Value Creation from Waste
William and Cloy Codiga Resource Recovery Center
ACCELERATOR TESTBED SCALING FACILITY FOR WATER & ENERGY RESOURCE RECOVERY TECHNOLOGIES
The CR2C facility, to be located on the Stanford campus near the Land, Buildings & Real Estate offices (LBRE) will permit pilot testing of promising technologies for the recovery of resources (clean water, nutrients, energy, renewable materials) from wastes. Registered as a Level 4 Testbed Facility (WERF National Water Resource Recovery Facility Test Bed Network and Directory), the CR2C will help researchers and entrepreneurs from Stanford, around the US and throughout the world, identify systems with commercial potential and provide the testing and validation that will allow them to cross the innovation “valley of death” (from the lab to commercialization).
The Center is a product developed and honed over several years by the Stanford Water Team. The team is headed by Craig Criddle (Professor in the Stanford Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering) and Tom Zigterman (Associate Director for Water Services & Civil Infrastructure at Stanford). The group includes both researchers and those responsible for ensuring that Stanford has, and will continue to have, the water and energy it requires and the infrastructure needed for their reliable delivery.
STATUS (Updated October 9, 2015)
In early 2014, Stanford alumnus William Codiga (JD, ’56) and his wife pledged generously for construction and initial operation of the facility. Groundbreaking occurred on March 25, 2014. Construction is in the final stages and system commissioning is expected in early 2016. Testbed operations is planned to commence in mid-2016. The facility will have 4 bays each capable of providing up to 30 liters per minute from 4 water sources (raw sewage, microscreened sewage, secondary effluent and non potable lake water).
RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
The CR2C R&D objectives include:
- Laying a development pipeline for innovative water treatment technologies to advance to full scale implementation
- Leveraging resource recovery in waste water treatment for economic, energy & sustainability advantages
- Development & deployment of plug-in mobile water treatment technology units for customized on-site pilot-scale testing
More about CR2C R&D...
A fact sheet for the CR2C is available here.
Craig Criddle, CR2C Director
Professor of Environmental Engineering & Science
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Sebastien Tilmans, Director of Operations
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