Applied CleanTech Study Shows its Sewage Mining System Cut Costs by Over 20% & Reduced Sludge Formation by 55%

Cutting Edge Study will be Released at WATEC 2013

Oct 03, 2013, 12:48 ET from Applied CleanTech

JERUSALEM, October 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Applied CleanTech, a groundbreaking sewage mining solution provider of recycling systems for wastewater treatment plants, will present a study at the International Water Conference WATEC 2013 on Oct. 22-24 at the Israel Trade Fairs Center in Tel Aviv, showing that over a six-month period of 24/7 operation its sewage recycling system reduced costs by 20 percent and cut the formation of sludge formation by 55 percent in the wastewater treatment plant of one of Israel's northern cities.

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Applied CleanTech's revolutionary Sewage Recycling System (SRS™) changes the concept of how wastewater is treated - instead of attempting hopelessly to reduce or eliminate the amount of sludge, preventing sludge from ever being created in the first place and automatically converting the bio-solids into Recyllose™ - a new sterilized product which is automatically packed into a reusable commodity and transported to paper, construction, plastic and energy industries.

"Our vision is to revolutionize the way sewage is viewed - wastewater is a positive resource, not a burden." said Applied CleanTech Chief Executive Officer Dr. Refael Aharon. "Instead of attempting hopelessly to reduce or eliminate the amount of sludge formation in the sewage treatment process - we take the approach of sewage mining and recycle the bio-solids into a new efficient reusable high quality product, in addition to saving on pollution, energy, and costs."

The commercial system was installed in August 2012 in the northern Israeli city of Safed's WWTP, and has been successfully operational ever since. A six-month joint analysis of the SRS™ operation in Safed's WWTP indicate an average reduction of 55% in sludge and up to 20% reduction in total operational costs thanks to electricity consumption saving and significant improvement in wastewater process. Moreover, substantial environmental benefits were gained, by reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, usage of harmful chemicals, and a drastic decline in noxious odors emitted from the WWTP. By using the Recyllose™ produced in the process, energy consumption was also reduced significantly. In addition, once the SRS™ was operational and began treatment of the sewage water, the Sludge Volume Index (SVI) value was dramatically reduced, and incidents of scum, foam, and sludge floating in the clarifier were eliminated.

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Hila Aloni
Steinreich Communications

SOURCE Applied CleanTech