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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A Drone Inspecting Singapore’s Sewerage System
Nov28

A Drone Inspecting Singapore’s Sewerage System

Singapore’s Deep Tunnel Sewerage System (DTSS) is an underground highway for the management of used water and being able to regularly inspect and maintain it is key to preventing disruptions to its operations. However, the depth of the tunnel makes it a challenge for human entry to conduct manual inspections. AeroLion Technologies (ALT) has come up with a solution. ALT plan to automate a miniature unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) system...

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Tailor-made industrial water
Oct04

Tailor-made industrial water

Water is a key component of local and national economies with the resource often a key input in a variety of industrial value chains. As industrial demand for water increases the sector needs to increase its water productivity. A failure to do so could lead to the loss or disappearance of jobs. Majority of jobs dependent on water It is estimated that more than 1.4 billion jobs, or 42% of the world’s total active workforce, are heavily...

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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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