Industrial water re-use is expensive and energy intensive. Improper water treatment results in 2,212 km3 of effluents to be released into the environment, which could have re-directed towards the many millions deprived of water for sanitation and health around the world.
The OB HydraCel BioHardware, a microbial hardware device, which converts the organic content of hydrocarbon laden wastewater into biohydrogen by retrofitting to any pipe/pipeline carrying wastewater. Our aim is to subsidise the cost of water re-use by converting effluent treatment infrastructure at process industries, into a source of hydrogen gas for power or raw material.
At Ossus Biorenewables, we have developed “OB HydraCel BioHardware”, a microbial hardware device, which converts the organic and inorganic content of hydrocarbon laden wastewater into biohydrogen in the form of a retrofittable hardware device. The self-powered biohardware device also selectively recovers high-value metals such as rare earth elements and new energy metals during biohydrogen generation. The BioHardware is aimed at high organic load or high salinity wastewater streams with a specific emphasis on extremely recalcitrant species of contaminants.