boyd*, C.; Duranceau, S.J. “Post-Sedimentation Ultrafiltration Membrane Performance for a Florida Surface Water Supply.” Proceedings of the 2011 American Membrane Technology Association/Southeast Desalting Association 2011 Joint Conference and Exposition, “Membranes are the Solution.” Miami Beach, FL (July 17-21, 2011). Received Best Student Paper Award.
  18. Tharamapalan*, J. and S.J. Duranceau. “Demonstration of Sulfuric Acid Elimination in a Brackish Water Reverse Osmosis Membrane Process.” Proceedings of the 2011 American Membrane Technology Association/Southeast Desalting Association 2011 Joint Conference and Exposition, “Membranes are the Solution.” Miami Beach, FL (July 17-21, 2011).
  19. Duranceau, S.J. “Determination of Total Iodide in Seawater Permeate.” Proceedings of 2010 American Membrane Technology Conference and Exposition. San Diego, CA (July 12-15, 2010).
  20. Lovins, W.A.; Duranceau, J.; Weiss, R; Vargas, J. “Chemical Pretreatment Optimization for NF and RO Processes: Pilot and Full-Scale Experiences.” 2008 Joint Conference and Exposition Membrane Week. American Membrane Technology Association and Southeast Desalting Association: Naples, Florida (July 14-17, 2008).
  21. Duranceau,J. “Considerations for Blending Permeate into Water Distribution Systems.” 2008 Joint American Membrane Technology Assoc. and Southeast Desalting Association Conference and Exposition Membrane Week. Naples Grand Resort and Club, Naples, Florida (July 13-16, 2008).
  22. Duranceau, S.J. “Industry Advancements: Membranes, Pressure Vessels and Floating Seawater Desalting Facilities.” 2008 Joint American Membrane Tech. Assoc. and Southeast Desalting Assoc. Conference and Exposition. Naples Grand Resort and Club, Naples, Florida (July 13-16, 2008).
  23. Duranceau, S.J. “Use of Membrane Forensics for Solving Operational Problems in Desalting Facilities.” Proc. of the International Desalination Assoc. World Congress Desalination: Quenching a Thirst. Palacio de Congresos de Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, Spain (October 21-26, 2007).
  24. Brown, D; P. Jursack; M. Cantor; I.C. Watson; C. Harris; J. Duranceau; G. Hart. “Pilot Testing the Center Port Vessel Design, Town of Jupiter, FL.” Proceedings of 2007 American Membrane Technology Conference and Exposition, (July 23-26, 2007); Las Vegas, Nevada.
  25. Duranceau,J. “Membrane Forensics and Troubleshooting Membrane Facilities.” Proceedings of the AMTA 2006 Biennial Conference and Exposition. Anaheim, CA: (July 31 – August 2, 2006). Received Best Paper Award.
  26. Duranceau,J. “Post Treatment Considerations for Blending Permeate into Water in to Water Distribution Systems.” Proceedings of the 2004 AMTA Biennial Conference and Exposition. San Antonio, TX: AMTA: (August 4-August 7, 2004).
  27. Duranceau,J., et. al. “Retrofit Conversion of the Largest Hollow-Fiber Desalting Plant in the United States.” Proc. International Desalination Assoc. World Congress on Desalination and Water Reuse. Paradise Island, Bahamas: International Desalting Assoc. (September 28-October 3, 2003).
  28. Duranceau, J. et.al. “Scale Inhibitor and Recovery Optimization for a Brackish Water Supply: Pilot Test Results and Full-Scale Experiences.” Proc. of the IWA: Membranes in Drinking and Industrial Water Production. Műlheim, Germany: International Water Assoc. (Sept. 22 – 26, 2002).
  29. Duranceau,J. et. al. “Scale Inhibitor and Recovery Optimization for a Brackish Water Supply.” 2002 AMTA Biennial Conference and Exposition Proceedings. Tampa, FL: American Membrane Technologies Association. (August 6-9, 2002).
  30. Duranceau,J. “Membrane Replacement in Desalting Facilities.” Proceedings of the Conference on Membranes in Drinking Water and Industrial Water Production, Vol. 2, pages 493-498 International Water Association; American Water Works Association; European Desalination Society; Japan Water Works Association: Paris, France (October 2000).
  31. Duranceau,J., et. al. “Integrating an Immersed Ultrafiltration Process into an Existing Lime Softening Water Treatment Plant.” Proceedings of the Conference on Membranes in Drinking Water and Industrial Water Production, Volume 2, pages 215-220 International Water Association; American Water Works Association; European Desalination Society; Japan Water Works Association: Paris, France (October 2000).
  32. Duranceau, J. et. al. “Investigation of Calcium Sulfate Supersaturation to Increase Yield from a Limited Resource.”  Proceedings International Desalination Association World Congress in Desalination & Water Reuse.  Madrid, Spain: IDA/CEDEX, October 6-9 (1997).
  33. Duranceau,J. et. al. “Innovative Application of Off-the-Shelf Technology Pays Dividends for a Florida Utility.”  Proceedings of the International Desalination Association World Congress in Desalination & Water Reuse.  Madrid, Spain:  IDA/CEDEX, Oct. 6-9 (1997).
  34. Duranceau, J. and G.G. Knippel. “Nanofiltration Membrane Biofouling Control Study for the City of Dunedin, Florida.”  Symposia of Fundamentals of Membrane Separation Processes in Aquatic Systems.  American Chemical Society Division of Environmental Chemistry, 212th ACS National Meeting, Orlando, FL, Aug. 25-29, 36 (2), 101-104 (1996).
  35. Duranceau, S.J. “Coping with a Variable TDS Brackish Water During the Retrofit Expansion of a Desalting Facility.” Proceedings of the 1996 American Desalting Association Biennial Conference & Exposition, Monterey, CA: Aug. 4-8 (1996).
  36. Duranceau,J. “Membrane Processes for Small System Compliance with the Safe Drinking Water Act.” Proceedings of the Third International Symposium on Small Drinking Water and Wastewater Systems. NSF International. Washington, D.C. (April 2001).
  37. Nemeth, J. and S.J. Duranceau. “Interstage Energy Recovery Turbine Applications.” International Water Conference Proceedings. Water Mark 2000. Pittsburg, PA: IWC. (October 22-26, 2000).
  38. Duranceau,J. et al. “Investigation of the Causal Factors of Performance Decline in a Hollow-Fiber Desalting Facility.”  Proceedings of the 1998 North American Biennial Conference and Exhibition.  Williamsburg, VA:  August 2-6 (1998).
  39. Bell, G.E.C., M.J. Schiff and S.J. Duranceau. “Review of the Effects of Electrical Ground on Water Piping.” Corrosion 95 Proc., Paper 603. (1995). 

PROCEEDINGS AND PAPER PUBLICATIONS – INTERNATIONAL, NATIONAL AND REGIONAL CONFERENCES

  1. Cormier*, J.C. and S.J. Duranceau. “Comparison of a Modified and Traditional Rapid Infiltration Basin for Control of Nitrate in Reclaimed Water.” Water Environment Federation 2019 Nutrient Removal and Recovery Symposium 21st Century Vision, Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot, Minneapolis, MN. (July 23-25, 2019).
  2. Higgins*, C.H. and S.J. Duranceau. “Occurrence and Treatment of Endocrine Disrupting Compounds in Groundwater by Nanofiltration.” Proceedings of the 2019 American Water Works Association’s Annual Conference and Exhibition: Innovating the Future of Water. Denver, CO (June 9-12, 2019).
  3. Rodriguez*, A.B. and S.J. Duranceau. “Evaluating the Effect of Sulfate, pH, and UV Irradiation on Disinfection Byproduct Formation in Potable Water Systems.” Proceedings of the 2019 American Water Works Association’s Annual Conference and Exhibition: Innovating the Future of Water. Denver, CO (June 9-12, 2019).
  4. Whalen*, D.A. and S.J. Duranceau. “Cation Exchange Regeneration Using Brackish Water Reverse Osmosis Concentrate: Challenges and Solutions.” Proceedings of the 2019 American Water Works Association’s Annual Conference and Exhibition: Innovating the Future of Water. Denver, CO (June 9-12, 2019).
