Applied CleanTech’s Sewage Recycling System (SRS™) changes the concept of how wastewater is treated. It creates recyclable materials by converting the bio-solids into Recyllose™ – a new sterilized product based on cellulose extracted from the wastewater, which is automatically packed into a reusable commodity and transported to paper, construction, plastic and energy industries. This process reduces over 50% of sludge formation, cuts up to 30% of WWTP operational costs, and significantly increases the WWTP capacity. Please read our earlier post about Applied CleanTech and its groundbreaking process.
According to the collaboration agreement, Applied CleanTech’s Sewage Recycling System will be installed for a test period in early 2014 at Aa en Maas Water Board municipal WWTP at Aarle-Rixtel followed by the industrial process water treatment at a leading paper producing company Smurfit Kappa Roermond Papier. Assuming the outcome will be successful as expected, all parties hope to expand the collaboration throughout the Netherlands. The implications could be tremendous. If implemented throughout all WWTP’s in the Netherlands, the resulting savings in wastewater treatment operational costs could accumulate to millions of Euros, alongside the enormous environmental benefits.
Job Rosenhart, Energy Advisor for Dutch Industry at Agentschap NL, noted that his agency viewed this cooperation as strategic due to the cultural compatibility and complimentary needs and abilities of both peoples.
Source: The Jewish Press