Photovoltaic Assisted Algae Production and Waste Water Treatment for Combined Heat and Power Generation and Storage (PAWaSto)
Energy and material flows in the PAWaSto concept using PV-ALG technology to treat wastewater effluents of a district.
Scope of project
PAWaSto stands for «Photovoltaic Assisted Algae Production and Waste Water Treatment for Combined Heat and Power Generation and Storage». The objective of this project is to obtain data about the potential and effi ciency of microalgae generation and their non-catalytic hydrothermal gasification for heat and power generation and storage in Switzerland. Operation logistics of the algae production will be optimized and its potential for short-term use and generation of power on demand will be evaluated. New hybrid PV-algae-bioreactor (PV-ALG) technology using dye-sensitized solar cells developed at EPFL, as well as simultaneous waste water treatment will be considered.
Prof. Dr. Christian Ludwig
Chemical Processes and Materials, Paul Scherrer Institute
Tel: +41 56 310 2696