Net-Zero-Energy Model for Sustainable Wastewater Treatment.

  title={Net-Zero-Energy Model for Sustainable Wastewater Treatment.},
  author={Peng Yan and Rong-cong Qin and Jin-song Guo and Qiang Yu and Zhe Li and You-Peng Chen and Yu Shen and Fang Fang},
  journal={Environmental science & technology},
  volume={51 2},
A large external energy input prevents wastewater treatment from being environmentally sustainable. A net-zero-energy (NZE) wastewater treatment concept based on biomass energy recycling was proposed to avoid wasting resources and to promote energy recycling in wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs). Simultaneously, a theoretical model and boundary condition based on energy balance were established to evaluate the feasibility of achieving NZE in WWTPs; the model and condition were employed to… CONTINUE READING