Blue Plains WWTP Now Operating Nation’s First-of-Its-Kind Thermal Hydrolysis Process

Washington, DC (12/1/14) – The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority’s (DC Water) Blue Plains advanced wastewater treatment plant (AWTF) is now operating the Cambi thermal hydrolysis process (THP) – designed and built by CDM Smith and PC Construction Company in a joint venture (PC/CDM Smith) – which serves as the first of its kind in the U.S. and the largest Cambi system in the world. The facility produces Class A biosolids and generates power from biogas while significantly reducing the volume of biosolids hauled away.