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AWWA Webinar: Water Recycling for Power Generation at the Palo Verde Nuclear Plant

  • Wednesday, August 19, 2020
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Webinar

This event is not sponsored by Colorado WaterWise. For additional information and registration, click here.

Wednesday August 19, 202012:00 1:00 p.m. Mountain Time.

Water Recycling for Power Generation at the Palo Verde Nuclear Plant

ABSTRACT:Pat will describe water recycling for thermoelectric power generation at the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station near Phoenix, the largest electricity generator in the US including: current strategies, future concerns, and potential technical solutions. Palo Verde uses ~60 million gallons per day of treated Phoenix municipal wastewater for cooling, and discharges 2 3 MGD of cooling tower blowdown to on-site evaporation ponds. Phoenix is raising the cost of the wastewater; the ponds are filling up; and Arizona wants to rely more on renewables. What to do?

SPEAKER BIOGRAPHY:Pat Brady is a Senior Scientist at Sandia National Laboratories where he has worked since 1993. He’s been adjunct faculty in Civil and Environmental Engineering at New Mexico Tech since 1998.

REGISTRATION:Register at: is limited to the first 100 participants. All attendees must pre-register for this webinar by Tuesday evening, 8/18/20at 5:00 p.m. This is required to: A) prevent Zoom bombers from disrupting the meeting, and B) to maintain a record of those attending to satisfy training requirements for PE licensure or Water/Wastewater Operator Certification.Operators will be asked for NM Operator Certification number on the online registration form.Continuing education is only available in New Mexico.

Registration Questions:Contact the RMSAWWA office at: info@rmsawwa.orgor 720-404-0818

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