In what might be the closest thing to perpetual motion that we'll ever witness . . . It turns out that locals produce fuel in the form of hot air and nasty byproducts that are subsequently repurposed.
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Since upgrades are necessary at this time, KC Water has carefully studied the current system and available replacement options, and determined that the best economic and earth-friendly investment for Kansas City is to use a Thermal Hydrolysis Process (THP).
KC Water will do away with the aging incinerators that would cost approximately $60 million to replace, and instead install a two-step pressure cooker process that prepares sludge for efficient anaerobic digestion.
The anaerobic digestion step recycles the sludge and allows it to be processed into useful biosolids and biogas. These natural products can be used to produce electrical power, heat, or feed into natural gas pipelines.
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Abby Hoover Managing Editor The Blue River Wastewater Treatment Plant, located near I-435 and Front Street, is transforming into one of the most critical water infrastructure projects in the Kansas City area, the Blue River Biosolids Facility. "This is the biggest wastewater plant in the City of Kansas City," said Brent Herring, Wastewater Operations Officer at KC Water.
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