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DEAR/DWRM Technology Library - Form Instructions
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  Section 3   Evaluation Submittal Preparation

Restoration technologies for pollutant reduction, with a particular emphasis on nutrient reduction, will be evaluated on environmental acceptability, safety, performance, and cost-effectiveness. The submission should include all information relevant to these evaluation factors. More details as to the content of the submittal are provided below. Also include any other relevant information regarding the product, process or equipment that the department should consider in the evaluation. Only complete submittals will be evaluated.

Suggested Content:
General

  • Product, process or equipment name.
  • Description of the intended application of the product, process or equipment, including whether it is:
    • used for source reduction or for pollutant reduction within a water body
    • intended for the reduction of nitrogen, phosphorus, or both, or
    • intended to permanently or temporarily sequester or remove nitrogen, phosphorus, or both.
  • Description of the underlying scientific principles on which the product, process or equipment operates.
  • If the nature of the product, process, or equipment is similar to others used for the reduction of nutrients or other pollutants in Florida, then explain the distinguishing characteristics and advantages of the particular, product, process or equipment, especially as they relate to its cost-effectiveness.

Performance

  • Demonstrated nutrient or other pollutant reduction efficiency and effectiveness as a percent reduction in nutrient or other pollutant loads and concentrations, including the lowest demonstrated nutrient or other pollutant concentrations achieved.
  • Attach bench scale and/or pilot scale test results of the product, process or equipment.
  • Attach literature published on the product, process or equipment.
  • List sites where the product, process or equipment has demonstrated effectiveness at full-scale implementation.
  • Provide information on the longest continuous operation of the process and note the reason for any stoppages during that time.

Technical

  • Attach diagrams, sketches, schematics or specifications necessary to illustrate the product, process or equipment.
  • List the following operating parameters:
    • Range of flow rates over which the process may be operated, including any maximum or minimum thresholds above or below which the process is not deemed to be effective and the optimum flow range.
    • Range of concentrations over which the process may be operated, including any maximum or minimum thresholds above or below which the process is not deemed to be effective and the optimum concentration range.
    • Footprint needed for the process at various ranges of flow rates, the range of each of these and the optimum application. The footprint information should include that needed for intermediate handling of byproducts or waste streams.
  • List whether the process is linear or otherwise over the range of operating parameters identified in the previous bullet.
  • List any other water quality conditions which would affect the process (color, turbidity, dissolved oxygen, pH, salinity), including information on how those water quality conditions affect the process (Do they enhance or inhibit the process? How?). List any biological or other conditions that would affect the process (predation, canopy, temperature) including information on how these conditions affect the process (down time, lower efficiencies).
  • Provide information about the chemical composition of any chemical formulations used in the treatment process and the rate at which they are intended to be applied.
  • List any patents held on the product, process or equipment.
  • Describe any sidestreams, wastes, spent materials, effluents, air emissions, or residues remaining in treated waters, and the nature, volume and fate or disposition of those materials.
  • List sampling parameters that would be necessary to include in the evaluation of the product, process or equipment to track the progress of the nutrient reduction and the fate of any chemicals that are unique to the product, process or equipment.

Environmental/Regulatory

  • List the fate of all chemicals used (coagulants, polymers, etc.) in the product, process or equipment, including their anticipated residual concentration in treated waters or in any by-product.
  • Characterize any air emissions associated with use of the product, process or equipment.
  • Identify known permits necessary for the use of the product, process or equipment.

Safety

  • Attach Material Safety Data Sheets associated with the product, process or equipment.
  • Attach toxicity test results that have been performed on the product.
  • Provide information regarding the safe handling of chemicals associated with the product, process or equipment.
  • Provide actions necessary to ensure personal protection for workers to minimize their exposure to hazards during construction, operation, and any other activity associated with the product, process or equipment.
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Last updated: April 14, 2015