Water is a rare and precious commodity, it is no longer a slogan but a fact… And drinking water increases even when we know that more than two million people in the world do not have access to it. While some researchers often focus on the different “methods” of producing drinking water, others focus on wastewater, which is as essential as drinking water in the end…remember that in Europe, wastewater is treated, filtered and then sterilized Discharged in natural environments. Maryam Amouha A student at South Dakota Mines has created a revolutionary device for treating sewage on site. Discovery!
The revolutionary device in question
She named her invention AMBER for an anaerobic membrane bioreactor with electrical regeneration. Based on recent experiments, to improve the filtration behavior of a membrane bioreactor, a hybrid system comprising an improved anaerobic baffle reactor coupled with the electrolysis process and a nanocomposite membrane was developed. This system must be efficient to increase biogas and to Attenuation by dirt. The goal of the doctoral student is to improve the efficiency and stability of the anaerobic membrane bioreactor.
How it works ?
The student from the mines succeeded in setting up the Mini Wastewater Treatment Plant (AMBER). Its devices can be installed in a home or business and replace, for example, the installation of a septic tank. His invention could also be useful in outfitting communities or residential estates, And even an entire village! The young woman explains Water is a problem everywhere. They have problems in India, Africa, the Middle East and even here in the United StatesWater shortages will likely increase, and wastewater recycling will become a major issue for future generations. So AMBER uses a combination of bioelectrochemical treatment and composite nanofiltration. The young woman also received a provisional US patent for her invention, as it seems obvious, useful, and even necessary.
“In my country, many small communities do not have access to central sewage systems or drinking water. So I figured if I could build a system that could treat basic water to be used for washing or irrigation, that would be a great idea. I thought it would be a good idea You will help these people.” Dr. Mariam Amouha explains to KEVN
Why is amber considered revolutionary?
As we told you at the beginning of the article, today sewage is discharged into rivers, rivers and oceans after it has been treated and cleaned. Amber can make it possible to produce drinking water, but also Fertilizer and pure methaneThe biogas of the future, too! So drinking water can be reused directly in the house, compost will improve the harvest of the vegetable garden, methane can be used to heat the house, all in one device…. Finally, the AMBER system will cost Much less expensive from the sewage system.
A 3-in-1 device that can be installed in a basement or in a small machine room for example. The young woman’s passion for water stems from her childhood in Iran, where her grandfather grew sunflowers, corn and beans…
“Billions of people will not have access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene in 2030 unless progress is made four times faster…” World Health Organization
Since he often had problems supplying water to his crops or consuming them, she swore to herself that when she grew up, she would do something to ensure that the water was conserved and distributed to everyone! The young woman may be on her way to fulfilling her childhood dream, and the planet will thank her for that, as well as future generations!