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Renewable Energy to Dry Up a Region's Biosolid Issue

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This innovative project will offer insights into the use of a renewable biogas or waste heat energy source to sustain a regional biosolids dryer system that will attain a beneficial use Class A biosolid product. This investigation solves a regional biosolid issue for eight cities and a county that operate 16 wastewater treatment plants in Florida. This system twice uses renewable energy by capturing the methane biogas from the municipal landfill to directly run the regional biosolid dryer or alternatively to operate electric generation systems that provide a waste heat as the second source of renewable energy to run the regional biosolid dryer. The investigation results will define the most cost effective biosolid drying option while offering an innovative environmentally sensitive renewable biogas or waste heat energy conservation solution.

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: January 1, 2008

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