Wastewater Treatment Plants Becoming Prosumers
Dec13

Wastewater Treatment Plants Becoming Prosumers

Around the world, leading wastewater treatment plants (WWTP) are becoming prosumers: both a producer and consumer of energy. In regular WWTPs, aeration, pumping, and solids processing account for most of the electricity that is used. In fact, energy is the second-highest budget item for these utilities after labor costs. Wastewater is a renewable resource Wastewater is a renewable resource in its own right Click & Tweet! with thermal,...

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Futuristic Grey+Green Infrastructure in Copenhagen
Nov22

Futuristic Grey+Green Infrastructure in Copenhagen

In 2018, Copenhagen’s new waste-to-energy plant will not only set the bar high for environmental performance but also for architectural integration into the landscape with the plant containing a variety of green and recreational spaces. The city’s waste-to-energy plant, Copenhill / Amager Bakke, is being constructed by Amager Resource Center which is owned by five Danish Municipalities. The plant, projected to open in the summer of...

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Future water utility: Wastewater is not waste
Sep26

Future water utility: Wastewater is not waste

DC Water has created Blue Drop, a nonprofit organization, to market products and services as well as provide ratepayer relief from tariff increases due to rising operating expenses, capital investments, and declining water consumption. A key program of Blue Drop is Bloom, which is DC Water’s brand name for its EPA certified Exceptional Quality biosolids product. After water is used in homes and businesses in the District of Columbia,...

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Pure Water, Pure Gold for San Diego
May17

Pure Water, Pure Gold for San Diego

San Diego imports 85% of its water supply from the Colorado River and Northern California Bay Delta. Over the past 15 years, the cost of importing the water has tripled with the current cost of imported water ($1,200 to $1,400) expected to double in the next 10 years. In addition, the city will become more vulnerable to droughts, climate change and natural disasters as the century progresses. To lower operational costs and become more...

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Stockholm’s world-class waste solutions
May10

Stockholm’s world-class waste solutions

In the recently published Urban Water Atlas for Europe, Stockholm is rated as one of the leading cities in Europe in terms of wastewater treatment Click & Tweet! and solid-waste treatment. Stockholm is one of the fastest growing cities in Europe with its population expected to increase by 11% by 2020 to reach just over 1 million inhabitants. This steady population growth will mean an increase in waste from both households and...

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