Applied CleanTech (ACT)

Applied CleanTech (ACT)

Applied CleanTech (ACT)

Applied CleanTech (ACT) lead an experienced team of entrepreneurs with a proven track record in product development and commercialization, and is guided by a group of directors and advisors with a deep understanding of waste management and biomass recycling industries. ACT`s Sewage Recycling System (SRS) is an integrated solution combining reduced sludge formation for municipal waste water treatment plants (WWTP’s) with recycling of waste water bio-solids into high quality commodity products.

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Hi-Tech Park, Edmond J. Safra Campus, Givat-Ram, P.O. Box 39183 , Jerusalem , 91391 Israel
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Industry Type:
Waste to Energy
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Nationally (across the country)
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ACT's novel technologies extract, rather than digest, bio-solids from raw sewage, thus reducing sludge formation by up to 50% and a total reduction in WWTP operational costs by 30%. ACT's approach reduces the costs of waste water treatment while increasing plant capacity. The company's proprietary bio-solids recycling process produces a variety of products under the brand name RecylloseTM. These include combustibles for power plants, feedstock for bio-plastic production and pulp products for the paper industry. RecylloseTM can also be used for final products production according to our clients demand. In the past ACT has completed a number of successful demo installations in municipal WWTPs serving populations of 10,000-20,000 both in the US and Israel. ACT currently operates and installs commercial SRS units in Israeli sites through its local Israeli licensee and is planning to start installing units in EU in 2013.

ACT's team includes engineers, waste water experts, scientists and of course Dr. Poop, our chief poop evangelist who is also the founder of the International Poop Insitute and has been part of the Applied CleanTech's team since the very beginning.

At ACT, our vision is to transform Waste Water Treatment Plants into Waste Water Recycling Plants.

At ACT, our vision is to change the traditional thinking about waste water from civil, agricultural, and industrial sources. Waste water sludge, which is formed during the conventional process, is considered a useless burden that needs to be discarded at any cost, even if it means transforming our environment into a huge disposal site. Sludge disposal contaminates natural water sources, creates unmanageable landfills, and leads to emission of huge amounts of harmful greenhouse gases (GHG). Sludge handling is responsible for more than 50% of the operational costs and often limiting the WWTP capacity.

We view waste water as valuable compounds that should be utilized as alternative sources, and we believe that recycling is the only way to go. ACT’s long term vision of the WWTP process is to produce purified water on one hand and raw materials on the other that will be sold back into the market.

Our unique waste water recycling approach empowers the waste water industry to improve efficiency of its operations and to contribute to the global environmental effort by helping keep our planet greener.

ACT is actively seeking local partners and distributors for sales and installations of commercial SRS units in municipal and industrial waste treatment sites.  In addition, we are seeking waste water industry partners and engineering and infrastructure firms for project coordination and implementation of our installation sites worldwide.

Sludge management is the most difficult and costly challenge facing the waste water industry today, comprising 50% of plant operating costs. Current waste treatment processes digest only about half of the incoming solids, with the remaining half generating useless sludge. The result is production of some 30 million tons of sludge each year in the U.S. alone, a mere 10% of worldwide quantities. Sludge disposal is a significant global environmental problem and its costs are skyrocketing both in the US and worldwide.

ACT’s proprietary technology dramatically increases the efficiency of the waste water treatment process. It extracts, rather than digests, the bio-solids in raw sewage, reducing total sludge formation by up to 50%. In addition, it can increase the WWTP capacity and is reducing 30% from the total WWTP operational costs.

ACT's integrated solution increases waste water processing efficiency, produces high quality alternative commodity products, and reduces GHG emissions from the plant.


Benefits to the Environment - Carbon Footprint

  • The SRS offers several environmental benefits both via its sludge reduction capabilities as well as its production of renewable commodity sources.
  • Sludge Reduction - By reducing sludge formation from municipal waste water by up to 50%, the SRS provides a major contribution to the global sludge problem.
  • Energy Savings - With less sludge to process, energy usage in the WWTP is dramatically reduced.
  • Lower Green House Gas (GHG) emission by the WWTP – and potential earning of carbon credits.
  • Production of renewable commodity sources for major industries: energy, pulp and paper, bio plastic.

Our technology generates significant amounts of carbon credits (CDM).