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Distributed Wastewater Treatment: Trends, Technologies, and Benefits

This was originally aired on September 27, 2018 and is now available for on demand viewing.

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Event Description:

Over the 100+ years since its inception, the activated sludge process has evolved in many ways to meet new challenges and requirements. One thing that persists, however, is the general desire to take sewage far away as quickly as possible. 

Recently, though, the attitude towards sewage has begun to shift from risk and nuisance to resource for water, energy and fertilization materials. At the same time, technology developments in computers, automation, and telecommunication enable managing multiple assets from a single location, thus overcoming one of the last obstacles to planning distributed sewage treatment over centralized.

While centralized treatment makes sense in many (perhaps even most) cases, the potential benefits of distributed planning are so great that it warrants consideration. This webcast looks into global growth trends and drivers in the field of decentralized wastewater treatment offerings and adoption. Market data and cost-benefit analyses will be reviewed, with emphasis on MABR-based package plants as an example of the life cycle cost benefit. Presenters will examine the technology as well as the concept of distributed planning and related cost calculations such as investment cost savings and operational cost savings for different scenarios.

Presented by

Ronen Shechter
Fluence Corporation

Ronen is CTO in Fluence - a global provider of water and wastewater treatment solutions, specializing in decentralized systems. 
In 2008 Ronen co-founded and was CTO in Emefcy, which created MABR based solutions while also developing electrogenic bio reactors. Previously, in 2001, he founded AqWise and was CTO there for 7 years. AqWise developed and now provides its own MBBR and IFAS solutions.

Ronen has over 25 years’ experience in water and wastewater technologies with over a dozen patents and applications. He is a chemical engineer, graduated in 1991 cum laude from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.


Paul O'Callaghan
Founder & CEO
BlueTech Research

Paul is the founding CEO BlueTech® Research, a leading platform that provides actionable water market intelligence and helps water tech companies, corporate and utility end-users, investors, and research institutes identify key trends and opportunities in the water industry. As a recognized industry expert with over 20 years of water experience, Paul has assisted companies of all levels in business development, acquisition strategy, market assessment, and identifying strategic opportunities.


Angela Godwin
Chief Editor
Domestic Water Group, PennWell


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