wastewater treatment

  • Water-energy nexus in wastewater management

    Water-energy nexus in wastewater management

    Solar-powered water treatment can significantly reduce industrial manufacturers’ water and energy footprints and turn municipal water treatment plants into energy distributors. An example of this, a demo plant in Spain producing renewably sourced hydrogen and oxygen from wastewater, was...
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  • Using solar energy to recover acids and metals from wastewater

    Using solar energy to recover acids and metals from wastewater

    An IEA SHC research group led by Dr Joachim Koschikowski, of Fraunhofer ISE, has created a matrix depicting thermal separation methods for industrial wastewater treatment and resource recovery. As part of Task 62, Solar Energy in Industrial Water and Wastewater Management, launched...
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  • Using solar steam to clean wastewater

    Using solar steam to clean wastewater

    Manufacturers have begun looking for solutions to lower the cost of wastewater disposal. One way for them to reduce the volume of contaminated water is to evaporate water on site by using solar steam. In early 2019, Rioglass Solar, a supplier based in Spain, installed a solar steam system...
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  • USA: Solar Energy Dries Biosolids in Wastewater Treatment Facility

    USA: Solar Energy Dries Biosolids in Wastewater Treatment Facility

    As part of its plan to reduce the dependence on fossil fuels, the Kent County Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility in Milford (Delaware), USA, has been using solar energy from a vacuum tube collector field with 317 m2 of gross area for its biosolid drying process since August 2011. The...

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