Bocci performed the feasibility and preliminary engineering phases, as well as supported production of the design-build Request For Proposal of an energy optimization project at the Almeda Sims Wastewater Treatment Plant. The solution integrated an on-site Combined Heat and Power (CHP) system into the new sludge drying operations plant. The goal was to reduce the natural gas consumption and environmental impact for this municipal wastewater plant, located in an EPA Non-Attainment area. The system entailed integrated high temperature recovery of 9.9 MMBtuH heat with the process rotary drum dryers, a 1.4MW clean burn gas turbine and achieved over 30% operational efficiency improvement and reduced 6 tons NOx annually. Bocci developed various designs and cost options, power interconnection, environmental and permitting strategies.
“Bocci Engineering is a valued partner in our goals of improving human and ecosystem well-being through the application of sustainability science and principles of sustainable development”.
– Dan Bullock, Principal Investigator, Houston Advanced Research Center
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