Wastewater Treatment Plant Digesters

WATCH "The Future of Wastewater" Video Below:

Wastewater Treatment Plant Digesters

The energy hidden in wastewater is an untapped resource with the potential to offset 12% of the US electric demand.  That's thousands of POWER PLANTS ready to be turned on.  

 

The country’s aging wastewater treatment infrastructure system is facing capital, technical and regulatory challenges.  Facilities are progressively required to improve pollutant loading reductions mandated by the Clean Water Act. The US EPA estimates investment needs for aging secondary and advanced wastewater treatment infrastructure totals $105.3 billion over the next twenty years.

 

Upgrading to high solids wastewater treatment plant digesters is an effective way to address these infrastructure improvements without passing the costs on to ratepayers.  Biosolids are pumped into our stirred tank reactors, where they can also be codigested with outside organic waste.  As anaerobic bacteria break down the volatile solids in the digester, biogas is released and can be combusted to generate electricity.  This electricity can be net metered onsite, with the potential for the wastewater treatment plant to become a net-zero facility.  Alternately, quasar’s plants can recognize revenue through the production and sale of renewable natural gas.

Working with quasar:

quasar's Project Development Team works with our clients to evaluate their treatment plant's configuration and develop a technology solution to meet their specific needs.  We have collaborated with municipalities and engineering firms to build both greenfield plants and to retrofit existing assets, as well as to contribute to feasibility studies and biosolids management plans.  With more than 100 years of combined experience in biosolids management, our team is prepared to collaborate.  Find out more about our design-build services here.

 

Benefits of Wastewater Treatment Plant Digesters:

Want to Learn More? Contact us
Eastern Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia:

Renato Contipelli

Phone: (216) 210-2307

Email: rcontipelli@quasareg.com 

 

Western Ohio, Michigan and Indiana 

Mike Maringer

Phone: (330) 988-0284

Email: mmaringer@quasareg.com

 

New York

Nate Carr

Phone: (216) 410-7658

Email: ncarr@quasareg.com

All other states and Canada                                         

David Baran                                                             

Phone: (216) 986-9999 x 104

Email: dbaran@quasareg.com

or

Alan Johnson

Phone: (216) 986-9999 x 117

Email: ajohnson@quasareg.com

Economic:

     - new revenue streams (energy & tipping fees)

     - reduce operating expenses

 

Operations:

     - increase plant throughput

     - volatile solids reduction >70%

     - Class A options available

Regulatory:

     - achieve permit compliance

 

Energy:

     - offset up to 100% electricity use

     - become net energy generators

 

Environmental:

    - greenhouse gas reduction

    - nutrient management