  5. Rodriguez*, A.B. and S.J. Duranceau. “Evaluating Changes in Lead, Copper and Steel Corrosion Rates in a Water Distribution Changing Disinfectants.” Proceedings of the 2018 American Water Works Association’s Annual Conference and Exhibition: Innovating the Future of Water. Las Vegas, Nevada (June 11-14, 2018).
  6. Duranceau, S.J., M. Arenas*, T. Mayo, B.H. Nam, A. Singh and D. Wang. “Assessing Water Quality and Cost Impacts of Radionuclides Released into the Floridan Aquifer by a Massive Sinkhole Leak.” Proceedings of the 2018 American Water Works Association’s Annual Conference and Exhibition: Innovating the Future of Water. Las Vegas, Nevada (June 11-14, 2018).
  7. Duranceau, S.J. and B. Yoakum*. “Capitalizing on Existing Infrastructure to Comply with Stage 2 D/DBP Regulations: Recirculating Tray Aeration to Strip TTHMs.” American Water Works Association 2017 Water Quality Technology Conference, Portland, Oregon (Nov. 12-16, 2017).
  8. Duranceau, S.J., C. Hall* and E. LaBerge*. “Comparing Potassium Permanganate, Chlorine Dioxide and Chlorine Oxidation for Manganese Control of a Surface Water Supply.” American Water Works Association 2017 Water Quality Technology Conference, Portland, Oregon (November 12-16, 2017).
  9. Higgins*, C. and S.J. Duranceau. “Reducing Sulfuric Acid Pretreatment in a Nanofiltration Process Treating Surficial Groundwater.” Proceedings of the American Water Works Association’s Annual Conference and Exhibition. Philadelphia, PA (June 11-14, 2017).
  10. Rodriguez*, A. and S.J. Duranceau. “Evaluating Chlorine Dioxide Oxidation Treatment of an Organic-laden Surface Water Supply for Disinfection By-product Control.” Proceedings of the American Water Works Assoc. Annual Conf. & Exhibition. Philadelphia, PA (June 11-14, 2017).
  11. Biscardi*, P. and S.J. Duranceau. “Reducing Chemically Irreversible Membrane Fouling through Preozonation of Surface Water Prior to Ultrafiltration.” Proceedings of the American Water Works Association’s Annual Conference and Exhibition. Philadelphia, PA (June 11-14, 2017).
  12. Woods-Chabane, G.W., J.L.S. Bell, G.E.C. Bell, S.J. Duranceau. “Review of Chromium Contributions from Components in the Distribution System Materials.” AWWA International Symposium on Inorganics.” Detroit, MI (December 21, 2016)
  13. Woods-Chabane, G.W., J.L.S. Bell, G.E.C. Bell, S.J. Duranceau. “Contributions of Chromium to Drinking Water from Components in the Distribution System.” AWWA Water Quality Technology Conference. Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, IN. (November 11-13, 2016).
  14. Netcher, A. and S.J. Duranceau. “Modeling the Performance of Biofiltration Pretreatment for Ultrafiltration Membrane Processes.” AWWA Water Quality Technology Conference. Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, IN. (November 11-13, 2016).
  15. Bell, J.L.S., G.C. Woods-Chabane, G.E.C. Bell and S.J. Duranceau. “Scoping Study to Review Contributions of Chromium to Drinking Water from Corrosion in the Distribution System.” Proceedings of the American Water Works Assoc. Annual Conference and Exhibition. Chicago, IL (June 20-23, 2016).
  16. Rodriguez*, A. and S.J. Duranceau. “Full-Scale Optimization of Spray Aeration and GAC for DBP Control in a Water Distribution System.” Proceedings of the American Water Works Association Annual Conference and Exhibition. Chicago, IL (June 20-23, 2016).
  17. Yoakum*, B.A. and S.J. Duranceau. “Improving the Treatment Effectiveness of an Oxidizing Media Filter to Remove Sulfides by Modifying Hydraulic Operating Conditions.” Proceedings of the American Water Works Assoc. Annual Conference and Exhibition. Chicago, IL (June 20-23, 2016).
  18. Yoakum*, B.A. and S.J. Duranceau. “Piloting Granular Activated Carbon for Disinfection By-Product Control in a Central Florida Groundwater Containing Sulfide.” Proceedings of the American Water Works Assoc. Annual Conference and Exhibition. Chicago, IL (June 20-23, 2016).
  19. Fang*, Y. and S.J. Duranceau. “Effect of Surface Morphology on Mass Transfer and Fouling Behavior of Reverse Osmosis Membrane Processes.” Proceedings 2014 Los Angeles Environmental Forum, International Environmental Conferences & Workshop, Los Angeles, CA: Southern California Chinese American Environmental Protection Association (August 7-14, 2014).
  20. Boyd*, C. and S.J. Duranceau. “Integrating New Membrane Fouling Assessment and Monitoring Tools for Ultrafiltration Process and Optimization.” Proceedings of the American Water Works Association Annual Conference and Exhibition. Boston, MA (June 9-12, 2014).
  21. Duranceau, S.J. “Effect of Surface Morphology on Mass Transfer and Fouling Behavior of Reverse Osmosis Membrane Processes.” Proceedings of the American Water Works Association Annual Conference and Exhibition. Boston, MA (June 9-12, 2014).
  22. Cumming*, A. and S.J. Duranceau. “Assessing Pre-Treatment Alternatives to Address Water Quality Impacts on Coagulation-Ultrafiltration Process Performance.” Proceedings of American Water Works Association Annual Conference and Exhibition. Boston, MA (June 9-12, 2014).
  23. Duranceau, S.J. and Y. Fang*. “Effect of Surface Morphology on Mass Transfer and Fouling Behavior of Reverse Osmosis Membrane Processes.” Proceedings of the American Water Works Association Annual Conference and Exhibition. Boston, MA (June 9-12, 2014).
  24. Boyd*, C. and S.J. Duranceau. “Integrating New Membrane Fouling Assessment and Monitoring Tools for Ultrafiltration Process Operation and Optimization.” Proceedings of the American Water Works Association Annual Conference and Exhibition. Boston, MA (June 9-12, 2014).
  25. Duranceau,J. and J. Tharamapalan*. “Optimizing a Community’s Fresh and Brackish Water Supplies with an Aeration, Ion-Exchange and Reverse Osmosis Treatment Portfolio.” 2013 Professional Program. Proceedings of the American Water Works Association Annual Conference and Exhibition. Denver, CO (June 9-13, 2013).
  26. Jeffery*, S, and S.J. Duranceau. “Corrosivity and Disinfection Evaluations of Full-Scale RO and NF Process Permeate Blends.” 2013 Professional Program. Proceedings of the American Water Works Association Annual Conference and Exhibition. Denver, CO (June 9-13, 2013).
  27. Wong, J.; P. Ono; J. Honda; R. Mataci, P. Seitz and S. “Evaluation of Process Improvements and Membrane Filtration for Treatment of a Highly Variable Surface Water on Maui, Hawaii.” Proc. Water Quality Technology Conference, Toronto, Canada (November 4- November 8, 2012).
  28. Duranceau, S.J. and C.C. Boyd*. “Secondary Impacts of Alternative Cleaning and Backwash Chemicals on Ultrafiltration.” Proceedings of the American Water Works Association Annual Conference and Exhibition. Dallas, TX (June 10-14, 2012).
  29. Duranceau, S.J. “Submerged Versus Pressure Membrane Applications.” American Membrane Technology Association Technology Transfer Workshop Proceedings: Ohio to the Outer Banks, Dayton, OH (May 23-25, 2011).
  30. Duranceau, J, V.M. Trupiano*; M. Lowenstine; S. Whidden; J. Hopp. “You Cannot Hide From Hydrogen Sulfide But There are Alternatives for Treatment.” Proc. of 2010 American Water Works Association Annual Conference and Exhibition, Chicago, Illinois (June 12-15, 2010).
  31. Lintereur*, P.A. and S.J. Duranceau. “Post Treatment for Membrane Systems.” Proceedings of the South Central Membrane Association Spring Conference: Membrane Operations Back to Basics. Corpus Christi, Texas (February 23, 2010).
