Date of Thesis
Master of Science in Environmental Engineering
The electricity requirement for aeration in conventional activated sludge treatment of domestic wastewater contributes to high costs and greenhouse gas emissions. Anaerobic treatment, on the other hand, requires no aeration and produces methane that can be converted to electricity and heat. However, the effluent from anaerobic treatment contains dissolved methaneÂ¿a potent greenhouse gasÂ¿that would ultimately be released to the atmosphere. Therefore, there is a need to assess the life cycle environmental and economic impacts of anaerobic and aerobic treatment technologies to understand the long-term sustainability of these wastewater treatment options.
Wade, Valerie Lauren, "Life Cycle Environmental Impacts for Anaerobic Treatment of Domestic Wastewater" (2015). Master’s Theses. 155.