Wastewater Measure Evaluation

SWIFt partners identified 23 energy conservation and resource recovery measures that address facility equipment, processes, and operations. The tools and resources below provide the information facilities can use to evaluate, plan for, and implement measures that meet their needs and goals.

Low- and No-Cost Measures Checklist
This comprehensive checklist includes low- and no-cost energy conservation measures recommended by DOE’s Industrial Assessment Centers at water resource recovery facilities across the country. When implemented as a package, the measures consistently demonstrate 5-7% facility-wide energy savings and average payback periods of less than 2 years.

DOE’s Industrial Assessment Centers (IACs)
Water resource recovery facilities may be eligible to receive a no-cost assessment provided by DOE’s national network of Industrial Assessment Centers (IACs) to identify energy conservation opportunities.

Energy Conservation and Resource Recovery Measures List
This reference list of 23 energy conservation and resource recovery measures evaluated during SWIFt includes the median facility-wide energy savings associated with each measure.

Measure Planning Workbooks

Developed with SWIFt Accelerator partners and sector experts, each workbook helps facilities decide whether and how to implement a specific energy conservation and resource recovery measure.

Ammonia-based Aeration Control (ABAC) Anaerobic Digestion Biosolids Energy Recovery
Blower Technologies + Optimization Chemically Enhanced Primary Treatment (CEPT) Combined Heat & Power (CHP)
Dissolved Oxygen (DO) Control Emerging Diffuser Technologies Energy Assessments
Energy Conservation Programs Energy Management Systems Process Heat Recovery - Heat Exchanger
Infiltration/Inflow (I/I) Studies Inline Hydropower Membrane Bioreactors (MBR)
Modifying System Operations Seasonally Onsite Water Reuse Pumping System Technologies + Optimization
Pure Oxygen (Pure Ox) Systems Rate Structure Management Real-time Monitoring & Control
Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Ultraviolet (UV) Disinfection Systems + Operational Improvements

Explore more of the Wastewater Energy Management Toolkit:

Energy Data Management

Project Financing

Improvement Planning