  32. Duranceau, S.J. “Post Treatment of Desalinated Water.” Proceedings of the 2009 American Water Works Association Water Quality Technology Conference, Seattle, WA (November 7-10, 2009).
  33. McNevin*, D.E.; S.J. Duranceau; Stone*; J.S. Taylor. “The Use of Inhibitors to Control Copper Release in a Changing Water Quality Environment.” Proceedings of the American Water Works Association Distribution System Symposium. Reno, NV (August 30-September 2, 2009).
  34. Duranceau,J. “Pretreatment Stabilization & Distribution System Issues.” Southeast Desalting Association Spring Symposium Making the Best of Existing Infrastructure. Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort, Clearwater, FL (June 7-10, 2009).
  35. Duranceau, S.J. “Stabilization of Desalted Water Supplies” Proceedings of the 2008 AWWA Annual Conference and Exhibition. Atlanta, Georgia (June 8-12, 2008).
  36. Duranceau, S.J.Membrane Autopsies.” American Membrane Technology Association Technology Transfer Workshop. Honolulu, Hawaii. (December 12-13, 2007)
  37. Lovins, W.A.; R.M. Powell; S.J. Duranceau. “Measuring the Life Cycle Cost of Chloramines.” Proceedings of the 2007 American Water Works Association Water Quality Technology Conference, Charlotte, NC (Nov. 7-10, 2007).
  38. Duranceau, S.J.Membrane Filtration Systems; Adsorption; Ion-Exchange; Aeration.” Fundamentals of Drinking Water Treatment. College of Engineering Department of Engineering and Professional Development. University of Wisconsin. Madison; at US Bureau of Reclamation’s Bismark, ND (September 18 – 19, 2007).
  39. Duranceau, S.J. “Membrane Forensics and Its Value to Membrane Water Plants.” American Water Works Association Membrane Technology Conf. & Exposition. Tampa, FL (March 18-21, 2007).
  40. Duranceau,J. “Post Treatment and Distribution System Impacts.” Proceedings of the AWWA 2006 Desalination Symposium. Honolulu, HI: (May 7-9, 2006).
  41. Duranceau, S.J. and W.A. Lovins. “Membrane Post Treatment Optimization for Blending Permeate into Water Distribution Systems.” Proceedings of the 2005 AWWA Distribution System Symposium Conference and Exposition. Tampa, FL: AWWA (Sept. 18-21, 2005).
  42. Lovins, W.A., S.J. Duranceau, S. Guevara and R. Powell. “Evaluation of Corrosion Inhibitors for a Distribution System Receiving Variable Surface, Ground and Desalted Water Blends.” Proceedings of the 2005 AWWA Distribution System Symposium Conference and Exposition. Tampa, FL: AWWA (September 18-21, 2005).
  43. Duranceau, S.J. and S. Guevara “Membrane Biofouling: Causes and Solutions.” Proceedings of the AWWA 2005 Conference and Exposition. San Francisco, CA: AWWA (June 12-16, 2005).
  44. Duranceau,J., W.A. Lovins and S. Guevara. “You Can’t Hide from Hydrogen Sulfide.” Proceedings of the Florida Section AWWA 2004 Annual Conf. Orlando, FL (Nov. 14-18, 2004).
  45. Duranceau,J. “Membrane Process Integrity Testing.” Proceedings of the American Water Works Association 2004 Annual Conference and Exposition. Orlando, FL (June 13-17, 2004).
  46. Duranceau,J. “Use of Membranes for the Removal of TDS from Surface Water Supplies.” Proceedings of the American Water Works Association 2004 Inorganic Contaminant Workshop. Reno, NV: AWWA (Feb. 1-3, 2004).
  47. Lovins, W.A. and S.J. Duranceau. “Achieving Effective Hydrogen Sulfide Odor Control at Minimal Cost-Pilot Testing Conventional and Emergent Technologies at a Central Florida Water Treatment Facility.” Proceedings of Water Environment Federation WEFTEC 2003. pp. 105-121 (2003).
  48. Foster, J.V., S.J. “Fighting the Good Fight: Fouling Control of a Coastal Membrane Softening Water Treatment Facility.” American Water Works Association 2003 Membrane Technology Conference and Exposition Proceedings. Atlanta, GA: AWWA (March 2003).
  49. Duranceau,J. “Principles and Practices for Upgrading Older Desalting Facilities.” American Water Works Association 2003 Membrane Technology Conference and Exposition Proceedings. Atlanta, GA: American Water Works Association (March 2003).
  50. Spangenberg, C.W., S.J. Duranceau and J. Kutilek. “Non-Traditional Membrane Manufacturer Testing.” AWWA 2003 Membrane Technology Conference and Exposition Proceedings. Atlanta, GA: American Water Works Association (March 2003).
  51. Spangenberg, C.W., S.J. Duranceau and J. Kutilek. “Membrane Manufacturer and Utility Implement Non-Traditional Membrane Acceptance Testing: Start-up and Performance Testing for Deep Aquifer Treatment System.” Proceedings of the AWWA 2002 Water Quality Technology Conference. Seattle, WA (November 2002).
  52. Duranceau,J. “Removal of Hydrogen Sulfide from Groundwater Supplies and Residuals Control.” AWWA Inorganics Contaminants Workshop. San Diego, CA (Feb. 3 – 5, 2002).
  53. Duranceau,J. “Wet-Pipe Fire Sprinklers and Drinking Water Quality.” Proceedings of the American Water Works Association 2001 Annual Conference and Exposition. Washington D.C.: American Water Works Association (June 2001).
  54. Duranceau, J. et. al. “Membrane Replacement in Reverse Osmosis Facilities.” 2001 Membrane Technology Conference Proceedings: Future of Purer Water. San Antonio, TX (March 2001).
  55. Duranceau; et. al. “Integration of Lime Softening and Ultrafiltration for Surface Water Treatment – A Powerful Water Quality Combination.” Proceedings of the 2000 AWWA Water Quality Technology Conference. Salt Lake City, UT (November 2000).
  56. Duranceau,J. and L.M. Hayes. “Removal of Hydrogen Sulfide from Ground Water.” Proceedings of the AWWA Inorganic Contaminants Workshop, Albuquerque, NM (Feb., 2000).
  57. Duranceau,J. “Holistic Use of Membrane Processes to Reduce Copper Corrosion and Solve Some Source Water Problems.” Proceedings of the AWWA 1999 Annual Conference and Exhibition. Chicago, IL (June 1999).
  58. Duranceau, J. et. al. “Interstage Turbines as Self-Regulating Osmotic Pressure Control Valves in a Desalting Facility.” Proceedings of the AWWA 1999 Membrane Technologies Conference.  Long Beach, CA:  February 28 – March 3 (1999).
  59. McAleese, P., C. Moody,J. Duranceau, B. Corbett, K. Thorner. et. al. “Integrated Membrane Systems Pilot Test Program for the Olivenhain Water Storage Project.” Proceedings of the AWWA 1999 Membrane Technologies Water Industry. Long Beach, CA: Feb. 28 – March 3 (1999).
  60. Duranceau, J., J. Foster, D. Taylor, and J. Morton. “Comparison of Hollow-Fiber and Spiral-Wound Membranes on a Brackish Ground Water.” Proceedings of the AWWA 1999 Membrane Technologies Conference. Long Beach, CA:  February 28 – March 3 (1999).
  61. Duranceau, J., and K.A. Thorner. “Engineering and Construction Considerations for Integrated Membrane Systems.”  Proceedings of the AWWA 1999 Engineering and Construction Conference.  Orlando, FL:   March 14-17 (1999).
  62. Duranceau, J., et. al. “Construction and Start-up of a 20-MGD Carbonic Acid Air Stripping Process for Hydrogen Sulfide Removal.”  Proceedings of the AWWA 1999 Engineering and Construction Conference.  Orlando, FL:   March 14-17 (1999).
  63. Duranceau, J., K.A. Thorner, and P.A. McAleese. “The Olivenhain Water Storage Project and Integrated Membrane Systems.”  National Water Research Institute Microfiltration II Conference Proceedings.  San Diego, CA: Nov. 12-13, 83-94 (1998).
