Wastewater Plant Energy Balance

Wastewater treatment plants are major energy consumers.  Much of the energy consumption at domestic wastewater treatment plants are needed to provide oxygen for biological treatment or to pump or mix wastewater.  In recent years, wastewater facility owners and operators have made increasing efforts to reduce the net energy consumption of their facilities.  Energy conservation measures are…

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Sludge Treatment Expert

“Sludge” is a general term for liquids, with a high solids content, that remain after some sort of industrial process such as wastewater treatment, drinking water treatment, mining operations, petroleum extraction, etc. Although sludges are typically thought of as problematic waste materials, they may contain valuable constituents including nutrients, metals, and energy content.  A sludge…

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