WWTP bio-refineries – Innovation paving the road from NIMB to pride

Description:The new municipal infrastructure revolution is about how to do more with less. Nowadays, municipalities, when building or upgrading their wastewater treatment plants, look for innovative solutions leading to sustainable projects incorporating: minimal carbon footprint, energy efficiency, nutrient recovery, biofuels, automation, education centers, and even greenhouses. These features are placing new wastewater treatment plants (WWTP) in the front stage on urban development and avoiding the Not In My Backyard (NIMB) syndrome. The presentation will show case studies featuring new trends in modern design: architectural features, footprint, energy efficient process trains, smart automation, product recovery, residuals reduction, etc. The result is a collection of pictures, technological developments, optimization programs, and new performance indicators applied to several European plants over the last 40 years. The presentation will stress "not to miss" aspects of decision making when it comes to public perception and circular economy in this new sustainable landscape.

Authors: Christian Cabral

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Tags:bio-refineries,AC14,2014 Annual Conference,wastewater treatment plants,AC2014

Citation:Stream G. 8.7.

Publication Date:May 6th, 2014 Upload Date:Jun 30th, 2014

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