Agriculture farming and livestock production create many sources of waste or polluted effluent streams. The amount of animal waste produced by livestock and poultry in factory farms is more than 10 times that produced by the entire US population.
Excessive accumulation of dissolved nutrients like nitrates and phosphates from fertilizer and livestock waste results in a process called eutrophication. That simulates the growth of algae and other plant life depleting oxygen from the water. Water is acidified, aquatic life is affected, fishing grounds are diminished and water for consumption and recreation compromised and even unhealthy for human activity.
While some large agri-operations have waste treatment facilities, most waste is stored in open ponds or pits and/or used as untreated fertilizer on fields with consequences such as:
Water recovery and agriculture waste reduction, especially if performed “at the source”, addresses all of the issues mentioned above. Dewatering, or making a more concentrated “sludge” or “brine”, makes recovery and reuse methods much more cost effective.
Application of the new sonics based technology addresses both the breakdown of compounds and destruction of microorganisms but also separation of the total dissolved solids in the resultant waste stream. Agriculture waste varies depending on the type of farming and livestock production of a particular business model. The waste must first be evaluated and configuration of the process established based on various combinations of waste makeup.
That evaluation dictates the application parameters of the disassociation stage of the process through the SDA stage. The next stage of development is determining the extraction parameters for removing the total dissolved solids (TDS) through the SSA stage of the process.
Ultimately, the secondary use of the results of the remediation processes developed must then be considered to determine if the previous stages need to be altered for better results. The degrees of success in recovery of useful waste by-products will likely cause reevaluation of reuse.
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