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The Bright Side of Biosolids

Posted by WesTech Engineering on Apr 19, 2021 6:55:41 PM

Disposing of excess sludge – the organic remnants of the wastewater treatment process – is a significant economic and environmental challenge for anyone who operates a wastewater treatment plant. The facility needs to treat the wastewater and then remove the biosolids. What if the sludge was not an irritation and instead became a valuable part of the facility’s resource recovery?

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Category: Digestion, Renewable Energy, Wastewater Treatment

Anaerobic Digestion Equipment - Best Practices for Selection and Operation

Anaerobic Digestion has played a key part in turning wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) into water resource recovery facilities (WRRFs). The byproduct traditionally called “waste gas” is used as biogas - a renewable, clean, green energy source. Some facilities have been able to generate enough to put renewable natural gas (RNG) into a pipeline and/or send power back to the grid.

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Category: Digestion, Renewable Energy, Wastewater Treatment

Wastewater, Algae, and the New Pathway to Resource Recovery

Posted by WesTech Engineering on Oct 26, 2017 3:36:10 PM

Once considered to be ordinary and mundane, wastewater treatment is becoming a recognized contributor to the green technology movement. It’s a rising star in the resource recovery world with the adoption of one key ingredient – algae.

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Category: Renewable Energy, Wastewater Treatment

Five Reasons to Harvest the Power of Biogas

Posted by Laura Martin on Jun 21, 2016 4:29:08 PM

Not every utility that cleans wastewater views itself as a wastewater treatment plant.

“Some utilities have started making the shift from saying ‘we make clean water’ to saying ‘we recover resources from water,’” said Matt Williams, an anaerobic digestion/biosolids expert from WesTech. “They are seeing themselves as water resource recovery facilities.”

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Category: Digestion, Renewable Energy

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