Project #4843

Integrating Sewage Thermal Energy Use (STEU) and Other Emerging Water-Energy-Waste Technologies into Decentralized/Distributed Systems

In Progress
Principal Investigator
Research Manager
Mr. Ashwin Dhanasekar
Current Innovation NFP
Utility Management
Energy Optimization
Resource Recovery
Decentralized Systems


The primary objective of this research is to organize and analyze information on sewage thermal energy use (STEU) and other emerging water-energy-waste technologies, including techno-economic analysis of these technologies and how they are and can be integrated into distributed/decentralized systems. This research will also identify knowledge gaps and develop a research agenda for STEU. Practical applications of this research will be explored. The research results will enable utilities to gain a better understanding of the subject, technologies, existing efforts, and potential business models and critical partnerships that result in shared benefits.

Originally funded as WERF project SIWM-17-16.