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Using Sewage to Provide Buildings’ Heating, Cooling

Sewage: it’s the ultimate renewable energy source, says International Wastewater Systems (IWS) founder and CEO Lynn Mueller, who has commercialized a wastewater heat recovery process that captures heat from sewage and provides buildings’ heating and cooling. For every 10,000 people, 1 million gallons of 70 degree Fahrenheit sewage is created … Read more »

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‘Toilet-to-Tap’ Wastewater Recycling Takes Off as Water Supplies Shrink

Recycled wastewater has been used for decades to irrigate crops, golf courses and landscapes. Now, with water scarcity affecting growing areas globally, more communities are looking to turn treated sewage into potable water — and this creates a huge opportunity for companies including Dow Chemical that provide toilet-to-tap technology. “Communities … Read more »

Aerothermal Autoclave

Pre-Treating Sludge Cuts Waste, Increases Methane Generation

Aerothermal Group has announced that pre-treating sewage sludge in an autoclave increased methane generation by 47 percent, according to report, Effect of Autoclaving on Anaerobic Biodegradation of Sewage Sludge, by Dr. Zhengjian Wang and Dr. Nigel Baily. The company says this shows that the AeroThermal hydrolysis system, efficiently produces a … Read more »

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Sewer Water Beer On Tap in Oregon?

A plan to allow a wastewater treatment operator in Oregon to give its recycled sewer water to a group of home brewers who will then turn it into beer was approved by the Oregon Environmental Quality Commission earlier this week. Oregon Public Broadcasting reports that Clean Water Services, a utility … Read more »

Ovivo Water

Ovivo System Feed Power Plant Using Recycled Wastewater

Water and wastewater treatment company Ovivo has won a $5 million contract to supply a boiler feed water system for a power plant in the Middle East. Ovivo’s system will recycle wastewater from a nearby municipal sewage treatment plant. The scope of supply includes Ovivo’s process design and equipment — … Read more »

DMAX Environmental Leader

CDEnviro Helps MTS Reduce Waste to Landfill

MTS Cleansing Services, a UK-based liquid waste management company, has purchased three CDEnviro D:MAX mobile classification systems. The units will allow MTS to reduce the amount of waste that goes to landfill by separating grit and rag from sludge. The grit and silt that is recovered from the waste water … Read more »

Applied CleanTech

Applied CleanTech’s Wastewater Recycling Goes Global

Applied CleanTech says it has finalized its pilot program with Veolia France, Mexico and Alberta in implementing its sewage recycling system (SRS) technology globally. On average, each person produces 60 gallons of waste per day, ACT says. The sewage mining company’s technology and process turns wastewater into raw materials for … Read more »


Online BOD Analyzer Provides Wastewater Treatment Plant Cost Savings

LAR Process Analysers’ BioMonitor is an online biochemical oxygen demand analyzer for the determination of the total biochemical oxygen demand that enables the optimal control of a wastewater treatement plant, the company says. The analyzer determines the degradation of nitrogen as well as carbon compounds within minutes. The company says this characterizes … Read more »

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Saxlund Technology Turns Sewage Sludge to Energy

BioEnergy and bulk materials handling company Saxlund International, part of the Opcon energy and environmental group, has secured contracts from Barhale Trant Utilities to design and supply sludge cake truck loading silos for Southern Water waste water treatment works in the UK. The projects, at Budds Farm in Havant and … Read more »

Mitsubishi Technology Enables Low-Cost Wastewater Recycling

Mitsubishi Technology Enables Low-Cost Wastewater Recycling

Mitsubishi Electric has developed a water treatment technology that enables industrial wastewater and sewage to be recycled on a low-cost basis. The company says the technology efficiently removes persistent organic substances in wastewater by using hydroxyl (OH) radicals generated through an electric discharge created at a gas/liquid interface. Mitsubishi Electric, … Read more »


IBM to Help Utility Improve Water Management, Customer Service

IBM has formed a business consulting and technology partnership with Yarra Valley Water to help improve its water management and customer service to more than 1.7 million people and 50,000 businesses throughout Melbourne. Faced with disparate and aging business systems, Yarra Valley Water, Melbourne’s largest water and sanitation utility, looked … Read more »

Green Tech Generates Revenue, Transforms Wastewater into Raw Materials

Green Tech Generates Revenue, Transforms Wastewater into Raw Materials

Applied CleanTech’s sewage recycling system reduced the Dutch Waterschap Aa en Maas’ daily operational costs by about $2,700 in addition to reducing sludge by up to 30 percent, according to a report that examined the commercial potential of sewage mining. ACT’s system produces a compound out of wastewater: Recyllose (recycled … Read more »

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