New Innovative Municipal Wastewater Treatment Process Eliminates Ponds, Landfills and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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Innovative California based Environmental Developers Inc. (EDI) developers of the environmentally pure VRAD© Municipal Solid Waste Process, today announced the US Patent for their SBBC© (Solids Based Bacterial Colonization) Process which provides cities the option of environmentally pure and totally enclosed wastewater treatment.

Large quantities of fecal matter can cling to foreign materials such as rags, condoms, diapers, unprocessed garbage, whole fruits and vegetables from canneries, sand, fist-sized rocks and lumber that come floating, tumbling and sliding into the headworks

Innovative California based Environmental Developers Inc. (EDI) developers of the environmentally pure VRAD© Municipal Solid Waste Process, today announced the US Patent for their SBBC© (Solids Based Bacterial Colonization) Process which provides cities the option of environmentally pure and totally enclosed wastewater treatment.

Large quantities of fecal matter can cling to foreign materials such as rags, condoms, diapers, unprocessed garbage, whole fruits and vegetables from canneries, sand, fist-sized rocks and lumber come floating, tumbling and sliding into the headworks of wastewater treatment plants. Such materials must be removed from the influent stream to prevent them from clogging up the system or bogging down the treatment process. The fecal matter stays with the materials when they are removed, and with the pathogens and possible viruses in the fecal matter, it presents a serious health hazard to the people who are involved in the removal, transportation and disposal of the materials.

In larger cities where sewage travels several miles to treatment facilities or where collection systems are such that flow rates are slow, bacterial growth can be deeply colonized into every crack and crevice in the materials, and rags and other porous materials are often densely packed with fecal matter that is well colonized with bacteria and quite putrid.

The foreign materials are removed by a wide variety of means and commonly transported to the local garbage dump, landfill, or incinerator. A plant that processes 10 million gallons per day can, for example, accumulate several cubic yards of such material every day. In addition to the health hazard, the removal, transportation, placement or spreading of the foreign materials consumes large amounts of energy and accounts for a large percentage of total plant operating costs. Moreover, the open aerobic digestion of the fecal material produces great quantities of gasses that contribute to the greenhouse effect.

SBBC© provides a new innovative and improved wastewater treatment process that utilizes the decomposition and hydrolyzing effect of colonized bacteria which cling to foreign materials in the influent stream providing an anaerobic wastewater treatment system that is totally enclosed doing away with the need for settling basins, pounds and lagoons that worldwide emit billions of pounds of carbon to the atmosphere daily.

This new environmentally pure SBBC© Wastewater Process together with their equally innovative and environmentally pure VRAD© Municipal Solid Waste Process now allows Environmental Developers Inc. the ability to offer municipalities the option of treating both their municipal solid waste (MSW) and their wastewater (MWW) together in a totally enclosed plant that is environmentally pure, emits nothing to land sea or air and produces more compressed biomethane (CBM) (natural gas) per pound of waste than any other process in the world today.

Advantages of the process are:
1) Lowest MWW operating costs;
2) Highest MSW operating profits;
3) 100% clean water recycling;
4) Smallest footprint 1/20 to 1/30 land area;
5) May be located central to waste collection;
6) Sequesters carbon dioxide;
7) Decreased electrical grid loading;
8) Eliminates the areas foreign oil requirements;
9) Eliminates dangerously toxic landfills; and
10) Totally eliminates human handling of these putrid toxic materials.

With the introduction of their SBBC© Process EDI culminates its 30 Year Quest for Environmental Excellence in the Efficient Treatment of Waste Products while coincidentally solving the World's Greenhouse Gas and Oil Based Energy Problems.

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