Re-energizing Wastewater Treatment Plants
This online engineering PDH interactive presentation provides a brief overview on achieving resilient communities through the application of relevant methodologies to RE-powering sites, in particular to Wastewater Treatment Plants.
Renewable energy in combination with a decentralized electricity grid can make communities more resilient. In order to achieve this vision, RE-powering can be utilized to provide cleaner energy sources in areas of high demand, while returning land to productive use. EPA’s RE-Powering America’s Land Initiative encourages renewable energy development on current and formerly contaminated lands, landfills, and mine sites (RE-Powering sites) when such development is aligned with the community’s vision for the site.
RE-Powering sites also may have attributes that can lower renewable energy development costs and shorten development timeframes. As they are often located within or near population centers, RE-Powering sites also offer opportunities for meeting the specific energy demands of nearby off-takers, such as industrial plants, universities, and as this analysis suggests, critical infrastructure.
For the purposes of this analysis, critical infrastructure includes assets that are key for maintaining public health and safety, such as wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs), drinking water treatment plants, hospitals, or emergency shelters.
This 1 PDH online interactive presentation is applicable to renewable energy suppliers and consumers, mechanical engineers and designers interested in re-energizing wastewater plants.
This continuing education interactive presentation is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:
- Familiarizing with the screening methodology and analysis of wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs)
- Introducing and discussing the findings that summarize the application of methodology to WWTPs
- Learning about the application of the same methodology to other types of infrastructure
- Familiarizing with the approach for developing methodology screening criteria
- Learning about the rationale and information sources for proposed threat categorization
Once you finish watching the PDH interactive presentation, you will be redirected to your account to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of ten (10) questions to earn 1 PDH credit. The quiz will be based on this interactive presentation.
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