Fluidised Bed Bioreactor for Wastewater Treatment and Energy Production


A fluidised bed bioreactor which uses thermophilic bacteria to remediate industrial municipal or agricultural wastewater to potable water without requiring pre-cleaning. The bioreactor simultaneously produces energy in the form of biohydrogen and biomethane during the water treatment process


A fluidised bed bioreactor which treats wastewater whilst simultaneously facilitating the production of biohydrogen and biomethane thereby producing both potable water and an energy source; Wastewater is produced via a wide variety of industrial agricultural and municipal processes. This wastewater is an environmental and health hazard due to the fact that it contains hazardous compounds such as toxins for example. Yet it is also a potentially recoverable resource which when remediated can be reutilised. There are a variety of wastewater treatment regimes available and globally billions of Euros are spent treating trillions of litres of wastewater every year consuming substantial amounts of energy. The focus of such treatment regimes is water remediation and not energy production. However this wastewater could act as a renewable resource saving significant quantities of energy and money as it contains organic pollutants which can be which can be recycled into useful products such as electricity hydrogen...

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