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.