  64. Duranceau, S.J. “Engineering and Construction Considerations for Integrated Membrane Systems.”  Florida Section AWWA 1998 Annual Conference:  ICR Water Quality Program Proceedings.  Orlando, FL:  November 8-11 (1998).
  65. Duranceau, J. et. al. “Enhanced Coagulation and TOC Removal for a Florida Surface Water.” Proc. of the 1998 AWWA Annual Conf. and Exhibition, Dallas, TX, June 21-25, 337-345 (1998).
  66. Duranceau, J. et. al. “Innovative Use of an Interstage Turbine for Energy Recovery and Enhanced Water Production at a Membrane Desalting Facility.”  Proceedings of the 1998 AWWA Annual Conference and Exhibition, Dallas, TX, June 21-25, 337-345 (1998).
  67. Duranceau, J. “Carbonic Acid Air Stripping Process for Hydrogen Sulfide Removal.”  AWWA 1998 Inorganic Contaminants Workshop Proceedings. San Antonio, TX:  Feb. 22 – 24 (1998).
  68. Duranceau,J. et al. “Implementation of Lead and Copper Corrosion Control Demonstration Test Programs for Three Florida Utilities.”  AWWA 1997 Annual Conference and Exhibition Proceedings.  Atlanta, GA: June 15-19 (1997).
  69. Whiting, D; S. Wolfe, S.J. Duranceau, al. “Toxicity from Major Seawater-Ion ‘Imbalance’.” AWWA Seminar Proceedings of the1997 Membrane Technology Conference and Exposition. New Orleans, LA: AWWA, 97-104 (1997).
  70. Duranceau, J. and J. Poole. “Impact of Wet-Pipe Fire Sprinkler Systems on Drinking Water Quality: Inorganic, Organic and Microbiological Findings.”  Proceedings of the AWWA 1996 Annual Conference and Exhibition, Toronto, Ontario, Canada: June 23-27, 551-559 (1996).
  71. Duranceau,J., E.L. Melear, and J.D. Westrick. “Utilization of Membrane Technology for Small System SDWA Compliance.”  Proceedings of the AWWA 1995 Annual Conference and Exhibition.  Anaheim, CA: June 18-22, 403-408 (1995).
  72. Duranceau,J., G.E.C. Bell, and M.J. Schiff. “Effects of Electrical Grounding on Pipe Integrity and Shock Hazard.”  Proceedings of the AWWA 1995 Annual Conference and Exhibition.  Anaheim, CA: June 18-22, 279-284 (1995).
  73. Duranceau,J., R.K. Anderson, R.D. Teegarden, A.M. Lalchandoni. “Comparison of Carbon Dioxide and Sulfuric Acid Pretreatment of Packed Towers for Hydrogen Sulfide Removal from Groundwater.” Proc. AWWA WQTC. San Francisco, CA: 301-305 (Nov. 1994).
  74. Duranceau, S.J. and J.S. Taylor. “Solute Charge and Molecule Weight Modeling for Prediction of Solute Mass Transfer Coefficients.” AWWA Seminar Proceedings: 1993 Membrane Technology Conference. Baltimore, MD: AWWA, 243-249 (1993).
  75. Duranceau,J. “Membrane Process Post-Treatment” Supplement to AWWA Proceedings: 1993 Membrane Technology Conference. Baltimore, MD: AWWA, 1-9 (1993)
  76. Duranceau, S.J. and J.S. Taylor. “Modeling the Permeate Transient Response in a Membrane Softening Process.” AWWA 1993 Annual Conference Proceedings: Water Res. San Antonio, TX: AWWA, 157-170 (1993).
  77. Duranceau, S.J. and J.S. Taylor. “Evaluation of the Homogeneous Solution Diffusion Model Using Membrane Mass Transfer Coefficients and Operational Parameters.” AWWA 1992 Annual Conference Proceedings: Water Research. Vancouver, British Columbia: AWWA, 725-729 (1992).
  78. Duranceau,J. and J.S. Taylor. “Modeling Membrane Mass Transfer Using Dimensional Analysis.”  Seminar Proceedings: 1991 Membrane Technologies in the Water Industry: Orlando:  American Water Works Association, 215-222 (1991).
  79. Duranceau, S.J., and J.S. Taylor. “Investigation and Modeling of Membrane Mass Transfer.”  National Water Supply Improvement Association 1990 Conference Proceedings.  Walt Disney World, FL.  2,152-162 (1990).
  80. Duranceau, S.J., and J.S. Taylor. “SOC Rejection by Nanofiltration.”  AWWA 1989 Annual Conference and Exhibition Proceedings.  Los Angeles, CA:  AWWA, 1375-1382 (1989).
  81. Taylor, J.S., L.A. Mulford, W.M. Barrett, and S.J. Duranceau. “Comparison of Membrane Processes at Ground and Surface Water Sites.”  AWWA 1988 Annual Conference Proceedings.  Orlando:  AWWA, 1485-1514 (1988).
  82. Barrett, W.M., J.S. Taylor, L.A. Mulford, S.J. “Membrane Fractionation of Highly Organic Surface Water.” AWWA 1988 Annual Conference Proc. Orlando: FL 951-985 (1988). 

PROCEEDINGS AND PAPER PUBLICATIONS – STATE AND LOCAL CONFERENCES

  1. Whalen*, D.A. and S.J. Duranceau. “Ion Exchange Processes for Drinking Water Treatment.” Florida Section American Water Works Association 2019 Fall Conference: Building a Resilient Utility. Omni Orlando Resort at Champions Gate, FL (December 8-12, 2019).
  2. Shukla*, T. and S.J. Duranceau. “Disinfection By-Products Control for a Small System.” Florida Section American Water Works Association 2019 Fall Conference: Building a Resilient Utility. Omni Orlando Resort at Champions Gate, FL (December 8-12, 2019).
  3. Higgins*, C. and S.J. Duranceau. “Scale Inhibitor Dosage: How Low Can You Go?” Florida Section American Water Works Association 2019 Fall Conference: Building a Resilient Utility. Omni Orlando Resort at Champions Gate, FL (December 8-12, 2019). Received Top Paper Award.
  4. Rodriguez*, A.B. and S.J. Duranceau. “Evaluating a Novel Treatment Process for the Control of Total Trihalomethanes and Haloacetic Acids in Potable Water.” Florida Section American Water Works Association 2019 Fall Conference: Building a Resilient Utility. Omni Orlando Resort at Champions Gate, FL (December 8-12, 2019).
  5. Rodriguez*, A.B. and S.J. Duranceau. “Evaluating the Effect of Changing Disinfectant Type on Corrosion Rates of Common Distribution System Metals.” Florida Section American Water Works Association 2018 Fall Conference: Planning the Future of Water. Omni Orlando Resort at Champions Gate, FL (November 25-28, 2018). Received Top Paper Award.
  6. Whalen*, D. and S.J. Duranceau. “Identifying Process Improvements for an Aged Nanofiltration Membrane Plant.” Florida Section American Water Works Association 2018 Fall Conference: Planning the Future of Water. Omni Orlando Resort at Champions Gate, FL (November 25-28, 2018).
  7. Duranceau, S.J. “Effect of Stray Current on the Corrosion of Reinforced Concrete Structures.” Florida Section American Water Works Association 2018 Fall Conference: Planning the Future of Water. (November 25-28, 2018).
  8. Duranceau, S.J. “The Importance of Chemistry in Drinking Water Engineering Research.” 2018 Florida Water Resources Conference – Rethink, Reinvent and Redesign. Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, FL (April 15-18, 2018).
  9. Cormier*, J. and S.J. Duranceau. “Comparing Traditional and BAM-Modified RIBs for Reclaimed Water Nitrate Control.” 2018 Florida Water Resources Conference – Rethink, Reinvent and Redesign. Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, FL (April 15-April 18, 2018).
  10. Rodriguez*, A.B. and S.J. Duranceau. “Assessing Adenosine Triphosphate as a Microbiological Surrogate in Drinking Water Systems.” Florida Section American Water Works Association 2017 Fall Conference: Stewardship and Responsibility. Omni Orlando Resort at Champions Gate, Orlando FL (November 27-29, 2017).
