The European Union has about 50.000 municipal and industrial waste water treatment plants (WWTPs) whose waste
water treatment technologies tend to have a very negative environmental impact
and generate a lot of greenhouse gases (GHGs). WWTPs use a lot of energy to
clean water and generate over 11
million tonnes of sewage sludge waste. The current main disposal
routes for sewage sludge (landfilling, incineration, agriculture, composting) are
causing a big environmental problem.
ECO-BIS project offers a new solution which is not yet on the market. Its two
main aims are to make the waste water cleaning processes of industrial and
municipal WWTPs more ecological and efficient and to recycle sewage sludge
waste into a high value added carbon-phosphorus fertiliser.
The Eco-bis technology was developed by Greenlife, which now coordinates the project. The technology is very efficient
in pre-cleaning of waste water and dewatering of sewage sludges. The key
feature of this innovative technique is the pyrolysis system, which converts
the energy-rich and dewatered sewage sludges into a high value and marketable
fertiliser. All these systems use less energy than conventional techniques and
reduce CO₂ emissions. With the help of the Eco-Innovation project we establish three ECO-BIS plants in Austria, Hungary and Slovenia and recycle sewage sludge into a high value biochar material.
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