Sewage contains about 10 times the energy needed to treat
It is technically feasible and practical to recover energy from sludge as a source of renewable energy. New technologies are being used directly in sewage and wastewater treatment, not only reducing the facility’s dependency on conventional electricity but all the while improving the test results of the output water.
Waste water treatment plants are consumers of massive amounts of electrical energy.
In the U.S. alone they consume an estimated 21 billion kilowatt hours per year.
These are some of the key reasons to explain this use of energy:
1. Input pump systems
2. Digesters, agitators
3. Output pump systems
Communities, world wide, are demanding ever increasing amounts of energy for the treatment of waste water and sewage before it is discharged back into bodies of water or before the water is made ready for reuse. Wastewater solids must be processed prior to disposal or reuse, and the handling of solids accounts for as much as 30% of a wastewater treatment facility’s costs.
Using waste sludge and solids as a resource rather than a waste problem may also help improve stressed budgets. For sewage removal go to WWSI.
The greater the quantity of energy produced by the industry, the more the industry can help reduce emissions of greenhouse gases and save money in the long run.
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