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Wastewater Treatment Enhancement

Environ’s innovative, cost-effective pulsed electric field technology helps operators of wastewater treatment (processing) and organic liquid waste-to-energy systems to reduce operating costs, achieve better results, and improve regulatory compliance.

Problems we can help you solve:

  1. Enhance anaerobic digester performance (increase throughput)
  2. Increase volatile solids reduction (increase biomethane potential)
  3. Reduce Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD)
  4. Increase Solids Separation
  5. Reduce pathogens without expensive chemicals or energy-intensive processes
  6. Reduce phosphorous and nitrogen concentrations
  7. Eliminate odors

Who We Serve

We work directly with end users who have intimate operations knowledge and are close to the challenges they have with their plant and process systems in the following industries:

Food and Farm Waste-to-Energy

Food and Farm Waste-to-Energy

Public & Private Wastewater Treatment

Public & Private Wastewater Treatment

Public & Private Water Distribution

Public & Private Water Distribution

Wastewater Resource Recovery

Wastewater Resource Recovery

Innovation

Our novel pulsed electric field technology performs cell lysis.  The technology works by producing precisely shaped electrical pulses within treatment tubes through which waste liquids are passed.  These electrical pulses disrupt ionic bonds, rupture organic cells, accelerate biological processes, and kill pathogens within the treated waste liquid.

Historically, attempts to perform cell lysis using electricity have required large amounts of power; as such, the groundbreaking innovation of this technology is the ability to achieve cell lysis with less than 3 watts per gallon on average.  This minimal power requirement is in orders of magnitude less than competing technologies (i.e. combinations of heat, pressure, mechanical shearing, chemical lysing, and/or high-voltage electrical pulses), which keeps the parasitic power demand low and improves the economic viability of the application.  There are no other known cell lysis technologies that perform to this degree of efficiency.

 

Novel Pulsed Electric Field Technology Making Headway at Environ

Environ recently completed a first-of-kind full-scale demonstration of a novel technology employing electric pulsing to enhance the anaerobic digestion process in wastewater/liquid treatment.

The innovative cell lysis technology works by producing precisely shaped electrical pulses within treatment tubes through which waste liquids pass . These electrical pulses disrupt ionic bonds, rupture organic cells, accelerate biological processes, and kill pathogens within the treated waste liquid.  The cell lysis technology is unique in that it uses low-power pulses, thus consuming far less power per unit of the treated material . Why does this matter? Steve Ostanek, President of Neundorfer and Environ, says “other methods, which include chemical, mechanical, and heating, all increase the operating costs for a facility . This technology has the potential to significantly reduce operating costs and achieve better results, and improve regulatory compliance.”

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Our Process for Wastewater Treatment Enhancement

Discover

Discover

We use our consulting competencies to learn the underlying issues, constraints, system potential, and your objectives.

Project Development

Project Development

With this information we develop a practical unique approach to creating an advisory tool that meets the operations goals at the lowest total cost.

Design, Implement, Monitor

Design, Implement, Monitor

We then implement the plan, measure results at each step, adjust the plan based on new information and the iterative results, and identify opportunities for continuous improvement.

Knowledge Base Enhancement

Knowledge Base Enhancement

We find the right combination of traditional training, hands-on learning, and technology to enhance understanding and sustain the effectiveness of the tools over the long term.

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