Optimizing the nutrient-resource-energy nexus in a carbon and energy constrained world

Christine Radke, Kevin Gilmore, Matthew Higgins, Sam Jeyanayagam, Wendell Khunjar, Eirene Pavlakis, George Wells, Thomas Worley-Morse

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Abstract

Ongoing WE&RF research projects that leverage the nutrient-resource-energy nexus are showcased. This includes research efforts looking to develop an in-depth understanding of the practical ramifications of adopting enhanced biological phosphorus removal (bio-P) and phosphorus recovery, namely biosolids dewaterablity impacts and the consequences of combining bio-P with low-energy, low-carbon nitrogen removal processes. Research exploring the opportunities to channel carbon for recovery if marketable commodities, energy production, and volatile fatty acids production for nutrient removal, as well as the recovery of exotic resources such as plasmids and rare earth elements is also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationWater Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference 2017, WEFTEC 2017
PublisherWater Environment Federation
Pages3908-3915
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9781510863682
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017
EventWater Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference 2017, WEFTEC 2017 - Chicago, United States
Duration: Sep 30 2017Oct 4 2017

Publication series

NameWater Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference 2017, WEFTEC 2017
Volume6

Other

OtherWater Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference 2017, WEFTEC 2017
CountryUnited States
CityChicago
Period9/30/1710/4/17

Keywords

  • Bio-P
  • Carbon
  • Nitrogen
  • PHA
  • Phosphorus
  • Plasmids
  • Rare earth elements
  • Resource recovery
  • VFA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pollution
  • Ecological Modeling
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Water Science and Technology

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    Radke, C., Gilmore, K., Higgins, M., Jeyanayagam, S., Khunjar, W., Pavlakis, E., Wells, G., & Worley-Morse, T. (2017). Optimizing the nutrient-resource-energy nexus in a carbon and energy constrained world. In Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference 2017, WEFTEC 2017 (pp. 3908-3915). (Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference 2017, WEFTEC 2017; Vol. 6). Water Environment Federation.