Wastewater Treatment Plant Harnesses Biogas

May 8, 2003 [SolarAccess.com] A newly constructed state-of-the-art biosolids heat drying and pelletization facility is now providing service for Pinellas County, Florida and operating with environmentally friendly designs that recycle the wastewater, the air emissions, and the sewage sludge entering the plant. The Florida facility was designed and built by a team led by Synagro Technologies Inc. The facility is processing the biosolids within a contained building to reduce odors and also is treating the air emissions from the plant to allow for a “good neighbor” relationship between the County and surrounding residents. Further, the facility utilizes methane gas produced from other portions of the wastewater treatment process as a Renewable Energy source. Utilizing this methane helps reduce greenhouse gases.

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