Tag Archives: Digestion

WEF and ABC Commit to Accelerating Generation of Resources from Biogas Systems

July 21, 2017

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) and the American Biogas Council (ABC; Washington, D.C.) are partnering to expand the conversion of organic waste into renewable energy and soil products. The organizations signed a new memorandum of understanding that reaffirms their cooperative goals to promote resource recovery, specifically the use of energy and products generated from […]

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Residuals and Biosolids Conference Shares the Latest in Solids Management

February 10, 2017

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Learn and network with other water sector professionals during the Residual and Biosolids Conference 2017. The Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.) is hosting this conference in cooperation with the Pacific Northwest Clean Water Association and Northwest Biosolids (Seattle). The educational event presents the latest in solids management, featuring the topics of facilities operation, anaerobic digestion […]

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Celebrating Love Over Settling Tanks and Digesters

January 24, 2017

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Though it may not be seen as a traditional romantic destination, hundreds of couples and others have participated in the Newtown Creek Facility Valentine’s Day tours since the Brooklyn facility began offering them in 2012. Photo courtesy of the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).

Newtown Creek facility remains a popular Valentine’s Day destination in New York While some couples’ Valentine’s Day plans involve a romantic dinner over candlelight or a ride in a horse-drawn carriage, others in New York City have decided to take a less traditional, more unique approach to the day dedicated to love. This year, these […]

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Grand Junction Powers City Vehicles With Digester Gas

August 13, 2015

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Rather than flaring methane, digester gas at the Persigo facility enters conditioning equipment, which removes hydrogen sulfide, siloxanes, and carbon dioxide and then compresses the gas. Photo courtesy of City of Grand Junction, Colo.

In what is thought to be the largest projects of its kind in the U.S., the City of Grand Junction, Colo., began using biogas from its water resource recovery facility to fuel 38 city-owned vehicles. As part of a $2.8-million project completed in April, the city began conditioning and compressing digester gas to improve its […]

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Innovation for the Next Generation at WEF/IWA Residuals and Biosolids Conference 2015

April 28, 2015

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) and International Water Association (IWA; London) present a multitude of residuals- and biosolids-related topics at the WEF/IWA Residuals and Biosolids Conference 2015. Being held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., June 7–10, the educational event will feature 22 technical sessions covering topics such as […]

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Learn About Trace Organics and Resource Recovery in English, or Energy Efficiency en Español in WEF’s No-Charge Webcasts

April 3, 2015

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Energy Efficient Solutions for Water Resource Recovery Facilities (Soluciones para Balances de Energía Eficientes en Sistemas de Tratamiento de Aguas Residuales) Conducted entirely in Spanish, this webcast will describe the energy balances of common water resource recovery facility (WRRF) configurations and evaluate the energy savings that could be made by implementing best practices and innovative, […]

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Upcoming WEF Webcasts Cover Pipeline Assessment, Biofilm Reactors, Lab Improvements, and Codigestion

March 13, 2015

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Fundamentals and Emerging Advancements in Biofilm Reactor Technologies Learn the basics of design and operation of biofilm processes for municipal wastewater treatment in this webcast. Process definitions, structure, existence, applications as well as the advantages and disadvantages of biofilm compared to activated sludge systems will be discussed. Speakers will present examples of water resource recovery […]

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Victor Valley Sets Its Sights on Energy Neutrality

August 27, 2014

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Victor Valley Wastewater Reclamation Authority (VVWRA; Victorville, Calif.) will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the Omnivore™ system, which will help the authority become 90% to 100% energy neutral by 2015. Photo courtesy of VVWRA.

Wastewater reclamation authority unveils retrofitted anaerobic digester In 2008, the Victor Valley Wastewater Reclamation Authority (VVWRA; Victorville, Calif.) set two goals: offset operation and maintenance expenses and increase revenue. After reviewing its entire facility, VVWRA came up with an idea of repurposing its anaerobic digesters to produce energy and developed a holistic energy-management plan. These […]

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