Reciprocal Recycling

by Louis R. Tortora, (M.ASCE), Sr. Vice President; Camp Dresser and McKee Inc., Clearwter (Nice Beach), FL,
Marlene A. Hobel, Principal Writer; Camp Dresser and McVee Inc., Maitland, FL,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1990, Vol. 60, Issue 2, Pg. 66-68

Document Type: Feature article


Municipalities are turning their wastes into valuable products through a unique combinations of water reuse and energy recovery. Reclaimed water, the product of the wastewater treatment process, is being reused as cooling water in energy recovery facilities, which are producing energy from municipal refuse. This combined waste management strategy is producing synergistic benefits such as expanded wastewater treatment capacity, water conservation, reduced environmental impacts from traditional effluent disposal, and substantial cost savings. Examples include two facilities in Florida: the Hillsborough County, Fla. Falkenburg Road wastewater treatment plant, built by Camp Dresser McKee, Inc., Clearwater, Fla. and the county's energy recovery facility built by Ogden Martin Systems, Inc., Fairfield, N.J.

Subject Headings: Water treatment plants | Energy recovery | Water reclamation | Wastewater treatment plants | Hydro power | Municipal water | Municipal wastewater | Recycling | Florida | United States

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