New Products & Services
February 1, 2014
Software helps turn sewage into profit
The new software package, Ocean, can contribute to turning a sewage treatment plant from a disposal facility into an opportunity to generate electricity, recover resources and recycle water. For example, Ocean can identify energy-saving solutions and change wastewater treatment from a net importer of resources into a net exporter. The inputs to the software are the treatment process units, the design loads and the operating parameters. Using benchmark data collected from over 3,500 municipal wastewater treatment plants around the world, Ocean constructs a plant model, including chemical consumption, sludge production, energy balance and CO2emissions. Ocean displays these graphically so that alternatives can then be quickly compared against current parameters. — Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies, Marlow, U.K.