wastewater heat recovery Articles

  • Heat recovery from wastewater

    Heat recovery from gray water is particularly important in water-intensive industries such as pulp and paper plants, dairies and breweries. Rather than flushing used water down the drain, consider whether a heat exchanging system can help you put that energy to work in your process again. Most plant operators arc aware of the need to save money and reduce the environmental impact of their plant ...


    By DDI Heat Exchangers Inc.

  • Heat From Wastewater

    When it comes to using wastewater heat from channels, provision and evaluation of hydraulic and thermal wastewater data is urgently needed prior to planning and implementation of facilities. Knowing the wastewater temperatures as well as the flow rates - particularly as dry weather discharge – is an indispensable component. It is therefore essential to carry out preliminary measurements ...


    By NIVUS GmbH

  • Modelling the viability of heat recovery from combined sewers

    Modelling of wastewater temperatures along a sewer pipe using energy balance equations and assuming steady-state conditions was achieved. Modelling error was calculated, by comparing the predicted temperature drop to measured ones in three combined sewers, and was found to have an overall root mean squared error of 0.37 K. Downstream measured wastewater temperature was plotted against modelled ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The potential for thermal energy recovery from wastewater treatment works in southern England

    This paper asks how much heat could be recovered from wastewater treatment plants under UK climatic conditions, and can this heat be used effectively to reduce their carbon footprint? Four wastewater treatment sites in southern England have been investigated and the available heat quantified. Issues relating to the environmental, economic and practical constraints on how this energy can be ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Energy recovery from thermal treatment of dewatered sludge in wastewater treatment plants

    Sewage sludge is a by-product generated from municipal wastewater treatment (WWT) processes. This study examines the conversion of sludge via energy recovery from gasification/combustion for thermal treatment of dewatered sludge. The present analysis is based on a chemical equilibrium model of thermal conversion of previously dewatered sludge with moisture content of 60–80%. Prior to ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Power Positive Resource Recovery

    Using laws of thermodynamic analysis to evaluate the energy and power characteristics of wastewater and beneficial uses of biogas offers greater insight into best business practices and what is achievable. Growing numbers of waste-water treatment plants (WWTP) are striving to produce more power onsite. In recent years, there’s even been a race among WWTP operators to see who can ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Future-oriented further developments: wastewater heat utilization plants with a return on investment (ROI) of 2 - 6 years

    Sewage is dirty and stinks. Out of sniffing distance – out of mind. Up until the 1980s sewage was taboo and not given the attention it deserves. One cold winter morning in 1988, 23 years ago, Urs Studer stopped beside a steaming manhole cover and wondered how such a source of heat could go untapped. Ever since he has been dedicating himself intensively to the recycling of sewage heat. At ...


    By RABTHERM AG

  • Application of Membrane Technology for the Recovery and Reuse of Water

    Abstract As water and sewer costs are expected to increase over the next decade, membrane technology will continue to be a viable and economical option in the recovery and reuse of water. This paper describes the mechanism of membrane effected separation (specifically reverse osmosis, ultrafiltration and microfiltration), membranes commercially available, membrane element configurations, and how ...


  • Home, Sweet Wastewater Building

    How can a wastewater treatment plant embedded into a neighborhood not use much landmass and be environmentally friendly and user-friendly all at the same time? One system aims to do all of the above. Why should a wastewater treatment plant always have to look like, well, a wastewater treatment plant?  A visual trip through project files of Aqueonics Inc., based in Greenville, SC, reveals photos ...


    By Aqueonics, Inc.

  • Assessing Feasibility of Direct Drive Technology for Energy Recovery from Digester Biogas

    ABSTRACTThe Regional Municipality of Waterloo completed a study, with support from Environment Canada, to evaluate the feasibility of using direct drive technology to recover energy from digester biogas. The study identified that a 150 HP engine, operating at 54 % load, could be supported by the estimated gas production of 1560 m3/d with 63 % methane by volume. ...

