Published in Environmental Science and Engineering: New Grit Recovery System Installed at Edmonton's Gold Bar WWTP

June 12, 2018

Nick Szoke discusses the integrated resource recovery approach at the Gold Bar Wastewater Treatment Facility

By Nick Szoke

 

For most people, the term “wastewater” can be misleading. Think of water that’s been spent, not water that is waste. In fact, wastewater contains many valuable resources that, if recovered, can be repurposed. Integrated resource recovery offers a comprehensive framework for maximizing the recapture of valued end products. 

The purpose of this project was to answer two main questions. How could EPCOR recover grit from wastewater to produce a reusable and marketable product? How could they feasibly accomplish it without negatively impacting the environment or nearby communities?

About the Author

Nick Szoke is a Senior Wastewater Engineer and brings 34 years of experience from a wide-spectrum of civil and environmental engineering roles. His designs focus on sustainability and integrated resource recovery.

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