Texas Water Journal publishes new article on Seadrift wind-aided wastewater treatment plants

The Texas Water Journal has published a new article in Volume 12 titled Economic Analyses of the Seadrift Wind-Aided Wastewater Treatment Plant Operations, by Ange H. Abena Mbarga, Ken Rainwater, Lianfa Song, Theodore Cleveland and W. Ross Williams.

According to the article, Seadrift is a city located on the Texas Gulf Coast with a population of 1,364 people. In 2012, the city started operating a $610,878 wind turbine dedicated to its wastewater treatment plant.

The paper details how Seadrift used manufacturer curves to predict turbine energy production and how preliminary geotechnical, economic and environmental analyses help design renewable energy projects.

The journal — an online, peer-reviewed journal published by the nonprofit The Texas Water Journal and the Texas Water Resources Institute — publishes papers as they are completed. It is devoted to the timely consideration of Texas water resources management, research and policy issues from a multidisciplinary perspective that integrates science, engineering, law, planning and other disciplines. It also provides updates on key state legislation and policy changes by Texas administrative agencies.

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