Top Technologies Making a Mark

Mar 5, 2014

The Times


Sewage waste is a rich source of energy and materials, especially high in fats. When not properly managed it can mean clogged sewers – remember the infamous London fatberg – and high-cost cleaning. Removing this waste to generate new products could prove the future of waste management.

Ostara has developed a process that takes 80 to 90 per cent of phosphorus and nitrogen out of waste water, removing contaminants and developing a secondary product – an effective non-water soluble fertiliser. The company is already operating a plant for Thames Water, as well as five in the United States and one in Canada.

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