Brown and Caldwell engineers have authored “Evaluation of Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Technologies for Wastewater Facilities,” a comprehensive guide to help utilities estimate the performance of CHP technologies for their facilities. The report was funded by the Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF) and the U.S. EPA, and was authored by BC engineers Jason Wiser, John Willis and Jim Schettler.
CHP technologies discussed in the study include internal combustion engines, gas turbines, microturbines and fuel cells, with cost and performance data for each. The research was conducted with client Columbus Water Works. The current version of the report is preliminary—the final report will contain an additional case study of Columbus Water Works’ implementation of CHP.