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Case Study of Energy Efficient, Sustainable Improvements and Technologies Implemented at Wastewater Treatment Plants

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Abstract:

The goal to operate economically sustainable wastewater treatment facilities has pushed entities throughout New York State to identify and implement energy efficient facility and technology improvements. This paper will paper will provide a case study of results from projects and programs at nine wastewater treatment systems. The paper will provide energy savings, construction costs and return on investment information on technologies including aeration diffuser upgrades, blower upgrades, dissolved oxygen and pumping control systems, digester mixing systems, anaerobic digester gas collection, belt press upgrades and replacement, lighting upgrades, HVAC upgrades and energy management systems.

Keywords: Energy efficiency Upgrades; HVAC upgrades; aeration system upgrades; anaerobic digester gas collection; belt press upgrades; dissolved oxygen control systems; economic sustainability; energy management systems; lighting upgrades; turbo blowers

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2175/193864711802836355

Publication date: January 1, 2011

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