GE And PurposeEnergy Combine Technologies

Sept. 29, 2014
GE and PurposeEnergy will combine technologies to create a solution to reuse industrial wastewater while turning waste into energy.

GE and PurposeEnergy Inc. are collaborating on a solution to reuse industrial wastewater while turning waste into energy by combining GE’s anaerobic membrane bioreactor (AnMBR) technology and PurposeEnergy’s Tribrid-Bioreactor.

GE’s AnMBR utilizes its ZeeWeed 500 membranes in combination with an anaerobic bioprocess. AnMBR offers the ability to generate renewable energy and produce superior effluent quality for reclamation and reuse, according to GE.

PurposeEnergy’s Tribrid-Bioreactor is an anaerobic digester engineered specifically for food and beverage industry byproducts. It converts organic waste into clean water and energy. Unlike traditional anaerobic digesters, the Tribrid-Bioreactor separates hydraulic retention time from solids retention time.

Combining PurposeEnergy’s Tribrid-Bioreactor and GE’s AnMBR technology solves the issues associated with traditional anaerobic processes for food and beverage manufacturers, according to GE. The design results in complete retention of biomass and prevents the discharge of both organic and inert solids resulting in an improvement in final effluent quality with zero suspended solids.

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