Development of an Integrated Resource Recovery Framework for the Vancouver Sewerage Area

Description:Metro Vancouver is committed to implementing resource recovery from liquid and solid waste streams, as part of its Integrated Liquid Waste and Resource Management Plan and its Integrated Solid Waste Management Plan. The first step towards "Integrated Resource Recovery" (IRR) is developing an IRR Framework that defines strategies, objectives, and timelines for potential resource recovery initiatives. Metro Vancouver retained Kerr Wood Leidal, and its partners, Compass Resource Management and CH2M Hill to develop the IRR Framework for the Vancouver Sewerage Area. This project entailed compilation of potential resource supply and demand inventories, research on potentially technologies, consultation with stakeholders, and evaluation of a range of IRR opportunities, using a "structured decision making" approach. The study focused on liquid waste, solid waste, and energy as the major themes. Key objectives for IRR opportunities included reducing of greenhouse gas emissions, minimizing residuals from solid waste, introducing new and innovative technologies, and minimizing net lifecycle costs of waste management. The end result is an actionable series of projects and initiatives that Metro Vancouver can deploy to achieve these objectives over a 50-year period. These include district energy, anaerobic digestion of source separated organics, biosolids management, responsible use of wood waste as a heat source, and use of emerging technologies for resource recovery.

Authors: Mike Homenuke; Jeff Carmichael; Paul Kadota

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Tags:2014 Annual Conference,AC2014,AC14,resource recovery

Citation:Stream K. 9.6.

Publication Date:May 5th, 2014 Upload Date:Jul 17th, 2014

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