News | May 1, 2014

Water Environment Research Foundation Selects Hazen & Sawyer To Investigate Recovering Carbon And Other Commodities From Wastewater

The Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF) has awarded Hazen & Sawyer with a contract to build upon its current nutrient recovery research. The project team will develop a consolidated review of technologies available for the recovery of high value carbon and other non-nutrient commodity products from wastewater.

This research entitled, Beyond Nutrients: Recovering Carbon and Other Commodity Products from Wastewater, will improve the understanding of technical and economic limitations associated with resource recovery alternatives. Recovery of high value carbon products and other non-nutrient commodity products are contingent on the following:

  • Availability of technologies that are mature, reliable, and cost competitive with existing wastewater treatment options.
  • Whether or not implementation of these technologies are synergistic with wastewater treatment goals related to human and environmental health.
  • Demand for the recovered products and whether an established market is available.

This study will help define the next steps necessary for making resource recovery a viable treatment alternative.

About The Water Environment Research Foundation
The Water Environment Research Foundation, a nonprofit organization formed in 1989, is America's leading independent scientific research organization dedicated to wastewater and stormwater issues.

SOURCE: The Water Environment Research Foundation