Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF) notified BKT that its BBF system has officially been accepted into the general technology scan of the LIFT program based on additional technical review of its innovative capacity to facilitate carbon diversion.

This announcement follows BKT’s presentation at the WEF/WERF Forum on Intensification of Resource Recovery (IR^2) about the benefits of BBF’s application prior to secondary treatment of wastewater. Integration of the BBF increases carbon capture, enhancing the production of energy through digestion gas as well as reducing the amount of energy demanded by the blower to oxidize carbon during secondary treatment. This carbon diversion becomes essential in the future configuration of energy‐neutral water resource recovery facilities such as mainstream deammonification, where the resulting low COD/N ratio of BBF effluent will be highly beneficial to such downstream application performances.

As part of this recognition by WERF as an innovative technologies for carbon diversion, BBF will be featured in the LIFT Technology Database, accessible to all WERF Subscribers as a clearinghouse of promising technologies and processes reviewed by leading experts in the water industry. Additional details, will be available to Water Environment Federation (WEF) members and the broader water quality community through the LIFT pages of the WERF website.

In the near future, BBF will be included in the inaugural edition of LIFT Link, anticipated to be available in the first half of 2016. An online platform intended to support collaboration and innovation in the water sector, LIFT Link will accelerate BKT’s ability to forge collaborations with municipal utilities, environmental consultants, and other industry experts.

Joshua Lee