Environmet & sustainability
Applied CleanTech’s revolutionary solution addresses a need that is being stressed as a national priority in many countries today: Mounting quantities of sewage sludge formed each day at WWTPs worldwide. ACT’s technology reduces the accumulation of sludge, while recycling it into a useful commodity.
Mounting quantities of sewage sludge formed each day at WWTPs worldwide are polluting air, water and soil so rapidly, that environmental and health damage which we are witnessing in this era is predicted to have an irreversible negative impact on our planet.
ACT’s solution of removal of solids before sludge is formed reduces chemical and electricity consumption; increases plant treatment capacity; and reduces health hazards caused by soil, water and agricultural contamination.
The following environmental and health hazards are addressed in the Applied CleanTech solution:
- Disposal of treated sludge in landfills or as fertilizer contaminates soil and water. The ongoing formation of large amounts of sludge in municipal wastewater treatment plants is anintolerable, unsolved and growing global problem. In an attempt to solve this problem, sludge is often used as a fertilizer or disposed at remote landfill locations. Unfortunately, this counter-productive solution pollutes air, groundwater and soil, contaminates crops, and impacts human health. As regulation tightens, and as landfills are shutting down, using sludge as a fertilizer is expected to decrease; finding an effective wastewater treatment solution is a pressing matter to the environment and to human health.
- Exhausting the earth’s resources for energy. The ongoing consumption of mined minerals, iron, lumber, coal and crude oil (fossil fuels) – used for transportation, heat, plastics, paper, and for treating sewage, have a huge environmental impact. Not only are fossil fuels non-renewable resources, but burning fossil fuels produces a considerable amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) each year, thus contributing to global warming, with major adverse effects.
- Greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions. Global warming and extreme climate changes in our time have been proven to be a direct result of greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions into the atmosphere, creating the well-known ‘greenhouse effect’. The wastewater treatment industry is responsible for large quantities of these GHG emissions, especially methane and CO2.
- Deforestation for the wood and paper industry. This vast and alarming phenomenon has accelerated over the past decades, causing irreversible impact on climate, wildlife, and an increase in carbon dioxide.
It’s time to adopt technologies that encourage reuse and renewable energies with a reduced footprint, such as bio-diesel, bio-plastics, recycled paper, and clean combustibles for heat, instead of relying on fossil fuels, a perishable resource.
Our future depends on green technologies
Now is the time to ACT