Dr. Riffat takes undergraduates to wastewater treatment plant

December 08, 2014

Dr. Rumana Riffat took her undergraduate students on a field trip to the Alexandria wastewater treatment and resource recovery plant, Alexandria Renew Enterprises. Dr. Lisa Benton-Short, academic program director of sustainability, also participated in the trip. The students received a tour of the plant and learned about the various advanced treatment processes that were used. The production of Class A biosolids fertilizer, biogas and electricity from sludge was an important learning aspect of the tour.