N2O Process Emissions

Process Emissions

Wastewater treatment involves an unforeseen environmental cost that is critical in today's climate crisis.

Worldwide, water utilities account for 2% of greenhouse gas emissions, equal to the total emissions for the shipping sector.

Specifically, the emission of process gases like nitrous oxide (N2O) and methane (CH4) from wastewater and sludge treatment make up 70% of a plant’s total greenhouse gas emissions.

N2O Process Emissions

Process Emissions From Wastewater Treatment

What is Nitrous Oxide in Wastewaster

Nitrous oxide (N2O) is a natural intermediate in the biological removal of nitrogen that takes place within the wastewater treatment process.

N2O is a greenhouse gas about 300 times stronger than CO2 and is one of the primary contributions to a wastewater treatment plants greenhouse gas footprint.

Knowledge on N2O formation can be used to control the removal of the wastewater’s nitrogen in such a way that the N2O emission and thereby the WWTP’s carbon footprint can be held at a minimum. 

N2O Process Emissions
N2O Process Emissions

N2OInsites Process Monitoring

Bi-Zen provides an agile service using a combination of Nitrogen, DO, pH, temperature and COD based sensors that can be streamed to the cloud in real time. The company is able to conduct a “screening” monitoring campaign for the Utilities sector, in order to gather baseline data sets. We call this service offering N2OInsites.

Bi-Zen specialises in process science & engineering, monitoring, and cloud based insights using data from sensor based technology.

N2O Process Emissions