Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Hi to all, with my post n. 100... I wish you a Merry Christmas and a big Happy New Year full of happyness and love!!!

wastewater treatment with algae...

I love the algae world and a lot of things can be done with these spectacular mico-organisms. Pharmaceutical, proteins, cosmetic... and also wastewater treatment.. yes, algae live with nitrogen and phosphorus that are common pollutants.

Copied from the web site I can summarize the following text:
" Algae are an important bioremediation agent, and are already being used by many wastewater facilities. The role that algae can play in wastewater remediation is however much higher than its current role.
Use of algae as the bioremediation agent enables us to solve two key problems: increased use of chemicals and high energy costs. Thus, algae-based waste water treatment is a powerful avenue for sustainable wastewater treatment.
Algae-based remediation of wastewater is not without its challenges; however, the potential is so high and the problem so critical that there are a number of research efforts - both in the academia and in the commercial sector - ongoing in order to address these challenges."
A good report can be dwnld or buyed in the web site..

Another good reading with a literature review is  as pdf document named "WasteWater treatment With microalgae – a literature review" written by Karin Larsdotter (School of Biotechnology,  Stockholm)

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

15000 visitors

Thanks a lot for your interest about treatment wetlands!!! 15000 visits are a great goal for me! Thanks to all the people that search something about vetiver and wastewater treatment (which is the most viewed post on this blog within  1174 visits) and greywater reuse ( the second with 413 visits.
Thanks to the 3500 person from USA, the 644 from India, 400 from Brasil, and all the other from the 112 world countries that search something about treatment wetlands and came accross this blog!

my best regards!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Green Water ... a company in Africa

I met this company on facebook by a link of a dear friend Rob Crook.
By facebook I copy this information: "GreenWater is an environmental consultancy firm based in Mombasa, specialising in wastewater treatment, environmental advisory services, waste management and first aid training. The Company founder and director is Sarah den Haring (".

Here below few photos taken from their web site n fb (for more information and for the captions see their page on facebook ( .