Life cycle assessment and eco-efficiency of a water resource recovery facility

Maria Faragò, Berit Godskesen, Anders Damgaard, Martin Rygaard

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    Abstract

    Our study presents a life cycle assessment (LCA) and eco-efficiency evaluation of a wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) as a planning tool for the conversion to a full-scale water resource recovery facility (WRRF) in Copenhagen, Denmark. The results identified hot spots to be addressed in the forthcoming recovery of energy, nutrients, materials for building construction, and production of biological fertiliser. The LCA results of 2017 compared to 2016 showed a reduction of environmental impacts due to increased exports of electricity and biogas. As such, the conversion to a WRRF will be based on a very energy efficient WWTP benchmark.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of 10th IWA Symposium on Modelling and Integrated Assessment
    Place of PublicationCopenhagen, Denmark
    PublisherIWA Publishing
    Publication date2019
    Pages246-249
    Publication statusPublished - 2019
    Event10th IWA Symposium on Modelling and Integrated Assessment - IDA Conference Centre , Copenhagen, Denmark
    Duration: 1 Sept 20194 Sept 2019
    Conference number: 10
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    Conference

    Conference10th IWA Symposium on Modelling and Integrated Assessment
    Number10
    LocationIDA Conference Centre
    Country/TerritoryDenmark
    CityCopenhagen
    Period01/09/201904/09/2019
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