  11. Duranceau, S.J., M.I. Arenas*, D. Wang, B. Hyun Nam, A. Singh, T.L. Mayo. “Assessing the Impact of Radionuclides Released by a Massive Sinkhole into the Floridan Aquifer on Local Municipal Water Supplies.” Florida Section American Water Works Association 2017 Fall Conference: Stewardship and Responsibility. Omni Orlando Resort at Champions Gate, Orlando FL (November 27-29, 2017).
  12. Duranceau, S.J. and B. Yoakum*. “Novel Applications for Multi-Pass Tray and Spray Aeration for TTHM Control of Brominated Waters.” Florida Section American Water Works Association 2017 Fall Conference: Stewardship and Responsibility. Omni Orlando Resort at Champions Gate, Orlando FL (November 27-29, 2017).
  13. Duranceau, S.J. and B. Yoakum*. “Evaluating Tray-Aerator Recirculation within a Groundwater Storage Tank for Total Trihalomethane Removal.” Florida Section American Water Works Association 2016 Fall Conference: The Value of Water. Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld. (Nov. 27-Dec. 1, 2016).
  14. Rodriguez*, A.B. and S.J. Duranceau. “Managing the Integration and Operation of Granular Activated Carbon and Spray Aeration into a Purveyor’s Treatment Portfolio using TOC Water Quality Targets.” Florida Section American Water Works Association 2016 Fall Conference: The Value of Water. Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld. (Nov. 27-Dec. 1, 2016)
  15. Yoakum*, B.A. and S.J. Duranceau. “Piloting Granular Activated Carbon for Disinfection By-Product Control in a Central Florida Groundwater Containing Sulfide.” Florida Section American Water Works Association 2015 Fall Conference: We Are One Water. Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld. Orlando, FL (November 29 – December 3, 2015). Received Best Paper Award.
  16. Addison, M., G. Hentschel, S.J. Duranceau, B.A. Yoakum*, C.C. Baggett and D.A. Davis. “Innovative Approach for Sulfide Treatment in Raw Water Sources – Polk County’s Imperial Lakes Advanced Water Treatment Plant.” Florida Section American Water Works Association 2015 Fall Conference: We Are One Water. Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld. Orlando, FL (November 29 – December 3, 2015).
  17. Duranceau, S.J., S.K. Jeffery*, S.M. Myers* and B.A. Yoakum*. “Use of Pre-corroded Linear Polarization Probes and Coupons for Conducting Corrosion Studies.” Florida Section American Water Works Association 2015 Fall Conference: We Are One Water. Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld. Orlando, FL (November 29 – December 3, 2015).
  18. Jeffery*, S.K. and S.J. Duranceau. “Investigating the Transient Response Time of an End Feed, Center Exit Nanofiltration Membrane Pilot Unit Using Sodium Chloride.” Florida Section American Water Works Association 2015 Fall Conference: We Are One Water. Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld. Orlando, FL (November 29 – December 3, 2015).
  19. Duranceau, S.J., A. Cumming* and C. Tyler Smith*. “Spray Aeration as a Trihalomethane Control Measure.” 2015 Florida Water Resources Conference Proceedings: The Many Faces of Water. Caribe Royal Resort, Orlando, FL (May 3 – May 6, 2015).
  20. Biscardi*, P.B. and S.J. Duranceau. “Optimization of Conventional Surface Water Treatment for Hollow-Fiber Ultrafiltration.” Florida Section American Water Works Association Fall Conference: Reliability in a Changing Environment. Omni Orlando Resort at Champions Gate. Orlando, FL (November 30 – December 4, 2014). Received Best Paper Award.
  21. Cumming*, A. and S.J. Duranceau. “Bench-Scale Assessment of Pre-Versus-Post Ozonation for Controlling Regulated Disinfection Byproducts.” Florida Section American Water Works Association Fall Conference: Reliability in a Changing Environment. Omni Orlando Resort at Champions Gate. Orlando, FL (November 30 – December 4, 2014).
  22. Cumming*, A. and S.J. Duranceau. “Impacts of Ozone Oxidation on Regulated Disinfection Byproducts.” Florida Section American Water Works Association Fall Conference: Reliability in a Changing Environment. Omni Orlando Resort at Champions Gate. Orlando, FL (November 30 – December 4, 2014).
  23. Duranceau, S.J. and P.G. Biscardi*. “Potable Water Aquifer Storage and Recovery Adsorptive Media Isotherm Testing for Arsenic Removal Capacity.” Florida Section American Water Works Association Fall Conference: Reliability in a Changing Environment. Omni Orlando Resort at Champions Gate. Orlando, FL (November 30 – December 4, 2014).
  24. Cumming*, A. and S.J. Duranceau. “Assessing Ozone Oxidation for Disinfection By-Product Control” Hawaii Water Works Association 53rd Annual Conference: Knowledge Collaboration & Learning for Water Management, Kauai Marriott Resort, Lihue, Kauai, HI (October 15-17, 2014).
  25. Duranceau, S.J. and A. Cumming*. “Spray Aeration as a Trihalomethane Control Measure.” Hawaii Water Works Association 53rd Annual Conference: Knowledge Collaboration & Learning for Water Management, Kauai Marriott Resort, Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii (October 15-17, 2014).
  26. Duranceau, J. and Y. Fang*. “Effect of Surface Morphology on Mass Transfer and Fouling Behavior of Reverse Osmosis Membrane Processes.” Lockheed Martin 2014 Fellows Conference. Rosen Shingle Creek Orlando, FL (September 8-10, 2014).
  27. Duranceau, J. “Treatment of Organic-Laden Surface Water for Total Organic Carbon.” 2014 Florida Water Resources Conference Proceedings. Sustainability: Balancing of Supply and Demand. Disney Coronado Hotel and Resort, Buena Vista, FL (April 6-9, 2014).
  28. Duranceau, S.J. and Y. Fang*. “Effect of Surface Morphology on Mass Transfer and Fouling Behavior of Reverse Osmosis Membrane Processes.” 2013 Florida Section American Water Works Association Fall Conference: For a Better Water Future Proceedings. Omni Orlando Resort at Champions Gate: Orlando, FL. (December 1-December 5, 2013).
  29. Yonge*, D., P. Biscardi* and S.J. Comparing Anion Exchange Resins for Sulfate and DBP Precursor Removal from Aerated Groundwater Supplies.” 2013 Florida Section American Water Works Association Fall Conference: For a Better Water Future Proceedings. Omni Orlando Resort at Champions Gate: Orlando, FL. (December 1-December 5, 2013). Received Best Paper Award.
  30. Cumming*, A. and S.J. Duranceau. “Removal of Total Trihalomethanes Using In-Take Aeration Processes.”  2013 Florida Section American Water Works Association Fall Conference: For a Better Water Future Proceedings. Omni Orlando Resort at Champions Gate: Orlando, FL. (December 1-December 5, 2013).
  31. Jeffery* S. and S.J. Duranceau. “Screening Corrosion Inhibitors Using Pre-Corroded Meal Coupons and Associated Linear Polarization Probes.” 2013 Florida Section American Water Works Association Fall Conference: For a Better Water Future Proceedings. Omni Orlando Resort at Champions Gate: Orlando, FL. (December 1-December 5, 2013).
  32. Boyd*. C, and S.J. Duranceau. “Dynamic Operation of Ultrafiltration Membranes for Potable Water Production.” 2013 Florida Water Resources Water Visions Conference Proceedings. Orlando, FL (April 28-May1, 2013).
  33. Netcher*, A and S.J. Duranceau. “Controlling Disinfection By-Products Originating from a Volcanic Surface Water Supply.” 2013 Florida Water Resources Water Visions Conference Proceedings. Orlando, FL (April 28-May1, 2013).
  1. Jeffery*, S. and S.J. Duranceau. “Assessing Disinfection and Corrosion of Full-Scale Reverse Osmosis and Nanofiltration Permeate Blends.” 2013 Florida Water Resources Water Visions Conference Proceedings. Orlando, FL (April 28-May1, 2013).
