Project #1546

Energy Efficiency in Wastewater Treatment in North America: A Compendium of Best Practices and Case Studies of Novel Approaches

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


This report compiles North American best practices for energy-efficient operation of wastewater assets as part the Global Water Research Coalition's project, Energy Efficiency in the Water Industry: A Compendium of Best Practices and Case Studies, which looks at these best practices worldwide. It provides a comprehensive bibliographic resource of best efficiency practices, documents case studies of novel energy conservation and recovery techniques, and identifies implementation risks, obstacles, and management strategies. It is intended to serve as a starting point for wastewater treatment facilities that want to implement energy conservation/recovery approaches and/or technologies, by providing details of successful implementation, including methodologies, techniques, strategies, and expected results. Published by WERF. 120 pages. Soft cover and online PDF. (2010)

Originally funded as WERF project OWSO4R07e.