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Title : Opportunities for Recovering Resources from Municipal Wastewater, Assessment of Resources, Markets, and Environmental Benefits
Publication Date : July 01, 2022
Authors : M. Ha, G. Gutenberger, L. Ou, H. Cai, T. Hawkins
Abstract : Municipal wastewater contains valuable resources including water, energy, and nutrients that often enter and leave wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) without being captured. Currently, plants are increasingly seeking to recover resources and reuse them in a sustainable way. Therefore, the purpose of this project was to assess the potential for recovery and reuse of water and products from municipal wastewater treatment plants across the United States and to examine how this potential varies by region. To accomplish this, three main tasks were set: first, to characterize wastewater treatment plants; second, to characterize technologies and pathways used to recover energy, nutrients, and water from treatment plants; third, to assess the demand for reclaimed resources and products at a regional level by performing spatial analysis. These three tasks were then synthesized to present key findings in this report and a geospatial dataset with the hope of guiding the increased use of resource recovery technologies in the U.S.

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