Nov 25, 2014

WEF, WERF Call for Resource Recovery Technologies

Submissions are due no later than 5:00 p.m. EST on Friday, Jan. 16, 2015

WEF WERF resource recovery research

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) and the Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF) are currently seeking wastewater treatment technologies that provide intensification of resource recovery, including recovery of energy, nutrients, water, and other products. Proposers must highlight key aspects of their product or process for review by a panel of experts through a Leaders Innovation Forum for Technology (LIFT) Technology Scan

Selected proposers will be featured at a forum Aug. 9 to 11, 2015 at Manhattan College in New York City. Co-sponsored by WEF and WERF, the forum will include technology presentations along with matchmaking and development of collaborative future projects among utilities, vendors, academics, consultants and others.

Submittals must pertain to intensification technologies applicable to municipal and industrial wastewater treatment operations in developed nations such as the U.S. 
Processes for intensification of resource recovery are defined as follows:

  • • Provides greater than 30% reduction in the capital cost—typically this would be associated with a reduction in concrete tank volume, footprint, etc. In addition to reduced capital cost, preference will be given to technologies that can also demonstrate a significant reduction in O&M costs.
  • • Examples: solid-liquid separation, digestion pre-treatment/enhancement processes, granular sludge processes, membrane bioreactor processes, nutrient removal and resource recovery, carbon diversion, dewatering, filtration and high-rate wet weather treatment processes.

Submissions are due no later than 5:00 p.m. EST on Friday, Jan. 16, 2015.