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Reducing Energy Usage in Water and Wastewater Treatment Facilities: A Tale of Two Cities

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Title: Reducing Energy Usage in Water and Wastewater Treatment Facilities: A Tale of Two Cities
Author(s): Marsch, Dan; Springman, Mike
Subject(s): Water treatment facilities -- Illinois -- Energy use -- Case studies Water treatment facilities -- Illinois -- Energy conservation -- Case studies Wastwater treatment facilities -- Illinois -- Energy use -- Case studies Wastewater treatment facilities -- Illinois -- Energy conservation -- Case studies
Abstract: Water treatment facilities incorporate a variety of techniques when processing drinking water. No matter what individual techniques they use, all processes involve a series of pumps and motors to move water from a source (lake, stream, aquifer), through the treatment facility, into storage vessels to the public distribution system. Wastewater treatment facilities also use motors, pumps and fans to move the wastewater from the community to the facility, and to process and treat the wastewater once it enters the facility. These pumps, blowers, and motors require substantial amounts of energy, which makes them expensive to operate. This fact sheet describes energy conservation projects that ISTC did with the municipal water treatment facilities in Bushnell and Greenville, Illinois.
Issue Date: 2009, 2013
Publisher: Champaign, IL : Illinois Sustainable Technology Center
Series/Report: TN Series (Illinois Sustainable Technology Center) ; 13-097
Genre: Article
Type: Text
Language: English
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/14443
Publication Status: published or submitted for publication
Peer Reviewed: not peer reviewed
Date Available in IDEALS: 2009-12-09
 

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