Energy and ressource recovery from wastewater

Exploiting the huge potential for energy savings and resource recovery through wastewater treatment

Approximately 2 percent of the world’s total energy consumption is used for collecting and treating wastewater. Consequently, there is a huge potential for energy savings and energy recovery in wastewater treatment. Considering wastewater as a resource is a relatively new perspective. The organic content in the wastewater can be used as a resource for energy production and phosphorus can be used for fertiliser production with several advantages compared to the application of sewage sludge on agricultural land. Improving a wastewater treatment plant’s energy self-sufficiency and selling surplus energy to the grid can reduce costs for wastewater utilities. Danish wastewater utilities are therefore investing heavily in both energy efficiency and production, and the largest wastewater treatment plants are now net producers of energy.

We invite you to explore solutions related to energy and resource recovery from wastewater in more depth below, find potential partners, catch up on the latest related news and discover real-life case examples of how resource recovery from wastewater can help solve your environmental issues.

Connect with us: Tanya Gottlieb Jacobsen, Deputy Director, +45 2249 6514, [email protected]


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