Wastewater cleaning technology created at Kaunas University of Technology (KTU), Lithuania efficiently cleans water from oil products leaving it virtually pollution-free (the concentration of oil discharge in treated water is about 0.2 mg/L). Given the efficiency, the technology is much cheaper than the alternatives currently known in the market.
Although the regulations slightly vary from country to country, mainly in Europe and America oil discharge in water must meet 5mg/L for discharges to surface water drains and the water environment. Although marine life can survive this degree of pollution, the oil products pass into organisms affecting their health and transferring toxic substances further into ecosystem.
“After treatment with our technology the wastewater from oil industries released into the sea not only meets legal requirements, but is virtually clean”, says Associate Professor Viktoras Ra?ys, researcher at KTU Faculty of Chemical Technology.
Biological wastewater treatment technology developed at KTU employs microorganisms, which can adapt to certain environment and synthesise ferments to “digest” oil products turning them into CO2 and H2O. The technology has been successfully implemented in Lithuanian oil transfer company Klaip?dos Nafta. At the moment, it is being modified to be used in other areas of activity potentially connected to organic contamination, such as food, chemical, agricultural production industries.
According to KTU researcher, the essential challenge is to ensure the stability of microorganisms used for water treatment technology: it is very difficult to cultivate them and very easy to lose.
“Our secret is that we have found out a way of keeping those microorganisms in the system, so they don’t leave. Thanks to this, our technology is very stable and very reliable, basically indestructible”, says Viktoras Ra?ys.
The currently working KTU-invented technology cleans 160 m3 per hour. It is ready to use in sensitive environmental regions, for the treatment of oil production and refinery wastewater, ballast water, the run-off from car washes and car parks and any petroleum polluted wastewaters containing both legally regulated compounds and the most toxic or persistent compounds.
The Latest on: Wastewater cleaning technology
via Google News
The Latest on: Wastewater cleaning technology
ACUA’s Battery-Storage System, First Financed by NJ's Clean Energy Fund
on April 16, 2018 at 9:28 pm
“Battery-storage technology is the critical component to developing a smart grid, and it has the potential to completely revolutionize power generation,’’ Dovey said. During Hurricane Sandy, scores of wastewater ... the state’s Clean Energy Program. […]
Newater Technology, Inc. Announces its Technology was Selected by China's Ministry of Water Resources to be Promoted in China in 2018
on April 16, 2018 at 7:00 pm
About Newater Technology, Inc. Founded in 2012 and headquartered ... and other project-related solutions to turn wastewater into valuable clean water. The Company's products can be used across a wide spectrum of industries, including: For more information ... […]
Clean TeQ Water signs Cooperation Framework Agreement with Meili Guotu Environmental Research and Design Institute
on April 16, 2018 at 5:05 am
Meili is supported by Shanshui Environment Technology Inc. and CITIC Construction ... Water – Through its wholly owned subsidiary Clean TeQ Water, Clean TeQ is also providing innovative wastewater treatment solutions for removing hardness, desalination ... […]
The Surprisingly Good Taste of Recycled Wastewater
on April 16, 2018 at 4:27 am
Recycled wastewater has gained traction even though some refer to the technology as "toilet to tap ... year raised awareness of the severe health damage caused by the lack of clean water. And while most communities in the Unites States take clean water ... […]
Faster, cheaper wastewater treatment through improved oxidation reactions
on April 15, 2018 at 11:35 am
AOP technologies are an appealing way to recycle contaminated wastewater, since the end products of hydrogen ... "As the global demand for clean water continues to grow, it is critical that we develop cost-effective technologies to decontaminate polluted ... […]
New technology tackles garment wastewater discharge
on April 13, 2018 at 4:40 am
The Double Zero technology combines both of the company's proprietary ... While the industry's focus thus far has been to try to get this waste water to be as clean and clear as possible, Artistic Fabric & Garment Industries (AFGI) believes it is time ... […]
SHARC Energy heats up leisure centre with waste water technology
on April 11, 2018 at 2:02 am
The state of the art installation will intercept waste water from Scottish Water’s adjacent Kinloch Park Pumping Station. The technology will extract the naturally occurring residual heat, amplify it and transfer it to the clean water network to provide ... […]
Clean TeQ Holdings Quarterly Activities Report – March 2018
on April 10, 2018 at 8:52 pm
... on four key contracts focused on mine and municipal waste water treatment, as well as assessing new opportunities to promote and develop Clean TeQ’s Continuous Ion Exchange Technology (CIF®) and DeSALx® technologies for power, mining, municipal ... […]
To treat toxic wastewater without chemicals, scientists develop nanomaterial from seaweed
on April 8, 2018 at 1:47 pm
Treatment of wastewater containing industrial dyes and toxic heavy ... have gone a step further to make carbon-based cleaning process fully green by using seaweed as starting material. They have synthesised graphene-iron sulfide nanocomposite from ... […]
via Bing News