Yes, and probably sooner than you think. Many municipalities are looking Direct Potable Reuse (DPR) as the holy grail of wastewater reuse. The problem with today’s technology is there is no "fail-safe" process or a cost-effective way to detect membrane breach in real-time—a critical regulatory hurdle that is holding DPR back.
Porifera’s dprShield with Breach Detected Barrier is a cost-effective system to treat wastewater for direct potable reuse. The dprShield uses real-time breach detection and correlated pathogen removal at greater than 6-log removal (99.9999%). This is 3 times more sensitive than any osmosis membrane technology on the market today, a breakthrough advancement in potable reuse.
The dprShield will soon be piloted under a California Energy Commission grant in collaboration with the Hayward Water Pollution Control Facility and Orange County Water District Groundwater Replenishment System.