How Innovative Process Technology and Automation Combine for a Triple Bottom Line Win: A Case Study
Authors: Manning, Alan; Moore, Bill
Source: Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation, WEFTEC 2011: Session 61 through Session 70 , pp. 3934-3951(18)
Publisher: Water Environment Federation
Abstract:When the Metropolitan Council Environmental Services (MCES) moved forward with plans to build a new solids processing facility, the organization committed to state-of-the-art technology and equipment, which would replace aging infrastructure - often more than 20 years old - and effectively resolve increasing maintenance issues and costs, recurring odor complaints, and ever-tightening regulatory standards.The new technology and equipment at MCES includes new incinerators and equipment for air pollution, odor control, and energy cogeneration, which have significantly reduced emissions and odors and brought monumental savings in energy costs (gas and electric) which total about 4 million annually.
Keywords: sewage sludge incineration; dewatering; heat recovery; multiple hearth furnaces; fluid bed incinerators; air pollution control systems; electrostatic precipitators; scrubbers; wet electrostatic precipitators; autogenous combustion
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 2011-01-01
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