Bioreactor landfill technology offers cost-effective solutions
Viridis Waste Control, LLC, announced that an application
for the proprietary bioreactor process was granted by the United States
Patent and Trademark office.
The patented technology provides advances and enhancements in the reduction
of greenhouse gasses, delivers substantially greater air and water pollution
reduction, and increased methane production and recovery from landfills.
Additionally, the Viridis patented technology enables more useable capacity
in landfills for solid waste disposal.
The Viridis Septage Bioreactor Landfill™ technology combines the waste
pumped from septic systems with garbage in solid waste landfills. Doing
so greatly accelerates the process of garbage decomposition and biodegradation,
extending the life of typical landfills by years. But, the benefits to
the environment go much further, including:
- Cleaner water, by reducing and hopefully eliminating the practice
of spreading septic waste on fields, which often contaminates surface
water, lakes, rivers, streams, and groundwater recharge zones with
dangerous contaminants and pathogenic biological agents commonly
found in septic tank waste.
- Safer food supply, by halting the land application and spraying
of septic waste for disposal onto farm fields, a major source of
bacteriological contamination of crops and livestock.
- One of the primary pathways by which food or water become contaminated
is from the release of such untreated sewage - septic tank waste
- into a drinking water supply or onto cropland, with the result
that people who unknowingly eat or drink such contaminated sources
of food and water become infected with disease.
- Cleaner air, with the increased capture and use of methane gas,
reducing this major source of greenhouse gas emissions along with
its contribution to climate change and global warming trends. Renewable
energy, using the steady supply of methane produced, generating enough
energy to power thousands of homes each year.
- Reduction of a septage hauler’s disposal and permit fees, by
providing a cost-effective, environmentally approved, single location
to dispose of septic waste.