Australia’s $94M Wastewater Facility Marks Major Milestone

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Australia’s $94M Wastewater Facility project has officially marked a major progress milestone. The North Head Water Resource Recovery Facility (WRRF) stated that two digesters have successfully been installed, leading to an increase in fertilizer production. This, in turn, will enable an efficient and better fertilizer supply to New South Wales (NSW). As a whole, the facility is projected to greatly boost the agricultural sector of NSW, especially in the long term.

According to an official statement, well up to 100 workers are involved in the development’s construction and installation works. A Project Interface Manager revealed that the facility will also feature a hydroelectric generator. Its functional purpose will enable wastewater to descend into a long drop shaft, en route to the deep water ocean outfall. Thereafter, the falling water will produce sufficient kinetic energy, to power a water-powered generator. 

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Australia’s $94M Wastewater Facility Completion Goal

Australia’s $94M Wastewater Facility aims to complete development works by late 2024. In a nutshell, the brand new digesters will potentially double the facility’s capacity of sludge production. Quite impressively, by 2043, the facility targets to boost output from 4ot to 70t per day. Additionally, the development’s anaerobic digestors will capture Methane Gas. Thereafter, the biogas will power a combustion engine, that the facility will make use of to drive an electric generator. 

In addition to reducing the use of chemical fertilizers, it will also enhance soil structures. Furthermore, it will positively impact the recovery of biosolids with the installation of its new digesters. The recovery process, by extension, will contribute to a decrease in landfill waste. 

While commenting on the development, the Sydney Water North Head Project Interface Manager noted that it marks an essential step towards advancement in wastewater treatment. Kelvin Chow also said that the firm strives to reduce its environmental footprint. In fact, about 60% of WRRF sources are from renewable sources.