Paradigm Environmental | MicroSludge Wastewater Treatment Plant Management Municipal Industrial Pulp & Paper Vancouver BC Canada - environmental

By: Microsludge  09-12-2011
Keywords: Renewable Energy, Wastewater Treatment, Greenhouse Gas

By allowing anaerobic digesters to operate more efficiently, MicroSludge is an enabling technology that converts waste to energy and reduces greenhouse gas emissions.

Since MicroSludge is internal to the wastewater treatment plants, no special or additional environmental permits are generally required, reducing the possibility of regulatory delays.  

MicroSludge Environmental Benefits:

Reduced Carbon Footprint

MicroSludge reduces greenhouse gas (GHG) from sludge management by three ways:

  • Increased biogas from MicroSludge processed waste activated sludge enables more renewable energy to be produced, displacing energy from non-renewable sources;
  • With less residual sludge for dewatering and disposal, fewer truck haulage trips are needed, producing less diesel fuel exhaust; and
  • Emit less methane and nitrous oxide from on-going degradation of sludge after disposal.


Less Sludge for Land Application
A wastewater treatment plant serving 200,000 people generates one American football field 7.5 meters (25 feet) deep of primary sludge and WAS each year.  With MicroSludge, the quantity of sludge for disposal can be significantly reduced.

Sustainable Waste-to-Energy
By enabling an anaerobic digester generates more biogas, electricity and heat energy with MicroSludge processing requirements. 

Keywords: Greenhouse Gas, Renewable Energy, Waste Activated Sludge, Wastewater Treatment, Wastewater Treatment Plant, Wastewater Treatment Plants

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