CGI Federal Inc. has partnered with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Research and Development (ORD) to develop a comprehensive drinking water treatability database (TDB). The database will be a publicly accessible Web site containing referenced data on the control of more than 250 drinking water contaminants, by more than 30 water treatment processes. The information will be gathered by environmental consultants from a variety of peer publications, research reports, conferences and other literature sources. The EPA envisions the TDB as a compendium of water treatment research assembled in a single location, which can be easily accessed by the water treatment community.
CGI worked with ORD to design the TDB, and developed both the public
application, as well as a Web-based data entry tool where ORD and environmental
consultants can compile research data.
“The TDB will be a useful tool for making drinking water treatment data available
to the water utilities, design engineers, first responders, researchers and
regulators. It will provide the effectiveness of various treatment processes
for removing contaminants from drinking water, and the conditions of their
effectiveness. Where data are limited, it will identify research needs,” says
Dick Miltner, an EPA environmental engineer with ORD’s Water Supply and Water
Resources Division in Cincinnati, who manages the TDB.
“The EPA has been a customer of CGI for more than 30 years, and we are excited
to be their partner in the development of this valuable application,” says
Kenyon Wells, vice-president of CGI Federal. “We are pleased that the EPA has
the confidence in our company to develop critical scientific applications like
the TDB, and we look forward to working with the EPA laboratories in the future
to create useful tools for the scientific community.”
The water treatability database is available at www.epa.gov/tdb.