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Converting Wastewater Algae Into High-Value Resources

Posted by Floyd Griffiths on Oct 13, 2016 2:26:40 PM

 

Originally published in Water Environment Federation's World Water Magazine

In a corporate-academic partnership unique to algal research, WesTech Engineering, Inc. and Utah State University’s Sustainable Waste-to-Bioproducts Engineering Center (SWBEC) are developing processes for more efficient harvesting of algae from municipal wastewater and other nutrient-rich sources. Floyd Griffiths of WesTech Engineering, Inc. reports on joint research efforts for converting algae into high-value bioproducts.

Corporations frequently establish joint research partnerships with universities in diverse fields; however, such collaboration seldom occurs in algal research, which has almost exclusively remained within the province of universities.

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Category: Multi-Barrier Water Treatment, Water Treatment, Wastewater Treatment, Industrial Water Reuse

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