Azura had 2 presentations accepted by WEAO and was schedule to be presented at the 2020 WEAO conference. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the in-person conference and presentations were cancelled, but the papers were able to be published online. One of the presentations explored the possibility of establishing an advanced digester monitoring tool that could predict if the digester was susceptible to imminent failures or crashes.
Lessons learned from three years of working with full-scale anaerobic codigestion facilities were compiled and shared by Azura’s Dodge Yu and David Ellis at this year’s virtual WEFTEC 2020 conference. Dodge gave the presentation which summarized the observations, data gathered, and lessons learned during Azura’s years of working with farm-based anaerobic digesters in Ontario, Canada. The presentation covers feedstock handling, digester monitoring parameters, as well as digestate end product management.
Following the third Getting to Net Zero Energy Wastewater workshop in February 2020, hosted by the Ontario Water Consortium (OWC), in partnership with the Ontario Clean Water Agency (OCWA), a team of industry professionals prepared a Handbook for Codigestion Projects at Municipal Wastewater Treatment Facilities.