|Algae for Wastewater Treatment|
The Water Environment Federation (WEF), AZ Water Association (AZ Water),
Algae for Wastewater Treatment
Renaissance Glendale Hotel & Spa
State regulators, municipalities and other industrialized jurisdictions are increasingly moving toward tertiary wastewater treatment as a means to mitigate the environmental impacts of nitrogen, phosphorus, heavy metals and other components of traditional wastewater treatment systems. However, traditional tertiary systems are an expensive and energy intensive proposition prohibitive for most jurisdictions.
Microalgae-based approaches offer a potentially game-changing solution, providing a low input-energy platform for nutrient recovery with a variety of opportunities for production of value-added co-products. Despite these advantages algae-based systems make up just a small fraction of tertiary systems in use today.
This unique interactive Forum will bring together algae technology developers, leading design and engineering firms, municipalities, regulators, and other stakeholders to review the state of algae-based tertiary wastewater treatment systems and opportunities and challenges in deploying such systems in the context of an evolving economic, environmental and regulatory landscape.
Presentations by: Leading algae wastewater treatment technology developers; engineering/design firms and municipalities with experience implementing algae systems; and energy performance contractors.
Topics to include: Current and emerging algae treatment systems; leveraging algae system energy savings for innovative financing of capital projects; and overcoming resistance to innovative treatment systems.
PANEL 1 – Algae Biotechnology for Wastewater Treatment: An Introduction
Moderator: John Benemann, MicroBio Engineering
Tryg Lundquist, CalPoly
Frank Rogalla, Aqualia
PANEL 2 – Design, Financing and Regulatory Considerations
Moderator: Noah Mundt, Siemens
Daniel Higgins, GE Power & Water
Kuldip Kumar, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago
Robert Bastian, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
$100 for ABO and WEF members (WEF members contact Kathryn Printz at email@example.com for your discount code!)
$175 for non-members (not an ABO member? Memberships start at $75, sign up today!)
Online registration is now closed for this event, but you can still sign up at the Algae Biomass Summit registration desk. See you in Phoenix!