John O'Connor

Sustainability for Water Systems

Blog Post created by John O'Connor on Apr 8, 2011


This slide presentation was prepared for the March 29, 2011 annual meeting of the Missouri Section, American Water Works Association. Although specific to the waterworks industry, many ACS members focussing on sustainability for municipal and industrial water systems might be interested in such work -- and might be willing to add their additional insight.


Specific energy use and carbon emission data are given for a 4 mgd water treatment system in western Missouri. Of special interest are the results of an energy audit of the facility that revealed billing anomalies from the the local power utility.


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