  2. Duranceau, S.J.; R.J. Wilder*, and H. Palmer-Emerson*. “Impact of Bottled Water Storage Duration and Location on Bacteriological Quality.” 2013 Florida Water Resources Water Visions Conference Proceedings. Orlando, FL (April 28-May1, 2013).
  3. Duranceau,J. and J. Tharamapalan* “Balancing Fresh and Brackish Water Supplies with Aeration, Ion-Exchange and Reverse Osmosis Processes.” Proceedings of Florida Section American Water Works Association Fall Conference Managing Responsibility: It’s All One Water. Orlando, FL (November 25 – November 29, 2012).
  4. Yonge*, D. and S.J. Duranceau. “A Comparison of Aluminum and Iron Coagulants.” Proceedings of Florida Section American Water Works Association Fall Conference Managing Responsibility: It’s All One Water. Orlando, FL (November 25 – November 29, 2012).
  5. Watson, I.C. and S.J. Duranceau. “Split-Feed Nanofiltration – Jupiter Saves Energy.” Proceedings of Florida Section American Water Works Association Fall Conference Managing Responsibility: It’s All One Water. Orlando, FL (November 25 – November 29, 2012).
  6. Duranceau,J. “Emerging Issues in Water Distribution Systems.” Florida Rural Water Assoc. 2012 Annual Conference. Daytona Beach Convention Center, Daytona Beach, FL (Aug. 13-16, 2012).
  7. Duranceau, S.J. “Emerging Issues Related to Premise Plumbing.” Emerging Issues Facing Potable Distribution Systems Workshop. 87th Annual Florida Water Resources Conference Proceedings. Orlando, FL (April 28 – May 2, 2012).
  8. Roque*, J. and S.J. Duranceau. “The Canary in a Membrane Process: An Alternative for Scale Monitoring.” 87th Annual Florida Water Resources Conference Proceedings. Orlando, FL (April 28 – May 2, 2012).
  9. J. Wilder* and S.J. Duranceau. “Evaluating In-Plant Infrastructure Corrosion after Replacing Lime Softening with Nanofiltration and Blending with Reverse Osmosis and Ion-Exchange Process Water.” Proceedings of Florida Section AWWA Fall Conference Protecting Florida’s Water Infrastructure. Orlando, FL (Nov. 27 – Dec. 1, 2011). Received Best Paper Award.
  10. Duranceau, S.J. “The Emergence of Forward Osmosis and Pressure Retarded Osmotic Processes for Drinking Water Treatment.” Proceedings of Florida Section American Water Works Association Fall Conference Protecting Florida’s Water Infrastructure. Orlando, FL (Nov. 27 – Dec. 1, 2011).
  11. Duranceau, S.J. “Predictive Modeling of Sulfide Removal in Tray Aerators.” 86th Annual Florida Water Resources Conference Proceedings. Orlando, FL (May 1-4, 2011).
  12. Duranceau,J., C. Boyd*, J. Nemeth-Harn, J. Harn. “Beta Testing of a New Ultrafiltration Membrane for Treatment of Manatee County’s Surface Water Supply.” Proceedings of Florida Section American Water Works Association Fall Conference Implementing our Future. Orlando, FL (November 28 – December 2, 2010). Received Best Paper Award.
  13. Duranceau,J., J. Tharamapalan*, P. Perez. “Sulfuric Acid Elimination Study for the City of Sarasota’s Reverse Osmosis Process.” Proceedings of Florida Section American Water Works Association Fall Conference Implementing our Future. Orlando, FL (Nov. 28 – Dec. 2, 2010).
  14. Duranceau,J. “Nanofiltration Solutions to Address the Stage 2 Disinfectant/Disinfection By-Products Rule.” Proceedings of Florida Section American Water Works Association Fall Conference Implementing our Future. Orlando, FL (Nov. 28 – Dec. 2, 2010).
  15. Duranceau, S.J. “Desalination Post-Treatment Considerations.” Florida Section American Water Works Association Fall 2008 Conference, Renaissance Orlando Resort at Seaworld, Orlando, FL (November 30 – December 3, 2008). Received Best Paper Award.
  16. Duranceau, S.J., Trupiano, V., Steven Whidden, S., Lowenstine, M. and Hopp, J. “Innovative Hydrogen Sulfide Treatment Methods: Moving Beyond Packed Tower Aeration.” Florida Section AWWA Fall 2009 Conference, Renaissance Orlando Resort at SeaWorld, Orlando, FL (November 30 – December 2, 2009). Received Best Paper Award.
  17. Duranceau, S.J. “Desalination Post Treatment Strategies.” Florida Section AWWA Fall 2009 Conf., Renaissance Orlando Resort at SeaWorld, Orlando, FL (Nov. 30 – Dec. 2, 2009).
  18. Duranceau, S.J. “Technical Interactions with Customers Experiencing Plumbing Corrosion.”  Florida Section AWWA 2006 Annual Conference.  Renaissance Orlando Resort at SeaWorld, Orlando, FL: (November 26-30, 2006).
  19. Duranceau, S.J., W.A. Lovins, S. Guevara, B. Erickson, S. Messner. “Evaluation of Interstage Turbines for North Collier’s Reverse Osmosis Process.” Florida Section AWWA 2006 Annual Conference. Renaissance Orlando Resort at SeaWorld, Orlando, FL: (November 26-30, 2006).
  20. Lovins, W, S.J. Duranceau, Guevara, R. Powell. “Measuring the Benefit of Periodic Conversion to Free Chlorine in Chloraminated Systems.” Florida Section AWWA 2006 Annual Conference. Renaissance Orlando Resort at SeaWorld, Orlando, FL: (November 26-30, 2006).
  21. Duranceau,J. and S. Guevara. “Chloramine and Coliform: Should You Be Concerned?” Proceedings of the 81st Annual Florida Water Resources Conference. Orlando, FL: FS/AWWA, FWEA and FWPCOA. (April 9-12, 2006).
  22. Duranceau,J., W.A. Lovins and S. Guevara. “Comparison of Bleach and Mixed Oxidants” Proceedings of the 81st Annual Florida Water Resources Conference. Orlando, FL: FS/AWWA, FWEA and FWPCOA. (April 9-12, 2006).
  23. Lovins, W.A. and S.J. Duranceau. “Aerobic Membrane Feedwater Conditions: Friend or Foe?” Proceedings of the 81st Annual Florida Water Resources Conference. Orlando, FL: FS/AWWA, FWEA and FWPCOA. (April 9-12, 2006).
  24. Plavcan, D., S.J. Duranceau, T. King and V. Ahkimie. “Tendon Tank Resolves Site, Schedule and Budget Concerns in Florida.” Proceedings of the 81st Annual Florida Water Resources Conference. Orlando, FL: FS/AWWA, FWEA, FWPCOA. (April 9-12, 2006).
  25. Duranceau, S.J. “Pitting of Copper Pipe – Are Utilities Responsible?” Proc. of the 2005 Florida Section AWWA 2005 Conference. Orlando, FL: AWWA (November 27 – December 1, 2005).
  26. Plavcan, D., S.J. Duranceau, T. King and V. Ahkimie. “AWWA D-115 Tank Resolves Problems in FL.” Proc. 2005 Florida Section AWWA 2005 Conf. Orlando, FL: AWWA (Nov. 27–Dec. 1, 2005).
  27. King, T., V. Ahkimie, S.J. Duranceau, S.J. and D. Plavcan. “Oviedo’s New Water Treatment Facilities: Designed for the Future and Built for Success.” Proceedings of the 2005 Florida Section AWWA 2005 Conference. Orlando, FL: AWWA (November 27 – December 1, 2005).
  28. Duranceau,J. “Chloramine and Internal Corrosion: Is There A Connection?” Proceedings of the 80th Annual Florida Water Resources Conference. Jacksonville, FL: FS/AWWA, FWEA, FWPCOA (April 24-27, 2005).
  29. Lovins, W.A., S.J. Duranceau, Powell and J.R. Voorhees. “Blending Multiple Source Waters in a Common Water Distribution System.” Proceedings of the Florida Section AWWA 2004 Annual Conference. Orlando, FL (November 14-18, 2004).
