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Moving Toward Resource Recovery Facilities

Moving Toward Resource Recovery Facilities

Rauch-Williams, T.
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Water Environment Federation,  
April 2014

Resource recovery is an emerging societal need around the globe. Due to the ever-increasing pressures on increasingly limited environmental resources, it is critical that recovery of resources (water, nutrients, and energy) from waste streams be implemented. Moving Toward Resource Recovery Facilities is about moving away from waste streams and moving toward values streams. Providing an overview of the fundamental drivers for resource recovery from wastewater and presenting the basic case for resource recovery, Moving Toward Resource Recovery Facilities provides an overview of state-of-the-art technological approaches to resources recovery and provides general guidance on the applicability of recovery technologies for the cross section of facility types. This allows facilities to take steps towards recycling a greater number of otherwise lost resources.

Rauch-Williams, T. "Current State-of-the-Science in Recovery Technology Approaches and Opportunities" Book Chapter in Moving Toward Resource Recovery Facilities, Water Environment Federation, Virginia, 2014.