This report provides a state-of-the-science review of the processes and technologies currently used to recover resources from wastewater. It describes the current state of wastewater treatment, specifically carbon removal and recovery, nutrient (phosphorus and nitrogen) recovery, and sludge production and utilization and describes large- and small-scale treatment technologies or systems for carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus recovery, as well as alternative systems designs. The information in the report is intended to facilitate the adoption of “resource recovery” in a major shift from conventional industry practice to more sustainable wastewater treatment. Published by WERF and CSIRO. 98 pages. Online PDF. (2014)
Originally funded as WERF project NTRY2C13.