A Pre-feasibility Study As To Whether An Anaerobic Treatment Concept Can Be Implemented In Northern Alberta Communities
In Northern Alberta, aging infrastructure and increasing demand places constraints on water security and sanitation. This study is aimed at determining whether an anaerobic treatment concept can be implemented in Northern Alberta communities. The objective is to assess the feasibility of the concept as well as the socio-economic, environmental and energy outcomes of the proposed facility. This study primarily uses literature review and data collected from the pilot project in Sneek, Netherlands where the anaerobic concept is applied. The results show that this concept is attractive due to the social benefits, low costs and production of biogas as renewable energy. This research is also timely given the Alberta Government’s 2016 Climate Leadership plan to reduce methane emissions by 45% before 2025. This study provides insight pertaining to the implementation of the proposed facility on First Nation reserves to cover the gap that exists between these communities and non-First Nations.
Tindyebwa, B. (2017). A Pre-feasibility Study As To Whether An Anaerobic Treatment Concept Can Be Implemented In Northern Alberta Communities (Unpublished report). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB.