GeoEnvironment Technologies provides the cleanest, safest, and most cost-effective option for municipal biosolids disposal and industrial wastewater treatment: the deep earth digestion of biosolids. This technique is enabled by our patented slurry injection technique, which allows the emplacement of biosolids within hot, anaerobic deep earth formations, thereby facilitating the breakdown of the residual carbon content and permanently sequestering the carbon dioxide, methane, and other byproducts. The professional engineers and earth scientists at GeoEnvironment Technologies have worldwide experience and advanced expertise designing, permitting, constructing, and operating deep well injection facilities for wastewater and brine management
Since July 2008, we have worked with the City of Los Angeles, the Department of Energy, and the US EPA to implement Deep Earth Digestion / Sequestration of biosolids using slurry injection at the successful Terminal Island Renewable Energy project (TIRE). This flagship facility has proven the benefits of our technology and paved the way to roll out a green, affordable solution to other cities and municipalities around the country. GeoEnvironment Technologies, now a subsidiary of Advantek Waste Management Services, is working hard to replicate the success of the TIRE project in municipalities around the country and the globe.
Cost Effective Biosolids Management Solutions
Deep Earth Digestion / Sequestration of biosolids has capital costs that are one to two full orders-of-magnitude lower than alternative and traditional options, and operating costs that are also the lowest of available alternatives. These facilities can easily be co-located at a waste water treatment plant, eliminating all cost, emissions, and road hazards related to trucking. Lastly, Deep Earth Digestion / Sequestration of biosolids can permanently sequester all carbon dioxide and methane emissions created by the breakdown of biosolids, drastically reducing greenhouse gas emissions while potentially providing substantial carbon credits. Moreover, the methane that is formed is available for beneficial reuse subject to demand. Taken together, these advantages position Deep Earth Digestion / Sequestration of biosolids using slurry injection to be the very best option for long term management of biosolids.
In terms of startup expenditure and ongoing operational costs, our solution outperforms alternative systems.
CapEX: A three-well system sufficient to process up to 100 dry tons per day of biosolids can be installed for less than $10 million. When compared to the several hundred million dollars of capital expense required to set up systems such as drying and pelletizing plants, incineration, gasification, and other waste to energy technologies, Deep Earth Digestion / Sequestration provides substantial value to municipalities.
OpEx: Operating costs are also lower than the all other waste to energy technologies, and even lower than trucking and land application / landfilling.
Traditional methods of dealing with biosolids and wastewater are expensive and resource-heavy, generally relying on the trucking of waste long distances to rural disposal sites requiring large amounts of land. This also creates dangerous greenhouse gases which contribute to climate change, carry substantial risk of contaminating nearby surface and groundwater, and create potentially offensive odors and nuisances to neighboring populations.
By securely emplacing biosolids into deep earth formations, GeoEnvironment Technologies bypasses these shortcomings. We’ve solved the challenge of responsibly dealing with biosolids and wastewater at substantially lower capital and operating costs than the alternatives. Our technology provides the following benefits:
- Greater protection of surface and groundwater.
- Reduced energy consumption.
- Reduced trucking and associated emissions.
- Significantly reduced greenhouse gas emissions.
- Generation and potential recovery of high purity methane.
- Provides a local solution for urban areas, without relying on distant rural counties.
The world-class scientific and engineering talent behind our Deep Earth Digestion / Sequestration solution provides expert oversight and real-time, continuous operational monitoring to ensure that our facilities perform with maximum efficiency and security across the lifetime of the project.
Stewardship and sustainability are serious concerns for local governments and citizens across the world. However, at the same time, municipal budgets are tight as ageing infrastructure drains their resources. With urban populations continuing to swell and our climate continuing to change, it is critical that we identify methods to sustainably manage wastewater and biosolids at significantly reduced costs. When it comes to changing the footprint of municipal biosolids and wastewater management, GeoEnvironment Technologies is leading the way.