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Towards a climate-neutral wastewater treatment plant in Leeuwarden

Peraki, Lydia (2020) Towards a climate-neutral wastewater treatment plant in Leeuwarden.

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Abstract:The research aims to analyze the current conditions of Leeuwarden wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) in the Netherlands, WetterSkip Fryslan (WF) which targets to be climate neutral by 2030. However, the current high energy consumption and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the WWTP are considerable and analysis is required to examine the potential of climate neutrality. Therefore, this thesis focuses more on 1) the current technological state of the art of the WWTP with the relative energy inputs and outputs 2) the identification, classification and calculation of the GHG emissions associated with the plant and finally 3) the changes that are required to reach climate neutrality. To achieve the research goals, a literature review was carried out to provide insights into the energy production and consumption in WWTP, the treatment technologies used, the emission factors for each source of emitted process and finally the technologies which can provide climate neutrality or even more preferable climate negativity. Secondly, preliminary research includes primary and secondary data which are gathered and examined. The primary data of this research are derived from personal communications with members of the water board WF. The secondary data results from the water board documents, related to the energy sources, energy consumption, energy generation, current greenhouse gas emissions, the used technologies, its energy policy and climate agenda and documents from the national and provincial level in the field of energy regulations and environmental policies.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Wetterskip Fryslan, LEEUWARDEN
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:43 environmental science, 58 process technology
Programme:Environmental and Energy Management MSc (69319)
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