Faculty Advisor

Mathisen, Paul P.

Faculty Advisor

Tuler, Seth

Project Center

Boston, Massachusetts


The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources is evaluating waste water energy recovery as a potential source of renewable energy. The purpose of this project is to enable the DOER to implement WWER technology in Massachusetts. We interviewed representatives that either had experience with WWER or could benefit from its installation. We developed criteria for the evaluation of potential installation sites. We also devised a process for the selection, installation, and operation of a WWER system at a site in Massachusetts.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

October 2013

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs