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I-Phyc’s Algal Wastewater Treatment Technology

Updated : 26-Aug-2020

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Algal Waste Water Treatment Technology

I-PHYC’s system uses algae and cutting-edge technology to extract nutrients from wastewater. The system’s patented and modular design can be scaled for industrial use and adapted to the needs of wastewater operators for improved and cleaner effluents discharge.

Organisation

Industrial Phycology

Country

United Kingdom

Sustainability Benefits

  • Algae can absorb nutrients, minerals and other compounds (nitrogen, phosphorus) from a variety of wastewater sources.
  • Algae can feed off and utilise carbon dioxide from various sources, consolidating it into high-value biomass.
  • Significantly reduces operational costs for wastewater operators.
  • Sustainable alternative to chemical based treatment

USP

  • The system is modular making it easily scalable and simply integrated with, or added to the end of the treatment process.
  • The process can be configured to make use of variety of wastewater sources. Algae used can take up nutrients from effluents and take carbon dioxide from industrial sources - both boost its growth rates and lock carbon emissions into biomass.
  • The biomass recovered from wastewater can be used to produce valuable resources.

How does this work?

  • The system uses lighting to penetrate the depth of the mix, which improves its effectiveness and drastically reduces the size of tank required.
  • Algae can feed off and utilise carbon dioxide from various sources, consolidating it into high-value biomass.
  • The biomass recovered from wastewater can be used to produce valuable resources for the rapidly-growing bio-based industry, such as renewable energy, fertilisers, feed stock and protein for animal feed.

About the Company

I-PHYC is committed to chemical-free and sustainable wastewater treatment. By using micro-algae to extract valuable nutrients from wastewater, the company is redefining how wastewater is treated, while adding commercial value to liquid waste. The founders have designed and patented an innovative solution to provide cleaner effluents whilst producing additional value from wastewater effluents specifically for industrial scale use.

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