wastewater heat utilization Articles

  • 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

  • Electric Utilities Hook up To Biogas

    Pennsylvania Power & Light, Alliant Energy, Wisconsin Electric and Portland General Electric are some utilities that are plugging into anaerobic digestion projects. AT the October, 2001 BioCycle conference on “Renewable Energy from Organics Recycling,” the director of the Iowa Energy Center, Floyd Barwig, pointed out that the possibility of separating the United States from Middle ...


  • What is Wastewater?

    What is wastewater? Wastewater, the waste discharge that first comes to mind in any discussion of stream pollution, is the discharge of domestic wastewater, which contains a large amount of organic waste. Industry also contribute substantial amounts of organic waste, some of which comes from vegetable and fruit packing; dairy processing; meat packing; tanning; processing of poultry, ...

  • Utilizing unconventional water sources for industrial reuse

    Reclamation and reuse of unconventional wastewater sources for plant raw water, cooling water and process pre-treatment has increased substantially due to increases in the cost of drinking water, recurring water shortages that can impact business operations, and tightening government regulation. Water is required in almost every industrial sector for the processing and manufacture of products. ...


    By WesTech Engineering, Inc.

  • California utility chooses HERO / crystallizer for ZLD

    The Facility The Magnolia Power Project is utilizing state-of-the-art combined-cycle electric generation technology and being built on four acres of Burbank Water and Power’s (BWP) generation station complex adjacent to Magnolia Boulevard in Burbank. Aker Kvaerner is serving as the Magnolia Power Project engineering, equipment procurement and construction contractor, and has been ...

  • United Utilities, Davyhulme WWTW, CHP Plant - Case Study

    At the Davyhulme wastewater treatment works (WWTW) in Greater Manchester, United Utilities is generating renewable energy from sewage gas that is created from sludge left behind after the treatment of wastewater. The produced energy is used to power the local plant and provide high levels of efficiency through ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • Queensland Urban Utilities Upgrades Flood Damaged Site - Case Study

    Adelaide, Australia: Clarke Energy has been commissioned by Queensland Urban Utilities (QUU) to supply two sewage treatment plants (STPs) with new sewage gascogeneration units in Brisbane. Clarke Energy assisting Queensland ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • 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 ...

  • Removing Struvite from wastewater systems

    Named after Henrich Christian Gottfried Von Struve, who discovered the magnesium ammonium phosphate crystals in medieval sewer systems in Hamburg in 1845, struvite is a major problem for waste water treatment plants. The hard, crystalline deposit forms scale on lines and belts, in centrifuges and pumps.  It also clogs system pipes and other equipment including anaerobic ...

  • Biogas production and potential from U.S. Wastewater Treatment

    How many wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) have anaerobic digestion? How many are utilizing the biogas? What percentage of these facilities are feeding additional substrates into their digesters? How is the biogas being used — is it flared, used to drive process machinery, heat the digester, or injected into a natural gas pipeline? These are some of the questions asked of the ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Biomethane production at Ontario wastewater treatment plant

    The City of Hamilton is purifying biogas and injecting it into the grid, while continuing to generate power and recover heat from its CHP system. Hamilton, Ontario, has long been a leader in producing biogas from its sewage and storm water wastes. Half a century ago, the city of 520,000 began processing sludge from its sprawling Woodward Avenue Wastewater Treatment Plant through anaerobic ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Quaker oats uses skimmer to reduce wastewater BOD

    The Quaker Oats plant in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada produces some seven million cases of Harvest Crunch® cereal and cake mixes annually. In the process, residue from the conveyors, dryers and other processing equipment ends up on the floor. Periodic equipment washdowns add water to the solid and liquid residue, which contains edible fats, starches and sugars. During house-cleaning operations, ...


    By Abanaki Corporation

  • Synthesis of porous sulfonated carbon as a potential adsorbent for phenol wastewater

    The work reports a facile synthesis procedure for preparation of porous sulfonated carbons and its suitability for adsorption of phenol. The sulfonated carbon was synthesized utilizing a simplified, single-step, shorter duration process by sulfonation, dehydration and carbonization of sucrose in sulfuric acid and tetraethylorthosilicate. The surface and internal structures of the adsorbents ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Centralized water and wastewater treatment as a greenhouse gas producer in Finland

    Centralized water and wastewater treatment are key components of modern society but, at the same time, sources of greenhouse gas emissions. In this study, we carried out an assessment of the role of centralized water and wastewater treatment as a greenhouse gas producer in Finland, based on the existing literature and a questionnaire study. The aim of the study was to outline the significance of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Using respirometry for energy optimization in a nitrifying biological wastewater treatment system

    Many wastewater treatment plants use more than 50% of their total energy budget in the aeration basin and, when nutrient removal is included in the activated sludge process, it is very common that the majority of oxygen uptake goes to the nitrification process. For that reason, in most wastewater treatment plants, energy optimization is focused on nitrification management. This information can be ...


    By SURCIS, S.L.

  • Life cycle assessment of introducing an anaerobic digester in a municipal wastewater treatment plant in Spain

    Anaerobic digestion (AD) is being established as a standard technology to recover some of the energy contained in the sludge in wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) as biogas, allowing an economy in electricity and heating and a decrease in climate gas emission. The purpose of this study was to quantify the contributions to the total environmental impact of the plant using life cycle assessment ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Energy audit in small wastewater treatment plants: methodology, energy consumption indicators, and lessons learned

    Energy audits in wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) reveal large differences in the energy consumption in the various stages, depending also on the indicators used in the audits. This work is aimed at formulating a suitable methodology to perform audits in WWTPs and identifying the most suitable key energy consumption indicators for comparison among different plants and benchmarking. ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Two-stage anaerobic fluidized-bed membrane bioreactor treatment of settled domestic wastewater

    A two-stage anaerobic fluidized-bed membrane bioreactor (SAF-MBR) system was applied for the treatment of primary-settled domestic wastewater that was further pre-treated by either 10 μm filtration or 1 mm screening. While the different pre-treatment options resulted in different influent qualities, the effluent qualities were quite similar. In both cases at a total hydraulic retention ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Wastewater Plant Relies on Thermal Flow Meter for Co-Gen Power Gas Blending Process

    The Rahway Valley Sewerage Authority (RVSA), which operates a large wastewater treatment plant in New Jersey, embarked on a green co-generation waste-to-energy project to power a portion of its operations. The plant performs primary, secondary, tertiary and sludge treatment processes in serving over 250,000 residential customers and 3000 industrial and commercial customers in a 40-plus square ...


    By Modern Pumping Today

  • Sustainable wastewater separation treatment systems coupled with nutrient and water reducing greywater reuse technologies

    Nationally and internationally, pressure is increasing to introduce nutrient reducing, water conserving and recycling measures for sustainable residential and small community water/wastewater systems. Reports of inadequate water quality and quantity are being reported daily. Over the past thirty years the federal government and State of Alaska have invested over 4 billion dollars installing piped ...


    By Equaris Corporation

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