Do you know what a secondary clarifier is? This integral part of the secondary wastewater treatment process allows solids to settle and separate from the effluent in the system. The products created during this process (activated sludge and effluent) move through the facility for further treatment.
Last year Metro Vancouver confirmed that a District Energy System will be built into the final plant design. This will allow heat generated by the wastewater treatment process to be turned into energy and sold to the Lonsdale Energy Corporation for heating. The integration of this heat recovery system is expected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 7,200 tonnes per year and will reduce the Lonsdale Energy Corporation's reliance on natural gas for heating. This is one aspect of the Project's resource recovery strategy.