EWS has developed and utilized, on a large industrial scale, aerobic digestion processing. Aerobic digestion converts organic materials to high-quality soil amendments and provides energy in the form of excess heat. EWS has also been granted patent rights to an optimized anaerobic digestion process that utilized the same principles that make aerobic digestion a quantum leap forward in sustainability tools.
Optimize anaerobic digestion is superior to conventional anaerobic digestion for the following reasons:
There is a wider array of acceptable feedstock
Faster gas extraction
Increased gas yield
Increase system capacity
Increased throughput can be achieved when required
Operational flexibility is improved
Feedstock quantities can be manipulated as is needed
Energy efficiency is improved
A valuable product is available when the anaerobic system is combined with the aerobic system
EWS’s anaerobic digestion process is much more efficient and cost-effective when compared with competing anaerobic technology. Implementing aerobic digestion technology is the first step in a sustainable transition. Installing aerobic digestion is quick and inexpensive. Feedstock access is established, and an optimal logics plan is developed. Anaerobic processing capability will be established to supplement and combined with the aerobic sites. Optimized anaerobic digestion, in series with aerobic digestion, provides a highly efficient sustainable solution to most of the glaring sustainability inadequacies of our population centers.
Aerobic digestion is proven technology that is very cost-effective. It can be quickly installed to deal with virtually any organic waste stream. The product of aerobic digestion is humus, organic matter that has been stripped of energy by biological processing. Humus in the heart of soil quality.
Anaerobic digestion, using EWS’s optimized system, utilizes the same breakthrough technology as aerobic digestion. It has been utilized on pilot applications on a large scale. It has not been commercially utilized to this point. Aerobic digestion processes the anaerobic “product” and other organic wastes.
The optimal utilization of the technology is anaerobic extraction of energy, followed by a seamless transition to our aerobic digestion. The result of the process is a high-quality soil amendment that is used for remediation and farming. Every step provides value. Both anaerobic and aerobic digestion convert the energy found in the feedstock to viable resources. The low temperature heat extracted from the aerobic digestion processes is returned to the anaerobic processing component to condition of feedstock. The processing is cost-effective to the point that facilities can be constructed based on logistical costs. Systems are contained and controlled such that the current potential for disease is eliminated. Water resources are protected and water in the waste is recovered for clean water utilization. Nothing is wasted, nothing is moved farther than the minimum. The result of the equation is high-quality soil amendments which can be used to heal the scars of past ecological misuse and the growing of food in the urban area or in farms in the areas adjacent to the city.
The simple use of aerobic digestion to process organic materials would be a quantum leap forward. This insertion of cost-effective and efficient technology leapfrogs the idea of landfills, waste to energy, conventional composting, or the vast array of other inefficient and cost prohibitive systems. Aerobic digestion also provides a quantum leap forward in the area of wastewater treatment. Optimize biological processing changes the principles of wastewater treatment and minimizes costs. The vast majority of the current inadequacy of conventional wastewater treatment, with regards to treatment quality are addressed.
Aerobic digestion is a highly efficient water treatment system. Aerobic digestion has been used to clean an excess of 100,000,000 gallons of landfill leachate to clean water standards. The regulatory documentation for the processing is available. The treated leachate was discharged to the Great Lakes, in the state of Michigan.
We propose an anaerobic – aerobic combined in series tri-media solution:
We propose to locally optimally utilize all waste:
rock, glass, soils, and masonry
Metals and aggregates will be exposed by segregating the plastic and organics. Processing and utilization will be done locally. Metals recycling will always be lucrative. Projects such as filling, asphalt, and concrete will use the aggregates. Cost will be less than the virgin alternative media. Uniformity in feedstock will negate natural inadequacies of recycling product. These materials are inert and can be stockpiled for future use without protection.
Aerobic digestion will be set up around and strategically inside urban areas. Distressed areas in the cities, in need of remediation, will be utilized whenever possible. Processing facilities located outside the city will be set up in a hub and spoke fashion to minimize logistics and maximize efficiency. Minimized cost of processing facilities and processing facility efficiency will facilitate minimize logistical costs and maximize the opportunity and efficiency for excess energy utilization.
Processing of plastics will produce the following:
Durable consumer goods
Feedstock for manufacturing
Replacement for wood
Raw material for municipal projects
The processing of plastics, cleaning and forming is an effective and local use for energy produced by the systems.
Processing Organic Wastes – Human, Food, And Industrial
Energy from the anaerobic system and whatever is scavenged from the aerobic system will be utilized to process plastic materials to a usable feedstock. This mixture of clean plastic particles will be melted and formed into usable components. The resultant products will be highly weather resistant and optimal for marine utilization. The heat and liquids from aerobic processing will be used to clean the plastics. Liquids containing the materials washed off the plastics will be cleaned with the aerobic process.
Digested materials replace nutrients lost from the soil. Fertilizers and pesticides use are minimized or eliminated with the addition of humus. The sustainable circular process of solar radiation providing food, materials, and convenient energy will be optimized by the return of the humus to the soil. Higher quality soil produced by the addition of humus provides an improvement in the quality of the crops grown. The humus
enriched soil is resistant to extreme weather conditions, conserves moisture, and provide stronger, more disease resistant plants.
The attributes of aerobic treatment are sufficient for the achievement of a quantum leap forward in sustainability for urban areas. When aerobic digestion’s elimination of organic related waste problems, is combined with optimized anaerobic digestion’s cheap and efficient energy extraction, a new standard is established. The solution also offers climate protection, extreme weather protection, and soil vitality.
The Initiative for Global Prosperity and the utilization of innovative technology are the keys for the achievement of sustainable energy.
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