The Biofactory: Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment for Promoting Circular Economies in Wastewater TreatmentMadeline Furness, University of Canterbury, United Kingdom

Conference Dates

June 5 – 10, 2022


The concept of the circular economy offers an opportunity for wastewater to be utilized as a valuable resource within the food-water-energy nexus, opposed to the current environmental burden it poses. Recently, many promising wastewater technologies for recovering resources and improving effluent quality have been developed and implemented across the world. The most effective technologies recover biogas and biosolids through the anaerobic digestion of sludge, along with advanced removal of nutrients from water.

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