In response to the massive oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico University of Pittsburgh investigators have developed a technique for separating oil from water via a cotton filter coated with a chemical that blocks oil while allowing water to pass through. The filter was successfully tested off the coast of Louisiana and shown to simultaneously clean water and recover the oil.
- Production of renewable non-greenhouse gas producing and distributed energy in the form of hydrogen gas
- Using the hydrogen gas to generate electricity with a fuel cell or as a feedstock for synthesis of a wide range of industrially-relevant chemicals and fuels
- De-nitrification of wastewater specifically in municipal water treatment facilities
- Treatment of a wide range of biogenic waste streams while recovering energy
- Production of ammonia and chemicals derived from ammonia
This technology has been identified by KOTEC(Korea Technology Finance Corporation) for WIPO GREEN's project in waste water treatment sector. Any request for contacting the technology provider will be facilitated by KOTEC. The water treatment device using the upflow filtration system; it is used for water and wastewater treatment and total phosphorus removal and reuse etc.
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