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Title: Carbon dioxide releases from wastewater treatment: potential use in the UK
Authors: Byrns, Geoff
Wheatley, Andrew D.
Smedley, Vincent
Keywords: Renewable energy
Sewage treatment
Sewage disposal
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: © ICE Publishing
Citation: BYRNS, G., WHEATLEY, A. and SMEDLEY, V., 2013. Carbon dioxide releases from wastewater treatment: potential use in the UK. Proceedings of the Institute of Civil Engineers - Engineering Sustainability, 166(3), pp.111-121.
Abstract: Power consumption by the UK water industry has increased as a result of the introduction of new quality standards; the annual (2008/2009) carbon dioxide output was reported at 5?1 Mt. Biogenic output of carbon dioxide for the sector was calculated to be about 2 Mt. The strategies available to the water industry for reducing carbon footprint are increased use of renewable energy, principally anaerobic digestion, using less power and methods for reducing carbon dioxide emissions. This paper reports on work sponsored by UK Water Industry Research to examine methods for capturing and utilising carbon dioxide from wastewater treatment. The review has concluded that bioconversion and biofixation using algae and hydrogenotrophic methanogenesis are the most promising methods for utilising carbon dioxide. These technologies would readily integrate into existing industry flow sheets and both increase biogas production and reduce carbon dioxide emissions.
Description: This article was published in the Proceedings of the ICE - Engineering Sustainability [© ICE Publishing]. Permission is granted by ICE Publishing to print one copy for personal use. Any other use of these PDF files is subject to reprint fees. The definitive version is available at: http://www.icevirtuallibrary.com/content/article/10.1680/ensu.11.00037
Version: Published
DOI: 10.1680/ensu.11.00037
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/15246
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1680/ensu.11.00037
ISSN: 1478-4629
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