Results of 2015-2016 Pilot Study presented in a Conference Workshop sponsored by Australian Water Recycling Centre of Excellence
May 13, 2016
Pasteurization Technology Group (PTG) is honored to announce that PTG’s wastewater disinfection technology will be presented at the OZWATER 2016 Conference in Melbourne, Australia. The conference, which is hosted by the Australian Water Association, continues for several days beginning May 10, 2016.
The Australian Water Recycling Centre of Excellence and Melbourne Water provided funding for a two-year pilot study project entitled “Validation of Pasteurisation for the Production of Class A Water”. The study and validation project, which was performed with Victoria University, was centered on PTG’s pasteurization systems. The results of this validation project are included as part of the OZWATER 2016 Workshop: Validating Water Treatment in Urban Water Management: Introducing ‘WaterVal’. The Australian Water Recycling Centre of Excellence is sponsoring the workshop.
Formally launched as the WaterVal Program in 2015, this streamlining of technology validation is being used as a supporting element in the assessment of treatment schemes for drinking water and recycled water (potable and non-potable) and to support the consistent implementation of the Australian Guidelines for Water Recycling. With the full support and encouragement of the Australian water industry, the Australian Recycling Centre of Excellence has progressed the development and implementation of the national water treatment technology validation framework. The workshop will provide an update on development of the framework; key workshop topics include non-potable reuse and ensuring the safety of fit-for-purpose water.
Working with Carollo Engineers starting in 2015, PTG supported the validation project that will be presented at OZWATER 2016 by employing PTG’s 500,000 gallon-per-day capacity pilot test equipment onsite at Melbourne Water’s Eastern Treatment Plant. The work will be used to assess the suitability of the process for future increases in Class A recycled water production and for decentralized recycled water schemes more typical of integrated water management.
Greg Ryan, PTG’s CEO and co-founder, commented that “we are proud to be involved with this important water reuse and recycling project at one of Melbourne Water’s major state-of-the-art municipal wastewater treatment facilities. We are grateful for the opportunity to have our technology included in this study, and we look forward to helping with continuing aspects of this project.”
In concluding, Mr. Ryan stated, “We look forward to the successful completion of all aspects of this testing project, and to the potential deployment of PTG’s systems at Melbourne Water to support Australia’s water reuse and recycling needs.”
The PTG eco-friendly system for wastewater disinfection and renewable energy
PTG’s patented technology is the first and only technology to combine wastewater disinfection with the generation of renewable energy. PTG’s integrated systems can use available waste by-products (such as biogas) or natural gas to power a turbine or engine that generates electricity. The turbine’s hot exhaust air (which is typically wasted) passes through a waste-heat recovery unit that increases the temperature of wastewater in order to disinfect it. PTG’s intelligent software efficiently optimizes energy and water flow throughout the integrated system. PTG’s systems are significantly more cost-effective and energy-efficient than other disinfection methods. Unlike other wastewater disinfection approaches, PTG’s technology is sustainable and does not require toxic chemicals such as chlorine, or costly electrical power and expensive UV lamps. As a result, PTG’s systems fit a broad range of applications in both the municipal and industrial market sectors such as agriculture, food and beverage processing.
About Australian Water Association
The Australian Water Association (AWA) is an independent, not-for-profit association for water professionals and organizations, providing leadership in the water sector through collaboration, advocacy and professional development. As Australia’s peak water industry body, the AWA has the largest and most broadly based membership, with approximately 700 corporate members and 5,000 individual members representing the diversity and breadth of the water industry.
Formed in 1962, the Association has provided organizations with tools and opportunities to showcase their products and services, support and representation in the water industry for decades, and continues to evolve to face the challenges of an ever-changing and dynamic sector.
About Pasteurization Technology Group
California-based Pasteurization Technology Group (PTG) is a rapidly growing, venture capital-backed company that is revolutionizing the disinfection of wastewater. PTG’s systems feature its patented “two-for-one” technology that combines eco-friendly wastewater disinfection with the generation of renewable energy. PTG’s process is one of only a handful of technologies to pass the stringent standards of Title 22 in the state of California for the disinfection of water for reuse. PTG’s technology has also been officially recognized in the influential EPA’s Guidelines for Water Reuse. By channeling the typically wasted exhaust heat from a turbine or engine to disinfect wastewater, PTG’s process is able to deliver the most energy-efficient and lowest-cost solution on the market. PTG’s technology enables tremendous cost savings in water- and energy-intensive industries such as agriculture, beverage and food processing. PTG has won numerous awards including the Water Environment Federation (WEF) Innovative Technology Award, the Katerva Award, the Artemis Top 50 Water Tech award, and the Popular Science “Best of What’s New” award. For more information, see www.pastechgroup.com, and follow us on Twitter (@PasTechGroup) and Facebook.