Prof. Eoin Casy of Oxymem presents lecture on better waste water treatment
Published on: Thursday, 12 February 2015
Professor Eoin Casey co-founder of OxyMem gave an excellent lecture in CIT last night.
Waste water treatment is a major electricity consumer. Most of the energy goes to trying to get oxygen into the liquid mixture, using agitators or diffusers. The Oxymen technology uses membranes to diffuse oxygen through membranes into a biofilm attached on the outer surface of the membrane. COD reduction is comparable to standard waste treatment systems and energy consumption is hugely reduced. Operating costs for aeration is reduced by up to 75%. Other advantages are less sludge production, reduced chemical costs and a smaller footprint for the equipment. Currently Oxymem has a plant with 500PE capacity on trial – and it fits into a shipping container!
The company has 25 people employed in its manufacturing facility in Co Westmeath, www.oxymem.com