SAN DIEGO, Dec. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Applied CleanTech (ACT) (www.appliedcleantech.com) had run a successful trial of its Sewage Recycling System (SRS) with the Dutch Waterschap Aa en Maas (WSAM), who just released its exciting report about the great commercial potential of sewage mining. The SRS was able to reduce daily operational costs by approx. $2700 in addition to reducing sludge by up to 30 percent.
Applied CleanTech's SRS system produces unique compound out of wastewater – the Recyllose™ (recycled cellulose), a raw material that has numerous applications in various industries.
According to this third party report, wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) using Applied CleanTech's SRS can save approximately $2700 (~ EUR2200) per day in costs (for WWTP treating sewage of a medium size city).
"Do you want to let your children live in a world in which there are serious shortages of raw materials, or do you want to work together to create systems that properly maintain the raw materials so that they can continue to be used?" asks Piet Beltman, member of the Aa en Maas Executive Board. "For that you need innovation, and if you want to make a difference, you must realize smart, innovative solutions. Sometimes they come from outside the Waterboard."
According to the report, the Recyllose™ was found to have many promising commercial uses as an economic substitute to cellulose in various industries: it was found suitable for the production of bio-composite materials, biofuels, asphalt, insulation materials, replacement for fiberglass, and more.
"The Recyllose that is taken out of the wastewater at the beginning of the process can be used efficiently and does not need to be thrown out to landfills," Said Johannes Boersma, Aa en Maas Project Leader. "So actually, there is a double advantage here."
ACT's patented technology enables municipal, industrial and agricultural wastewater treatment plants all over the world to transform their wastewater into high-quality revenue-generating raw materials for the global plastics, insulation, pulp & paper, construction, bio-fuels production, nano-cellulose, as well as other industries, instead of keep producing expensive sludge.
According to the report, ACT provided numerous benefits to the Dutch WWTP that used the SRS technology: 31% on wastewater treatment overall OPEX savings, sludge formation reduced by up to 30%, reduced energy consumption and decreased load (pollution equivalents) to the biology used for the treatment process, in addition to 15% increase in the WWTP capacity.
This report is an official recognition in the innovation and in the importance of Applied CleanTech's SRS technology for wastewater treatment plants, as well as in the commercial value of the Recyllose™ as an economic substitute for cellulose in numerous industries globally.
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