Water Management in Biomass Processing

By Lorenz Bauer Ph.D, Lee Enterprises Consulting “Water, water, everywhere, And all the boards did shrink; Water, water, everywhere, Nor any drop to drink.” Samuel Coleridge Managing the water in biomass processes like food production, fermentations, pyrolysis, and biodiesel production is critical to success.   There is an increasing appreciation of the value of clean water. The value of water is…

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Wastewater Treatment Consultant

What does a wastewater treatment consultant or wastewater treatment expert do?  Wastewater treatment cleans raw sewage or industrial process wastewater until it can be discharged to the environment, under the conditions of government permits, or until it can be reused, for purposes such as cooling water, toilet flushing or irrigation.  Under advanced wastewater treatment, with multiple…

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Wastewater Treatment

Wastewater treatment is a process used to remove contaminants from wastewater and convert it into an effluent that can be returned to the water cycle. Once returned to the water cycle, the effluent creates an acceptable impact on the environment or is reused for various purposes (called water reclamation). Wastewater refers to any non-potable aqueous effluent…

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Wastewater Treatment Expert

What is a wastewater treatment expert?  Quite simply, it is a trained professional that works with wastewater projects.  Wastewater refers to any non-potable aqueous effluent from sources including industrial (process water), municipal, landfill leachates, and contaminated groundwater (Superfund Sites, etc.).  The constant variability of contaminants necessitates robust and reactive treatment processes involving both aerobic and…

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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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