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Where's the beef?: Food waste is key to lowering net energy at West Point

Bill Meinert, PE, a wastewater treatment expert at OBG, recently presented at the Energy Specialty Conference held by the New York Section American Water Works Association (NYSAWWA) and the New York Water Environment Association (NYWEA) on November 16, 2016 in Albany, New York. Together with joint venture partner Atkins, Bill discussed deploying food waste to achieve net zero energy goals at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, NY Target Hill wastewater treatment plant.

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Deploying Food Waste to Get to Net-Zero 
Where's the Beef? Food Waste is Key to Lowering Net Energy with Low Influent BOD at West Point
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Bill Meinert, PE

Recognizing the federal Net-Zero Energy goal program, and in order to overcome a weak influent wastewater (low energy value), food waste and other trucked waste receiving has been incorporated into the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, NY Target Hill wastewater treatment plant design. This presentation reviews source selection, pretreatment requirements, and impacts on the solids stabilization and overall wastewater treatment requirements.

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