WERF Operations Optimization Research

This chart lists completed reports and ongoing research efforts for WERF's Operations Optimization 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 "optimization" 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


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

  INFR1SG10   2014 

Mass Transfer Characteristics of Floating Media in MBBR and IFAS Fixed-Film Systems

  U4R11  2014 

Evaluation of the Efficiency of Biogas Treatment for the Removal of Siloxanes

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OWSO10C10
2014

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

   OWSO5R07
2014
 
Combined Heat and Power System Evaluation Tool Instruction Manual

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 U2R08b  2013
 
Methane Evolution From Lagoons and Ponds

Download   U2R08c  2013

Flare Efficiency Estimator Case Studies


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 U2R08d 2013 

Optimization of Wastewater Lift Stations for Reduction of Energy Usage and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

INFR3R11
2013

Reframing The Economics Of Combined Heat And Power Projects: Fact Sheet

OWSO11C10a
2013

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

OWSO11C10b
2013

Methane Evolution from Wastewater Conveyance

 Download U2R08a   2012

Greenhouse Nitrogen Emissions from Wastewater Treatment Operation: Phase I – Molecular Level through Whole Reactor Level Characterization

 Download  U4R07  2012

Barriers to Biogas Use for Renewable Energy

OWSO11C10
2012

Barriers to Biogas Use for Renewable Energy

OWSO11C10
2012

Sustainable Food Waste Evaluation

OWSO5R07e
2012
Green Energy Life Cycle Assessment Tool (GELCAT) *Updated in 2016
ENER3C12T

2012

 
LCAMER: An Assessment Tool for Managing Cost-Effective Energy Recovery from Anaerobically Digested Wastewater Solids

   OWSO4R07i  2012

Combined Heat and Power System Evaluation Tool Instruction Manual

U2R08b
2011

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

 
OWSO4R07f
2011

Demonstration of the Carbon Heat Energy Assessment Plant Evaluation Tool

 
OWSO4R07g
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

Optimizing Biotreatment: Integrated Process Methods and Control Strategies
03-CTS-11

2010

Evaluation of Processes to Reduce Activated Sludge Solids Generation and Disposal
05-CTS-3

2010

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 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

Development of a Microbial Fuel Cell for Sustainable Wastewater Treatment
U1R06

2010

Integrated Methods for Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrading and Optimization
04-CTS-5

2009

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

2008

An Economic Framework for Evaluating the Benefits and Costs of Biosolids Management Options  
04-CTS-2

2007

 Ongoing Research

     
Design and Validation Protocols for UV Disinfection Systems    ENER16C15  TBD