Morrisville Municipal Authority

ClientMorrisville Municipal Authority
LocationMorrisville, PA
InputMunicipal biosolids
OutputDried Class A Biosolids, activated biochar, and concentrated nutrients

INDUSTRIAL-SCALE BIOSOLIDS GASIFICATION SERVING THE HOST MUNICIPALITY AND THE GREATER PHILADELPHIA REGION

Within twelve months, Ecoremedy® engineered, financed, permitted, and constructed the facility under an innovative BOOM (Build/Own/Operate/Manage) model.

The Morrisville Municipal Authority provided a quarter-acre parcel adjacent to the dewatering building and a biosolids supply contract for a fixed-fee per ton to Ecoremedy.

Beginning in 2020, the project will process all biosolids generated on-site. An additional 21,000 wet tons per year of capacity is available as a regional merchant facility.

The activated biochar is under development as an alternative powdered activated carbon for filtration and adsorption applications.

 

CHALLENGE

In 2018, the Morrisville Municipal Authority faced a problem experienced by many neighboring wastewater utilities: rising costs and shrinking outlets for disposal of 4,000 tons per year of Class B biosolids.

OUR SOLUTION

Ecoremedy provides thermal drying of all incoming sludge using only thermal energy recovered from the biosolids. To provide flexibility for changing regulations and markets, recovered resources include dried Class A biosolids, activated biochar, and concentrated nutrients.

Morrisville Municipal Authority Project Infographic