Wastewater Science – Prototype

Free clean water for communities in need.

Wastewater Science Technology August 26, 2016 at 4:49 pm
€4,820.00
pledged of €4,600.00 goal
9
backers
0
Days Left
  • Description
  • Updates
  • FAQ
  • Comments
  • Backers

Project Description

 Our Prototype

We are building a compact wastewater treatment unit to clean up the environment and create jobs for green entrepreneurs. We take organic waste and run it through our unit – what comes out is recycled water and nutrients. We don’t use chemicals. We use a proven, effective, tested, and natural process.

wastewaterscience

This is the Wastewater Science Prototype we are funding.

This crowdfund has the focus of building working capital so we can assemble and build, then bring our innovative approach to market. We have perks for everyone who contributes and we promise to keep you updated on our progress.

The leading causes of environmental fouling are not what you would expect.


3 things you should know.

  1. Agricultural waste is the leading cause of environmental degradation globally.  [1]
  2. This planetary pain in the ass accounts for a larger footprint than all sectors of transportation combined.  [2]
  3. The recent algal blooms (green slime) that have fouled our rivers, lakes and coastal waters are the result of nutrient runoffs from agriculture. 30% of nitrate pollution from Animal agriculture in the EU alone. Nitrogen pollution ‘costs EU up to £280bn a year’ [3]


Who we are.

FireShot-Screen-Capture-026-Bryan-Ogden-spark_adobe_com_page_UbES

Wastewater Science is the winner of the 2015 Maltese Business Idea Competition Climate KIK. The idea has been vetted by scientists and business leaders and we are working to bring the idea to market. This crowdfunding campaign will help give us the solvency to fight climate change at one of it’s most potent sources.

We have a global plan to deal with agricultural wastewater profitably – for everyone involved. Our plan is to install these units where they are needed most and empower the people in each area we sell them to be green entrepreneurs. The result is a reduction in the number one source of environmental stress.

We have formed a company to enact our plan and are raising money to build our prototype.

FireShot-Screen-Capture-022-Bryan-Ogden-spark_adobe_com_page_UbES

Every three installs = a free unit for a deserving community. Every unit group also requires a vermi-composting farm – these farms will be an opportunity to educate and support green entrepreneurs. Wastewater recovery from organic waste is desperately needed in developing nations and we want to fill that gap.

Effects on climate change from installing our unit

  1. Lower energy costs.
  2. Reduced carbon footprint
  3. Water recovery
  4. Nutrient Recovery

See wastewaterscience.com for more info.


Who is the team creating the prototype?

DSC_0064

JOSEPH A. BUHAGIAR,  PHD

Department of Biology, University of Malta

imgres

 BRYAN OGDEN, MA, MS, MSC

20 years media development experience

 



[1] For the sake of argument and technically speaking animal poop is not the direct point source of the majority of agricultural green house gas emissions, and it’s not cow farts either, but rather becasue cows burp a lot during digestion. We are adding up all the factors that produce agricultural waste together in this statement about the degradation of our environment. Deforestation, runoff, ect. But saying all of this in a short one liner is a bit like explaining E = mc2. It makes sense once it gets explained and its much easier just to call the aggregated result something for shorthand ie “waste”. To drill into this a bit more for example how manure is managed and stored contributes to about 14% of it’s greenhouse gas contribution in the United States. Our goal is to attract attention to this whole sensitive issue and offer a solution/intervention to one aspect of a complex and difficult problem that is agricultural waste disposal. [2]See the following link for more detailed information on the global pressure: http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?newsID=20772#.V_4zLuh97RY [3] http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-13025304

Leave a Reply