Project #1415

Assessment of Technology Advancements for Future Energy Reduction

Principal Investigator
Research Manager
Lauren Fillmore M.S.
Brown and Caldwell
Energy Optimization
Resource Recovery


This research reviews 18 areas of emerging technology that have the potential to reduce the need for purchased energy and could improve the wastewater industry’s ability to beneficially recover resources. The review includes an assessment of the technology’s current level of maturity and potential opportunities for adoption. The review also considers which wastewater treatment, solids stabilization, and energy generation technologies are of greater interest relative to established technologies. Published by WERF. 102 pages. Online PDF. (2015)

This project was a collaborative effort between WERF and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). Originally funded as WERF project ENER7C13b.