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From Best Practices to the Plant of the Future: The WERF Optimization Program

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The Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF) Optimization Program includes both direct and collaborative research with the intention of optimizing both the liquid treatment and solids operations at Wastewater Treatment Plants (WWTPs). This paper will report WERF research that has been completed in three areas: Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) benchmarking and best practices in Europe; WWTP benchmarking and best practices in North America; and a visioning of the WWTP of the Future. That visioning will include an overview of the WERF report on a visioning workshop attended by international experts.

Keywords: Optimization; practices; reuse; treatment

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: January 1, 2010

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