Catherine Harris writes in the Dominion Post about a new technology, being developed by Viclink, which is able to take waste water and turn it into clean water and some other useful byproducts.
The product, called Wetox, produces not only water but also ascetic acid and fertiliser, and the process takes only 45 minutes.
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“Invented by a PhD student at Victoria, Wetox could have great international potential, Viclink believes.
“The process may even be carbon neutral. The heat and steam given off can be used to drive a turbine and the water can be reused or discharged safely.
“The technique is a big improvement on the current practices of paying to discharge into a river, or smelly ponds which break the waste down for spraying on paddocks.”