Ispahan’s Managing Director, Joe Eades was invited to be part of the judging panel at the National University of Singapore (NUS)* Environmental Engineering 2017 Final Year students presentation on the 24th March 2017.
He was tasked to judge the Waste and Biomass Valorization category.
One of the promising new processes was the use of the Electro Fenton technology for the treatment of biomass sludge. It showed promising results in bringing down very high BOD effluent to permissible levels based on Singapore standards for BOD in a relatively fast time. If this process could be scaled up, there was potential for this new technology to solve some real world challenges. Other interesting processes included taking biomass to produce new materials, or use for removal of impurities, but early findings indicated that the yields are not high enough yet to be scaled up and be commercially viable.
*NUS Environmental Engineering is now ranked 10th globally according to QS rankings.