Diversified Technologies Inc. has been awarded an Environmental Protection Agency grant to develop Pulsed Electric Field processing for the treatment of combined sewage outflows, a major contributor to water pollution in the U.S.
The PEF Wastewater Processing System is based upon a non-thermal process developed for liquid food processing and sterilization. This new technology is capable of providing a five-log reduction in bacteria at flow rates over one million gallons per day. The purification process can safely take place at the point-of-discharge and occurs in microseconds. Most importantly, it eliminates the use of chlorine, ozonation and other chemicals.
Specific terms of the contract were not disclosed.