High-efficiency single stage blowers will help slash annual energy consumption 26 percent at a new $62 million wastewater treatment facility in Columbia, Mo., reports the Kansas City Business Journal.
The Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility, which broke ground Jan. 14., will also feature a combined heat and power system that is 26 percent more efficient than the one it replaces, according to a press release.
Engineering firm Black & Veatch is handling design work for the facility, which should go live in 2012.
The work is part of $146 million that Missouri received for drinking water and wastewater projects from the 2009 stimulus.
Another wastewater plant across the pond is getting an efficiency overhaul.
After its upgrade, the Davyhulme Wastewater Treatment Works in Manchester, England, will be able to produce electricity from biogas, reports WaterTech.
The facility holds out hope that it can create fertilizer from processed biosolids, as well.