Howard County adds solar power to sew...

Howard County adds solar power to sewage treatment upgrade

There are 1 comment on the The Baltimore Sun story from Nov 24, 2013, titled Howard County adds solar power to sewage treatment upgrade. In it, The Baltimore Sun reports that:

Howard County is beginning work this week installing about 740 photovoltaic panels at its Little Patuxent water reclamation plant in Savage.

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La Quinta, CA

#1 Nov 24, 2013
"That won't come close to covering the total tab; the plant typically gobbles up many times that amount of electricity daily treating 21 million gallons of sewage, according to Steve Gerwin, the county's utilities bureau chief."

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All that to offset the air quality issue of running diesel generators. If the plant is not using anaerobic digestion, then perhaps the management should look into changing the plant's operation. Anaerobic digestion makes volatile gasses that can be scrubbed and used in gas fed turbines to run a generator(s) to help power the plant from the waste it uses electricity to treat.

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