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Main Title Total energy consumption for municipal wastewater treatment /
Author Smith, Robert.
CORP Author Municipal Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH. Wastewater Research Div.
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Municipal Environmental Research Laboratory ; For sale by the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA-600/2-78-149
Stock Number PB-286 688
OCLC Number 04325559
ISBN pbk.
Subjects Water treatment plants--United States.
Additional Subjects Sewage treatment ; Energy consumption ; Electric power demand ; Industrial plants ; Packaged sewage plants ; Sludge disposal ; Sludge digestion ; Space heating ; Buildings ; Construction ; Heat recovery ; Electric power consumption
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EHAM  TD741.S656 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 04/29/2016
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-2-78-149 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 03/21/2011
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ELBD  EPA 600-2-78-149 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 01/31/1997
ERAD  EPA 600/2-78-149 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 09/24/2012
NTIS  PB-286 688 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation viii, 43 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Quantities of all forms of energy consumed for collection and treatment of municipal wastewater are estimated. Heat energy is equated to electrical energy by a conversion factor of 10,500 Btu/kwh. Total energy consumption, expressed as kwh/mg of wastewater treated, ranges from 2300-3700 kwh/mg. Energy used for construction of the treatment plant and the seweage system represents 35-55% of the total energy consumed. The remainder used for plant operation is predominately (65-75%) electrical energy. The use of high efficiency aeration devices combined with good maintenance practices appears to offer the best opportunity for conservation of energy within the plant.
Issued Aug. 1978. Includes bibliographical references (pages 40-42).