  30. Duranceau,J. “Effects of Electrical Grounding on Pipe Integrity, Shock Hazard and Water Quality.” Proceedings of the Florida Section American Water Works Association 2004 Annual Conference. Orlando, FL (Nov. 14-18, 2004).
  31. Duranceau,J. “Membranes and Biofouling: A Slimy Situation.” Proceedings of the 79th Annual Florida Water Resources Conference. Kissimmee, FL: FS/AWWA, FWEA and FWPCOA. Kissimmee, FL (April 4-7, 2004).
  32. Duranceau,J. “Membrane Pretreatment for Seawater Reverse Osmosis Desalination.” Proceedings of the 79th Annual Florida Water Resources Conference. Kissimmee, FL: FS/AWWA, FWEA and FWPCOA. Kissimmee, FL (April 4-7, 2004).
  33. Duranceau,J. and L.R. Henthorne. “Membrane Pretreatment for Seawater RO Desalination.” 2003 Florida Section AWWA Conference Proc. Orlando, FL: FS/AWWA. (Nov. 2003).
  34. Duranceau,J., et. al. “Process Conversion of the City of Sarasota’s Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment Plant.” Proceedings of the 78th Annual Florida Water Resources Conference. Tampa, FL: FS/AWWA, FWEA and FWPCOA. (May 5-8, 2003).
  35. Duranceau,J. “Al Qaeda and Your Water.” 2002 Florida Section American Water Works Association Conference Proceedings. Palm Harbor, FL (November 2002).
  36. Duranceau,J. “Hyperfiltration – Florida’s Most Successful Drought Management Technique.” 2001 Florida Section American Water Works Association Conference Proceedings. Kissimmee, FL (November 2001).
  37. Duranceau,J. et. al. “Use of Electrochemical Noise for Corrosion Control Monitoring.” Proceedings of the Florida Section AWWA 2000 Conference, Kissimmee, FL (Nov. 2000).
  38. Duranceau,J. “Use of Electrochemical Noise for Corrosion Control Monitoring.” Proceedings of the Florida Section AWWA 2000 Conference, Kissimmee, FL (Nov. 2000).
  39. Manning, J.A.; S.J. Duranceau; et. al. “Integration of Lime Softening and Ultrafiltration – A Powerful Water Quality Combination.” Proceedings of the Florida Section AWWA 2000 Conference, Kissimmee, FL (Nov. 2000).
  40. Foster, J.; S.J. Duranceau; L. Hayes and C. Sammons. “Consumer Confidence Reports in Central Florida–A Case Study.” Proceedings of the Florida Section American Water Works Association 2000 Conference, Kissimmee, FL (Nov. 2000).
  41. Duranceau,J. et. al. “Membrane Replacement at the City of Sarasota’s Hollow-Fiber Desalting Facility.” Proceedings of the 75th Florida Water Resources Conference, Tampa, FL (April 2000).
  42. Duranceau, J., et. al. “Comparison of Hollow-Fiber and Spiral-Wound Ultra-Low Pressure Membrane Technologies on a Brackish Ground Water.” Proceedings of the 74th Florida Water Resources Conference. Tallahassee, FL: April 24- 27, 515-525 (1999).
  43. Duranceau, J., J. Foster, and C. Anderson. “ICR Pilot Plant Testing for the Deltona Water System.”  Proceedings of the Florida Section AWWA 1998 Annual Conference: ICR Water Quality Program.  Orlando, FL: Nov. 8-11 (1998).
  44. Lovins, W.A., J.S. Taylor, S.J. Duranceau, and R.M. Gonzalez. “Bench-scale Treatment Alternatives for DBP Precursor Removal in a Highly Organic Surface Water Supply.”  Florida Section AWWA 1998 Annual Conf.:  ICR WQ Program Proc.  Orlando, FL: Nov. 8-11 (1998).
  45. Duranceau, J. et al. “Innovative Use of an Interstage Turbine for Energy Recovery and Enhanced Water Production at a Membrane Desalting Facility.”  Proceedings of the 73rd Florida Water Resources Conference.  Ft. Lauderdale, FL: April 5 – 8, 59-66 (1998).
  46. Gonzalez, R.M.; S.J. Duranceau,J. Lehman; S.S. Stone. “Enhanced Coagulation and TOC Removal for a Florida Surface Water Supply.”  Proc. of the 73rd Florida Water Resources Conf.  Ft. Lauderdale, FL: April 5 – 8, 13-20 (1998).
  47. Lovins, W.A.; S.J. Duranceau, J. and J.S. Taylor. “Use of Factorial Design of Experiments for Process Optimization.” Proceedings of the 73rd Florida Water Resources Conference.  Ft. Lauderdale, FL: April 5 – 8, 59-66 (1998).
  48. Duranceau,J., J.V. Foster, J. Poole. “Impact of Wet-Pipe Fire Sprinkler Systems on Drinking Water Quality: Inorganic, Organic and Microbiological Findings.”  Proceedings of the 72nd Annual Florida Water Resources Conference.  Orlando, FL: April 20-23 (1997).
  49. Duranceau, J. et al. “Grounding Can Affect Water Quality.” Proc. 71st Florida Water Resources Conf. Ft Myers, FL: May 5-8, 357-362 (1996).
  50. Duranceau, J., J. Foster, and J. Poole. “Impacts of Wet-Pipe Fire Sprinkler Systems on Drinking Water Quality-Summary of Water Quality Findings.”  Proceedings of AWWA 1997 Water Quality Technology Conference.  Denver, CO: November 9-12 (1997).
  51. Melear, E.L, S.J. Duranceau, D. Newnham, J. Robards, R.D. Teegarden. “Implementing Lead and Copper Corrosion Control: Demonstration Test Programs for Three Central Florida Utilities.” Proc. 70th Annual Florida Water Resources Conf. Jacksonville, FL; April 2-5, 172-176 (1995).
  52. Richardson, T., S.J. Duranceau, and D. Laliberte. “Full-Scale Implementation of a Carbonic Acid Aeration System for Hydrogen Sulfide Removal.” Proceedings of the 70th Annual Florida Water Resources Conference. Jacksonville, FL; April 2-5, 62-72 (1995).
  53. Magdziasz, J.K., and S.J. “Effects of Potable Water Treatment Plant Residuals on Advanced Wastewater Treatment Operations: One Utilities Experience.” Proceedings of the 69th Annual Florida Water Resources Conference. Tampa, FL: 122-127 (August 1994).
  54. Duranceau,J. et. al. “Comparison of Carbon Dioxide and Sulfuric Acid Pretreatment of Packed Towers for Hydrogen Sulfide Removal from Groundwater.”   Proceedings of the 69th Annual Florida Water Resources Conference. Tampa, FL: 164-168 (August 1994).
  55. Duranceau,J. and E.L. Melear. “Balancing Multiple Water Quality Requirements of the SDWA Act.” Proc. 68th Annual Florida Water Resources Conference Orlando, FL. 37-41 (Nov. 14-17, 1993). 

OTHER PAPER PUBLICATIONS – TRADE MAGAZINES AND INDUSTRY DOCUMENTS

  1. Black, S. and S.J. Duranceau. “Investigating Nanofiltration Membrane Processes for the Removal of Trace Organic Compounds.Solutions. Pages 9-11. Stuart, FL: AMTA (Summer, 2017).
  2. Jeffery-Black, S., C. Higgins*, S.J. Duranceau and R. Wilder.Piloting Sulfuric Acid Reduction for a Nanofiltration Membrane Process: Part 1.” Recovery Zone. Stuart, FL: Southeast Desalting Association. Fall (2016), pages 8-10.
  3. Allison, R., R. Anderson, L. Andrews, J. Bailey, A. Barnes, P. Culler, J. Dietrich, F.Dent, R.W. Derowitsch, D. Derr, S.J. Duranceau, G. Eichler, T. Fogel, H. Fravel, J. Gallagher, G. Hart, J. Kinslow, C. Kuzler, D. LaLiberte, B. Lazenby, G. Leitner, L. Littrell, M. Malki, B. Matthews, C. McAllister, S. McClellan, S. MacFarland, T. Missimer, B. Molenhoff, O.J. Morin, P. Noe, J. Potts, R. Schuster, L. Stevens, W. Suratt, G. Turman, G. Turner, K. Wager, D. Walker, W. Warner. Southeast Desalting Handbook for Membrane Plant Operator Training. Stuart, FL: Southeast Desalting Association (SEDA). September, 2015.
