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Onsite Insight : U.S. Water Alliance

Onsite Insight : U.S. Water Alliance.

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Onsite Insight

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

New Urban Algae System Generates Energy While Cleaning Wastewater in Paris | Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building

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New Urban Algae System Generates Energy While Cleaning Wastewater in Paris by Taz Loomans, 12/05/12
filed under: clean tech, News, Renewable Energy, Sustainable Building, Water Issues
 ennesys, originoil, algae harvesting, algae fuel, biofuel, cleaning wastewater,Rendering from Axel Schoenert Architecture

Ennesys, a Paris-based energy systems company and OriginOil,
an American algae harvesting company just unveiled their new urban
algae demonstration project in La Defense, near Paris. The revolutionary
system harvests energy from algae present in wastewater while filtering
the wastewater for use as graywater.

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Urban Algae System Generates Energy While Cleaning Wastewater in Paris |
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green
Building

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“Roddenberry Foundation Gives $5 Million to J. Craig Venter Institute for Sustainable Wastewater Treatment Technology Development.”

Source:http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/news/story.jhtml?id=428900007
J. Craig Venter Institute Press Release 7/10/13.

The J. Craig Venter Institute, a nonprofit genomic research organization in La Jolla, California, has announced a $5 million grant from the Roddenberry Foundation for the development of wastewater treatment technologies.

The grant will be used to fund the development of JCVI scientist Orianna Bretschger’s BioElectrochemical Sanitation Technology (BEST), which uses microbial fuel cells (MFC) to treat wastewater and improve sanitation and water accessibility in the developing world. As the microbes in MFCs break down the organic matter in sewage and other types of wastewater, they produce electrons. The rapid movement of electrons across a fuel cell circuit generates electricity while accelerating the breakdown of the organic matter, resulting in fewer treatment byproducts such as sludge. The efforts of Bretschger’s team already have led to the successful treatment of municipal wastewater and sewage sludge at a 100-gallon per-day scale, the amount of wastewater produced by a small household on a daily basis.

“Dr. Bretschger’s MFC sustainable wastewater treatment project is exactly the type of innovative, field-changing research that fits our mission,” said Eugene “Rod” Roddenberry, president of the Roddenberry Foundation and son of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry. “Her use of microbes to convert human waste into clean water and electricity is another step toward making disease a thing of the past. Her work also moves us closer to a future where all humankind’s most basics needs are not just met but abundantly supplied. In the world of Star Trek, technology offers a catalyst to the natural world in making amazing things possible.”

Decentralized Treatment: System Features Fixed Film Media Filters, Drip Irrigation Disposal – WaterWorld

Decentralized Treatment: System Features Fixed Film Media Filters, Drip Irrigation Disposal – WaterWorld.

The project involved installation of proprietary AeroCell System from Quanics Inc. for treatment and a Geoflow Drip Irrigation system for effluent disposal.
The project involved installation of proprietary AeroCell System from Quanics Inc. for treatment and a Geoflow Drip Irrigation system for effluent disposal.

By Brian Borders

The destruction caused by Hurricane Katrina in 2005 has forever impacted the Gulf Coast. The devastation and subsequent rebuilding has led to a shift in ideology from just simply “building back” to “building better” to reduce the impact of a similar storm in the future.

The Jackson County Utility Authority, hard hit by the storm, recently began development of decentralized wastewater infrastructure in Big Point and Wade, Miss. Neel-Schaffer Engineering of Jackson, Miss., was selected as the design engineer for the projects. The firm selected a fixed film media filter as the technology of choice to provide advanced wastewater treatment, followed by drip irrigation to disperse the highly-treated wastewater back into the environment.