  • Treatment of wastewater from anaerobic digestion

    The Client The customer is power plant which produces biogas from biomass and sewage farm, through anaerobic digestion and thermal recovery, located nearby Munich in Germany. The Client’s needs Biogas is produced by the fermentation of organic substances of animal and vegetal origin in absence of oxygen (anaerobic process). This process produces a ...

  • EnviroChemie Energy from Wastewater Biomar

    Energy from Wastewater Use of biological wastewater treatment to generate energy, preserve resources and lower operating costs The challenge in terms of sustainability: Reducing energy consumption and optimising operating costs is an important aspect for many companies. Under certain conditions these goals can be combined in an intelligent wastewater ...


    By EnviroChemie GmbH

  • Chemical recovery - Recycle Fluid Technologies, Inc. - case study

    Application Recycle Fluid Technologies, Inc., of Richland Michigan recovers ethylene glycol of higher purity and greater volumetric yield. The recovered product must meet stringent General Motors and ASTM Standards. Waste Description The used ethylene glycol contains inhibitor salts, ash, dissolved metals, organic acids, motor oils and other variable ...


  • Sewage pre-concentration for maximum recovery and reuse at decentralized level

    Pre-concentration of municipal wastewater by chemically enhanced primary treatment (CEPT) was studied under controlled laboratory conditions. Both iron and aluminium-based coagulants were examined at gradually increasing concentrations (0.23, 0.35, 0.70 and 1.05 mmol/L). The CEPT sludge generated from different coagulation experiments was digested in batch anaerobic reactors, while the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Control VOC`s in Refinery Wastewater

    Oil and water do not mix, like many of life’s one-liners this statement is basically true but not the whole story. Many hydrocarbon liquids, particularly aromatics, have significant solubilities in water: Benzene 1800 PPMVToluene 470Ethyl Benzene 150Xylenes 150 Petroleum refineries do not like salts in their feedstock since these corrode and foul process equipment. The first refining step is ...

  • Maximizing Energy Recovery through Digester Gas Management System Enhancement

    ABSTRACTAdvanced anaerobic digestion practices and maximum energy recovery call for a digester gas system that reliably allows for complete biogas collection and utilization. This paper will describe the planning, design, and construction of a new digester gas management system at the East Bay Municipal Utility District’s (District) Main Wastewater Treatment Plant. The need for an upgraded ...

  • Quebec recovers heat energy from sewage in Baied`Urfe

    Energy recovery from municipal sewage and greywater offers cities a new reliable resource.  Erwin Schwartz of DDI Heat Exchangers Inc. reports on a novel application of rectangular, wide-gap heat exchangers that has worldwide potential. The Canadian company DDI Heat Exchangers Inc. installed, with the support of the Quebec provincial government and municipal sewage authority, the first ...


    By DDI Heat Exchangers Inc.

  • Heat Pump Used to Drain Contaminated Sludge in a Steel Factory

    Summary In 1987, new regulations required that factories dispose of their contaminated water and waste themselves. Making galvanised steel wire, the Stelfil factory produces sludge contaminated with lead and zinc. Stelfil spent thousands of dollars to bury this waste and evaluated three systems to remove most of the water: a gas dryer, an induction heated screw conveyor and a heat pump system. ...


  • Closing the last Energy Leak

    The heat contained in wastewater is one of the last major untapped resources in the field of renewable energies, despite the fact that it may some day provide some 20% of the heating energy we need. This huge potential has been addressed by a Swiss engineering office, Rabtherm AG, which now supplies patented technology for generating energy from wastewater, used for heating or cooling buildings. ...


    By RABTHERM AG

  • Every kilowatt utilised optimally

    Heat recovery with AERZEN blowers As a part of an extensive renovation project, the city of Filderstadt modernised the Bombach wastewater treatment plant, located in the district of Bonlanden. Now, Delta Hybrid rotary lobe compressors made by AERZEN provide optimal oxygen supply, and, thanks to heat recovery measures, the energy balance has improved further. Although ...

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