As more U.S. wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) attempt to reduce dependency on traditional fuels, the role of biogas produced on site is becoming an increasingly attractive alternative.
Reducing carbon footprint with two-phased digestionNumerous wastewater treatment and recovery plants are adopting novel technologies to help reduce dependence on fossil fuel and provide an off-the-grid option to power their waste treatment facilities. This has resulted in demand for alternative sources of energy from sustainable, localized sources that are considered renewable in nature.
Lakeview WWTP reduces odor and maintenance costs by switching from incineration of heat-treated sludge to incineration of untreated sludgeThe Lakeview Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) is located on the shore of Lake Ontario in Mississauga, just west of metropolitan Toronto. Owned by the Region of Peel and operated by the Ontario Clean Water Agency, the plant processes the wastewater from homes and businesses in the towns of Mississauga, Caledon and Brampton. It has a average annual design capacity of 118 million gal per day (mgd).
A look at the largest high-rate clarification system for CSO treatment in North AmericaIn December 2002, the city of Toledo, Ohio, signed a consent decree with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that required the city to update its sewer and wastewater treatment facilities to stop wet weather bypassing of untreated wastewater into the Maumee River.