Research on Resource Recovery Best Practices
(NEW YORK, NY – June 1, 2012) – The Water Environment Research Foundation has selected Hazen and Sawyer to provide leadership in guiding the acceptance and implementation of resource recovery technologies at wastewater treatment facilities. Although wastewater has been identified as a renewable source of energy, nutrients, and other products, there remain technical, social, and economic challenges that prevent an industry-wise adoption of resource recovery. In this study, Hazen and Sawyer and its partners will develop a guidance tool that utilities can use to evaluate how best to implement resource recovery.
As part of this study, Hazen and Sawyer will also oversee research into emerging resource recovery technologies, with a view to identifying options that reduce energy consumption, improve treatment efficiency, and provide utilities with alternative revenue streams. For this work, Hazen and Sawyer will team with CH2MHILL, Battelle Memorial Foundation, R. Alexander and Associates, LLC, Passaro Engineering and the University of Queensland, Australia.
Since our founding in 1951, Hazen and Sawyer has focused on two things: providing safe drinking water and controlling water pollution. Our range of services encompasses the planning, design, and construction management of water and wastewater-related projects – from clean water treatment, storage, and distribution to wastewater and stormwater collection, treatment, and reuse.