  4. Duranceau, S.J. (Lead Author). Standard Test Method for Modified Fouling Index (MFI-0.45) of Water. ASTM Committee D19.08. Published August 2015. DOI:10.1520/D8002-15.
  5. Duranceau, S.J. “Calculations Involving pH. Recovery Zone. Stuart, FL: SEDA. Spring, 2015.
  6. Duranceau, S.J. “How is pH Measured. Recovery Zone. Stuart, FL: SEDA. Fall, 2014.
  7. Duranceau, S.J. “Understanding pH. Recovery Zone. Stuart, FL: SEDA. Spring, 2014.
  8. Duranceau, S.J. “Maximize Post-Treatment to Stabilize Desalinated Water.” Opflow. Feb. 2012.
  9. Duranceau, S.J. and C.C. Boyd*. “Post-Sedimentation Ultrafiltration Membrane Performance for a Florida Water Supply.” Solutions. Stuart, FL: AMTA (Winter 2012).
  10. Duranceau, S.J. and C.C. Boyd. “Integrating Ultrafiltration within Conventional Coagulation Facilities and the Unintended Consequence of Membrane Maintenance Chemicals Entering Conventional Recycle Streams.” Solutions. Stuart, FL: Am. Membrane Tech. Assoc. (Fall 2011).
  11. Duranceau,J. “Membrane Technologies Address Emerging Contaminants.” Solutions. Stuart, FL: American Membrane Technology Association (Summer 2011).
  12. Duranceau,J. Fact Sheet: Home Water Treatment Units: What Ocoee Customers Need to Know; A Fact Sheet that puts Home Water Treatment in Perspective (Winter 2010).
  13. Duranceau,J. “Optimum Permeate Blending.” Membrane Technology Solutions for Water Treatment. Supplement to the Water and Wastes Digest Summer Edition; p.16-18 (2010).
  14. Duranceau, S.J. “Considerations for Blending Permeate into Water Distribution Systems.” Solutions. Stuart, FL: American Membrane Technology Association (Fall 2009).
  15. Allison, R; R. Andersen; L. Andrews; P. Culler; J. Dietrich; F. Dent; R. Derowitsch; D. Derr; S.J. Duranceau; G. Eichler; H. Fravel; J. Gallagher; G. Hart; C. Kuzler; B. Lazenby; G. Leitner; B. Matthews; C. McAllister; S. McClellan; T. Mismer; B. Molenhoff; O.J. Morin; P. Noe; J. Potts; R. Schuster; L. Stevens; W. Suratt; G. Turner; K. Wagner; D. Walker. W. Warner. Handbook for Membrane Plant Operator Training. 5th Stuart, FL: Southeast Desalting Assoc. (2008).
  16. Whiting, D.D., et. al. with S.J. Duranceau (technical advisory committee). Protocols for Determining Major-Seawater-Ion Toxicity in Membrane Technology Water Treatment Concentrate. Tallahassee, FL: Florida DEP Bureau of Laboratories, December 28, 1995 (1995).

Environmental Systems Engineering Institute

The Environmental Systems Engineering Institute (ESEI) is the drinking water treatment research facility that is affiliated with the Department of Civil, Environmental and Construction Engineering (CECE) at the University of Central Florida (UCF). The ESEI is located in Engineering Building II on the UCF main campus in Orlando, Florida. The ESEI laboratories are outfitted with state-of-the-art analytical equipment capable of facilitating many standard water quality tests as well as carrying out cutting-edge environmental and chemical analyses; the ESEI has extensive experience with standard EPA, ASTM and Standard Methods techniques.

The ESEI assists in meeting State University System (SUS) goals as the Institute enhances the state and its many valuable assets by assisting the Department of Civil, Environmental and Construction Engineering in providing a high quality academic program that aids the state to meet economic and workforce needs. The Institute provides cutting edge research to address global problems and provides independent thinking professionals to solve these problems, improving the quality of life for Floridians. Moreover the five key elements of UCF’s strategic plan are embedded into the operating principles of ESEI. The ESEI mission stands for opportunity; its vision is bold and is building effective interdisciplinary research and is committed to inclusiveness and excellence; its values are of the highest standard as exemplified in its formal quality control process; its goals include integrity, scholarship, community, creativity and excellence; and its challenge is to cultivate an attitude of responsiveness to the drinking water community.

The ESEI has been effective in meeting its stated mission, goals and objectives, and remains a viable and important component of the University. The ESEI has been effective in furthering the knowledge and practice of engineering professions nationally while providing our students with the best possible education in a stimulating research-oriented and intellectually diverse environment. The Institute has provided technical support and analysis to municipal/governmental water utilities, engineering firms and other. Some of the work conducted by ESEI has been funded by the United States Department of Agriculture. Many of our undergraduate students participate in research projects that without ESEI’s facilities and well as institutional experience would not have otherwise occurred. For example, one of the investigations conducted with the help of ESEI involved the participation of undergraduate civil, environmental and construction engineering students to impress upon them the significance of infrastructure corrosion, to provide an opportunity to learn more about corrosion, and to motive these students to pursue advanced degrees with emphasis being placed on performing corrosion research. As such, that research effort supported, in part, the recommendations offered by the National Research Council and National Academy of Sciences that sought actions to improve the corrosion education of graduating engineers (Assessment of Corrosion Education, The National Academies Press, Washington D.C. 2009).

The ESEI is unique as it is one of few laboratories in Florida that is dedicated to providing disinfection by-product formation potential modeling to municipal utilities and professional engineering organizations that cannot obtain the service from commercial laboratories or other academic institutions. Another unique expertise that the ESEI has developed since Dr. Duranceau joined UCF is the ability to accurately quantify sulfide in drinking water wells. Sulfide is a non-regulated, naturally occurring chemical that occurs in ground water in Florida, and is very difficult to accurately measure. ESEI has earned a reputation for this type of testing which has aided UCF to attract both Institute and UCF research projects that support graduate student education. The research that is conducted directly, or indirectly, within the Institute aids the overall mission of UCF in its desire to conduct high quality research that results in high-impact peer reviewed publications. The work conducted by ESEI is valued, and it appears that there will continue to be a need for this type of research in the foreseeable future.
The Institute is under the direction of Dr. Steven J. Duranceau, P.E., an Associate Professor in the Civil, Environmental and Construction Engineering Department at the University of Central Florida, in Orlando, Florida. Dr. Duranceau’s research focuses on advanced water treatment process cost, performance and mass transfer investigations, distribution system water quality and corrosion control. Some of his work has been published in Journal AWWA, Journal Aqua, International Journal of Environmental Health, Synthetic Communications, Desalination and Florida Water Resources Journal. He serves on the editorial boards for the journals Desalination and Water Treatment and Membranes; also, he previously served on the editorial advisory boards for the Journal AWWA and Desalination. He serves on the Research Advisory Board of the National Water Research Institute. He is a past-President and Emeritus member of the American Membrane Technologies Association (AMTA). He is one of the founding members of two of AMTA’s affiliates, the Southeast Desalting Association (SEDA) and the Southwest Membrane Operators Association (SWMOA). He is past chair of several American Water Works Association’s (AWWA’s) committees and is active in the Florida Section AWWA. He is past chair of American Water Works Association’s (AWWA’s) Desalting, Membrane Processes and Inorganic Contaminants Committees. He is a past Trustee for the Florida Section AWWA, and has been recognized by receiving several distinguished service awards. He was chair of AWWA’s 1995 and 1997 Membrane Technologies Conferences.

Several faculty at UCF have worked with the Institute on a wide array of projects with many environmental interests. Many of the faculty and staff within the UCF CECE Department as well as from other UCF departments, have collaborated with ESEI. UCF maintains a healthy relationship with utilities as well as local industrial and commercial entities.