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

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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 Sep 20194 Sep 2019
Conference number: 10
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Conference10th IWA Symposium on Modelling and Integrated Assessment
Number10
LocationIDA Conference Centre
CountryDenmark
CityCopenhagen
Period01/09/201904/09/2019
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Faragò, M., Godskesen, B., Damgaard, A., & Rygaard, M. (2019). Life cycle assessment and eco-efficiency of a water resource recovery facility. In Proceedings of 10th IWA Symposium on Modelling and Integrated Assessment (pp. 246-249). IWA Publishing.