How Will Wastewater Treatment Plants Look In 20 Years? The time to plan and innovate is now. Considering wastewater treatment plants have not really changed in the past 100 years, (Activated Sludge has been the main biological treatment process since 1914) it is very exciting to see the rapid technological change that is starting to occur. So, how will wastewater treatment plants look 20 years from now?
Why We Love WEFTEC and You Should Too WEFTEC14 is nearly upon us and we here at OxyMem can't wait to be involved!
Innovation is at the heart of what we do at OxyMem How Important is your First Year in Business? It was the 18th of July 2013 when we first announced ourselves as a company and started on the road to becoming the first technology to disrupt the traditional trend of wastewater treatment in nearly 100 years! Today, we sat down to have a think about how important our first year in business has been – we quickly realised that it’s been momentous!
Impact Investment: A Win-Win Opportunity Impact investing is a way of investing with the understood intention of generating positive social impact with a return on capital. It ends the ideal, that business is simply a way to make profit, and social or environmental progress was best achieved through charity or aid. Instead, impact investment sets out to harness the power of business to tackle social and environmental challenges. There is now a recognition of the important need for investment at the earliest stages of innovation, which can then provide the foundation for the rapid emergence and scale-up of entire new commercially viable technologies and sectors which benefit the environment and society.
Is MABR About to Enter Mainstream Wastewater Treatment? A century has passed since the introduction of the Activated Sludge process – but how far have we come in improving, developing and innovating for the challenges of today? Nowadays the activated sludge process is one of the most widely used wastewater treatment processes worldwide. It successfully treats municipal and industrial wastewaters and has returned water and river quality to a high standard on a global scale. However, the water-energy nexus discussion has begun in earnest and we are faced with a growing pressure to answer the arising issues. How do we combat the amounts of energy it takes to collect, move, treat and discharge water?