Project #4821

A Multi-Platform Approach to Recovering High Value Carbon Products from Wastestreams

$462,212
In Progress
Principal Investigator
Christopher
Wilson
Research Manager
Ms. Christine H. Radke
Contractor
Greeley and Hansen
Resource Recovery
Energy Optimization
Treatment

Abstract

This work provides insight that can help advance the use of carbon recovery technologies at WRRFs, and demonstrates the use of a multi-platform approach to facilitating high value carbon recovery from wastestreams. This platform utilizes volatile fatty acids (VFAs) as a building block, since VFAs are a remarkably flexible feedstock that can be used towards the production of high-value commodities and chemicals like lipids, biomethanol, or polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs). An Excel-based tool is included that utilities can use to consider the economic benefits/drawbacks of implementing carbon recovery. Published by WRF. 44 pages. Online PDF. (2018) (#4821)

Originally funded as WERF project NTRY4R14.