Application of Ozonation and Ultrafiltration in Drinking Water Treatment Operational Comparison

The Spectacle Pond Water Treatment Facility in Littleton, Massachusetts has been successfully operating for over ten years relying on a combination of ozone oxidation followed by ultrafiltration membranes. This paper compares the operation of the plant in Littleton with more recent installations utilizing ozonation and ultrafiltration membranes at the Mattapoisett River Valley Water Treatment Facility in Mattapoisett, Massachusetts and the Baldwin Pond Water Treatment Facility in Wayland, Massachusetts with regard to similarities as well as changes that have affected the industry.