Researchers are always looking for new and innovative ways to make existing technologies more efficient, whether this is by upping their output, introducing money-saving materials and parts or simply by making the systems more environmentally friendly in order to reduce their carbon footprint. There is always an abundance of research taking place for these purposes.
Interestingly, It has been widely reported recently that Taiwanese researchers have found a new and innovative way of utilising old compact discs (CD’s) as part of the sewage treatment process. The researchers are said to have come up with a way of using the discs to grow zinc oxide – an element that is known for its properties that make it capable of breaking down the solids in the treatment process.
In my opinion, anything that assists the industry in creating more efficient ways of treating sewage whilst utilising materials that would otherwise be junk or obsolete has to be a good thing, although reading the various reports available online it seems that the technology itself is a long way from being utilised on a day to day basis, i’m sure researchers will find a way of utilising it eventually. More information can be seen on the report by clicking here.
In the meantime, old research means that MTM engineers are able to offer several different systems that are built to suit the varying needs of our customers. For more information contact MTM Environmental, where we can talk to you about the varying systems and the best options for your home or business.