How Treatment Plants Can Become Power Plants

A California plant makes the most of green energy with biogas-fueled cogeneration, solar power and a number of energy-saving process innovations.
How Treatment Plants Can Become Power Plants
Operator John Bontrager checks the sludge blanket in one of the facility’s secondary clarifiers.

Wastewater officials talk more and more about turning publicly owned treatment works into publicly owned power plants.
They should take a lesson from the Santa Cruz (California) Wastewater Treatment Facility.

The plant has 1,300 kW of electric power generating capacity in a...

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