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Real-time, energy-efficient, and power-generating dc power for aeration

November 2020
Gallery VIVA MFC 1
Gallery VIVA MFC 1


The Mesopotamians first built sewers to get rid of human waste 6000 years ago. But sewers don't treat waste - they just move the wastewater away from humans. While it was a very helpful at the time, that wastewater resulted in environmental damage. Aeration didn't become widely adopted in the US & Europe until the 1960's and 70's. While highly effective, Aeration's energy intensity is not sustainable even though it has become much more efficient. It still is the biggest energy-load at a wastewater treatment plant. The second issue with Aeration is that it has no process intelligence. Plants periodically test to confirm that the wastewater is being treated. VIVA MFC is the first real alternative, solving the two key issues and providing a third benefit - DC Power generation.

VIVA MFC eliminates wastewater aeration, radically reducing total plant energy use ~50%, while generating DC power. It is the only Secondary Treatment that provides real-time, continuous treatment process data. VIVA MFC can retrofit to nearly every type of equipment infrastructure, for quicker installation and lower installation cost. Our patented quick-start inoculation results in much quicker system startup than conventional technologies can offer.

Label Date November 6, 2020
From United States
Maturity stage Prototype testing in the real world
Looking For New clients, Visibility, Funding, Partners

The environmental benefits

  • Total US Aeration Energy use ~105 TWh annuallyVIVA retrofit would reduce Aeration energy use by 85%

The Financial benefits

  • Average plant payback: 5-8years

Activity Region

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North america

United States,

  • Headquarters
  • Activity

Company Profile

MICROrganic Technologies

We are an early-stage company that manufactures Microbial Fuel Cells for high energy-efficiency in Wastewater Treatment.

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Headquarters Brookview, NY 12033, USA
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