WE&RF Energy Research

This chart lists completed reports and ongoing research efforts for WERF's Energy program. The timeframe is primarily from the past five years. To search for older reports on optimization, go to www.werf.org/search and enter "energy" or another related topic, or enter a project or report number if you know it.

 Completed Projects

 
 
 
 Title
Executive Summary (PDF)
 Project Number

 
Release Date

 
Manure Resource Recovery Co-Digestion with Fats, Oil, and Grease

   STAR_N3R14a 2017

Assessing Public Private Partnership Opportunities for Water and Wastewater Energy Projects (WRF Project 4634)

  ENER18C15  2017 

Lessons Learned: Developing Solutions to Operational Side Effects Associated with Co-Digestion of High Strength Organic Wastes

   ENER8R13  2017
 
Understanding Impacts of Co-Digestion: Digester Chemistry, Gas Production, Dewaterability, Solids Production, Cake Quality, and Economics

  ENER12R13   2017
 
Co-Digestion of Organic Waste Addressing Operational Side Effects

  ENER9C13   2017
 
Energy Recovery from Thermal Oxidation of Wastewater Solids: State-of-Science Review

  ENER13T14   2017
 
Fostering Innovation Within Water Utilities

   LIFT11C15 2017 
 
Renewable Energy Production from DoD Installation Solid Wastes by Anaerobic Digestion

 Download  ENER14R14 2017 

Assessing the Benefits and Costs of Anaerobic Digester CHP Projects In New York State

  ENER7C13e 2017 
 
Guidelines for Utilities Wishing to Conduct Pilot Scale Demonstrations

  ENER11R13  2016 
 
Extraction of Lipids from Wastewater to Produce Biofuels

 Download  U3R13 2016 
 
A Low-Energy Wastewater Treatment Process for Producing High Quality Reuse Water-Phase 2

 Download  Reuse-10-06  2016
 
Genifuel Hydrothermal Processing Bench-Scale Technology Evaluation Project

   LIFT6T14  2016

Biosolids Management Process Review

  OWSO12PR11   2016

State of Knowledge and Workshop Report: Intensification of Resource Recovery (IR2) Forum

  TIRR1R15   2016

Assessment of Technology Advancements for Future Energy Reduction

   ENER7C13b 2015
 
Energy Performance Benchmarking Summaries and Recommendations for Energy Neutrality Opportunities at Three New York Water Resource Recovery Facilities

   ENER7C13d 2015

Mainstream Deammonification

 Download  INFR6R11 2015 

Current Energy Position of New York State Wastewater Treatment Facilities

   ENER7C13a  2015 

Identification of Barriers to Energy Efficiency and Solutions to Promote These Practices 

  ENER7C13 2015
 
A Guide to Net-Zero Energy Solutions for Water Resource Recovery Facilities

 Download ENER1C12  2015 
 
Demonstrated Energy Neutrality Leadership: A Study of Five Champions of Change

  ENER1C12b   2015
 
Wastewater Treatment Anaerobic Digester Foaming Prevention and Control Methods: Full-Scale Studies and Literature Review/Survey

 
INFR1SG10

 
2014

Triple Bottom Line Evaluation of Biosolids Management Options

   ENER1C12a  2014

Utilities of the Future Energy Analysis
  ENER6C13 2014

Co-Digestion of Organic Waste Products with Wastewater Solids: Final Report with Economic Model

Download

 OWSO5R07
2014

Toolbox for Water Utility Energy and Greenhouse Gas Emission Management

 
CC3C10
2013

Flare Efficiency Estimator and Case Studies 

  U2R08d 2013

Challenge Projects on Low Energy Treatment Schemes for Water Reuse: Phase 1 – Carollo Engineers, Inc.

 
ENER2C12a
2013

Challenge Projects on Low Energy Treatment Schemes for Water Reuse: Phase 1 – University of Nevada, Reno

 
ENER2C12b
2013

Challenge Projects on Low Energy Treatment Schemes for Water Reuse: Phase 1 – University of Notre Dame

 
ENER2C12c
2013

Challenge Projects on Low Energy Treatment Schemes for Water Reuse: Phase 1 – University of Michigan

 
ENER2C12d
2013

Barriers to Biogas Use for Renewable Energy

OWSO11C10
2012

Reframing the Economics of Combined Heat and Power Projects: Fact Sheet

OWSO11C10a
2012

Comparison of Alternative Economic Methodologies for Biogas Use Evaluations: Technical Memorandum

OWSO11C10b
2012

Sustainable Food Waste Evaluation

OWSO5R07e
2012

Combined Heat and Power System Evaluation Tool Instruction Manual

  U2R08B 2011

Demonstration of the Carbon Heat Energy Assessment Plant Evaluation Tool (CHEApet)

 
OWSO4R07g
2011

Site Demonstration of the Life Cycle Assessment Manager for Energy Recovery (LCAMER) Tool

 
OWSO4R07f
2011
Green Energy Life Cycle Assessment Tool (GELCAT) *Updated in 2016
ENER3C12T

2011

Decision Support System for Sustainable Energy Management
 
OWSO7C07

2011

Sustainable Energy Optimization Tool Carbon Heat Energy Assessment Plant Evaluation Tool (CHEApet)
OWSO4R07c

2011

Electricity Generation from Anaerobic Wastewater Treatment in Microbial Fuel Cell
OWSO8C09

2011

State of the Science on Biogas: Treatment, Co-Generation, and Utilization in High Temperature Fuel Cells and as a Vehicle Fuel
 
OWSO10C10a

2011

Energy Efficiency in the Water Industry: A Compendium of Best Practices and Case Studies -- Global Report
 
OWSO9C09

2011

Best Practices for Sustainable Wastewater Treatment: Initial Case Study Incorporating European Experience and Evaluation Tool Concept
OWSO4R07a

2010

Sustainable Treatment: Best Practices from the Strass in Zillertal Wastewater Treatment Plant
 
OWSO4R07b

2010

Overview of State Energy Reduction Programs and Guidelines for the Wastewater Sector
 
OWSO6R07b

2010

Technology Roadmap for Sustainable Wastewater Treatment Plants in a Carbon-Constrained World
 
OWSO4R07d

2010

Energy Efficiency in Wastewater Treatment in North America: A Compendium of Best Practices and Case Studies of Novel Approaches
 
OWSO4R07e

2010

Co-Digestion of Organic Waste Products with Wastewater Solids -- Interim Report
 
OWSO5R07a

2010

Energy Efficiency in Value Engineering: Barriers and Pathways
OWSO6R07a

2010

State-of-the-Science Energy and Resource Recovery from Sludge
OWSO3R07

2008

Ongoing Projects

 
Number

Expected Completion

Advancing Anaerobic Wastewater and Solids Treatment Process
 
ENER5R12

2017


State of the Science and Issues Related to Heat Recovery from Wastewater

    ENER10C13 2017

WaterWatts: A Modern Look at Wastewater Power-Metering Data

  ENER15C15 2017

Barriers and Opportunities for Distributed Energy Resource Integration for Water and Wastewater Utilities and Energy Utilities (WaterRF led project)

   ENER17C15  2017