Changing Paradigms: From Wastewater Treatment to Resource Recovery
In spite of the availability of implementable technologies and approaches, adoption of energy reduction and energy and nutrient recovery options by the used water profession has been slow. This occurs for a number of reasons. Among them are the siloed nature of the educational and regulatory systems, the professional organizations, and the relevant institutions. Codes and standards also inhibit relevant changes. Economics have not historically encouraged greater energy and nutrient recovery, but this factor is changing. Procedures for analyzing evolving and innovative technologies and approaches compared to more conventional options often contain biases against their adoption. Systematic barriers are also inherent in the innovation process, including the time required by the technology learning curve and by the adoption process. Understanding and addressing these barriers can lead to more rapid adoption of new, beneficial technologies and approaches, creating significant societal benefits.
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Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2011-01-01
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