At Hazen and Sawyer, we strongly believe that significant economic and environmental benefits are available to most treatment plants through the use of treatment by-products for the generation of energy. We have helped many municipal wastewater treatment plants implement waste-to-energy (WtE) technologies as a means of reducing operating costs, often finding that the long-term reduction outweighs the up-front capital investment.
We bring to the table technical expertise, novel tools, and a sound methodology for identifying, evaluating, designing, and implementing WtE technologies that best serve the technical, economical, regulatory, and operational concerns of our clients. These technologies include conventional applications like cogeneration using digester gas, as well as less common applications like fuel cells, biosolids gasification, and biodiesel production from fats, oils, and greases (FOG).
At the outset of each project, we involve experienced senior-level staff from all applicable disciplines, considering both economic and non-economic factors to determine the most attractive processes and technologies. Our assessment of the feasibility and cost-effectiveness of the various WtE alternatives encompasses operability, constructability, maintenance of a plant’s operations during construction, and long-term sustainability (typically through Lifecycle Analysis).
Because we tap the expertise of specialized architectural, structural, process, mechanical, electrical, and Control & Information engineers, each of whom bring unique experience and perspective, we can quickly find optimal solutions to address any future operating needs.
We realize that plant operators face mounting challenges with regards to energy consumption. Hazen and Sawyer has the expertise and novel tools to analyze each alternative and help you manage your operating and capital costs, without interrupting the operation of your facility.