Energy Recovery from Waste Treatment Systems

A&WMA-UMS will be hosting a FREE webinar on Energy Recovery from Waste Treatment Systems! 

Webinar: Energy Recovery from Waste Treatment Systems

Date: October 27, 2022 (12 PM CT)           

Webinar Link: Link will be emailed out to registrants at a later date

Presentation Summary:
The presentation focuses on energy recovery from waste treatment systems, specifically wastewater treatment. Energy recovery using prime movers has not reached its potential due to several decision influencers and technical challenges. Part of the conversation will highlight an efficiency model derived to estimate the power generation potential of a waste treatment site and efficiency curves for main technologies in this sector- turbines, reciprocating engines, and fuel cells. The presentation will discuss how technical decision factors were decoupled, as a practical template to better identify applicability of a prime mover.


Aduramo Lasode is a PhD candidate in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, at the University of Minnesota’s College of Science and Engineering. Her research is interdisciplinary through the UMN Thomas Murphy Engine Research Lab, including both energy and combustion technology, and energy policy development. Her research objectives and approach are derivative of her experiences with learning innovation, and STEM education. Aduramo is passionate about equity issues regarding access to education and energy. Her current research focuses on ways to leverage waste treatment for renewable energy efforts, with a policy review on how to ensure implementation of necessary energy technology.

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