Renewable energy and wastewater treatment: Environmental and economical benefits

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Renewable energy and wastewater treatment: Environmental and economical benefits

Renewable energy and wastewater treatment: Environmental and economical benefits

Thamer Ahmad Mohammad

The main purpose of wastewater treatment plants is to control the environmental pollution particularly in natural water bodies. From energy point of view, wastewater treatment plants have high potentials for heat generation beyond common digester gas combustion. Anaerobic digestion is a popular and energy-efficient process in which microorganisms convert organic matter into biogas in the absence of oxygen. This naturally-occurring by-product can be used as a source of renewable energy, creating an incredible opportunity to convert waste into energy. The produced energy is depending on the quantity of wastewater being treated and the strength of that wastewater. Biogas can be used in boilers to produce heat, burned in cogeneration engines to produce both electricity and heat, or, in some cases, sold back to the local grid for utility credits. Biogas contains methane, a highly-flammable fuel with incredible money-saving potential....

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To cite this article: Mohammad TA. Renewable energy and wastewater treatment: Environmental and economical benefits. Journal of Desalination and Water Purification 2020;19:1.

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