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Ventura Testing More Environmentally Friendly, Sustainable System To Dispose Of Sewage

Posted on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 10:47am


You know how you can boil water to make it safe to drink?

A Bay Area company, and the City of Ventura are trying something like that on a much grander scale.

They’re experimenting with a system which uses heat, instead of chemicals like chlorine to purify wastewater, so it can be recycled.

In a now six month old test project, gas generated by waste at the plant is being used to turn a turbine, and make electricity, with the spinoff heat being
used to purify water.

The goal is a more environmentally friendly way to deal with sewage.

KCLU’s Lance Orozco has the story:

Click on link to listen to/download story: Sustainable Sewage Processing System


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