Monday, January 03, 2005

Aerobic wastewater treatment

Aerobic wastewater treatment uses microorganism to feed on waste in the water and convert them to carbon dioxide and water. To keep the process going, the wastewater need to be aerated with oxygen. There are many types of aerators used for this purpose, but all of them involve huge input of energy. Wouldn't it be great if one can have an aerator that can add oxygen to the wastewater without great "input of energy"? What is this "Zero Energy Input" Waterwheel Aerator all about?

I know this "Zero Energy Input" thing will raise some eyebrows! Essential, what it aim to do is to make the energy intensive water aeration more efficient. What I am refering to is a waterwheel aerator using the EXISTING surplus kinetic energy present in wastewater treatment systems to power the aerator to squeeze more oxygen into the wastewater. Thus there is no need for expensive input of energy. Keep a watch on this blog as I will elaborate on this later and also present the results of an investigation which shows that this does work.

3 comments:

rims said...

cool. watching...

Peter said...
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Peter Chen said...

Post has been updated here: Increasing efficiency of Aeration in Wastewater Treatment