ENRP Faculty and Students Tour Blue Plains Wastewater Treatment Plant

Faculty and students at Blue Plains photo
February 20, 2015

As part of the ENRP's core environmental science course, faculty and students recently toured Washington DC's Blue Plains Wastewater Treatment Plant.  The plant is the largest in the world to provide tertiary treatment - nitrification, denitrification, multimedia filtration, chlorination/dechlorination, sludge dewatering, and biosolid production.  The ENRP visitors also heard about a project underway to add thermal hydrolysis to Blue Plains' operation to "pressure-cook" the solids left over after wastewater treatment to generate 10 MW of electricity.