Thursday, June 23, 2016

Brown to green

Using human waste to generate power, save money

Deseret News

Deseret News

Utah's North Davis Sewer District has expanded its wastewater treatment facility in anticipation of growth in the region. But it will do much more than treat human waste. The award-winning, $58 million project provides the capability for the plant to generate 100 percent of its process heating needs through the capture of methane gas and 90 percent of its energy needs, thanks to a highly efficient biosolids process design and a new cogeneration facility.

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Colorado Springs celebrates SDS pipeline project

Pueblo Chieftain

Usually a water treatment plant just sits off to the side of a city, pumping along with little notice unless something goes wrong. But more than 300 people gathered Friday at the Edward W. Bailey treatment plant on Colorado Springs’ east side to dedicate the Southern Delivery System.

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Dogs on the hunt for invasive species in Montana

Missoulian

Ismay, a 3-year-old black Lab, searches the hull of a motorboat. Her nose is scouring every crevice of the port of the boat sitting on a trailer in a Missoula parking lot. She reaches the rear and finds what she was looking for: a quagga mussel. It's part of Working Dogs for Conservation in Montana, a program that trains dogs to sniff out quagga and zebra mussels, invasive species to the state's ecosystems.

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