The bio-active attributes of A. nodosum are well documented
* Source: U.S. Dept. of Energy, Joint Genome Institute – per their research findings, published Jan. 2011. EKO GEA Opinion: Throwing microbes into waste – a useless endeavour – they will not be indigenous; they are a minority - subject to predation, inhibition, antagonism.
GoranDordic: Microbiologist, inventor, and founder of EKO GEA set out to create a better microbial culture media for processes which need better microbiology to improve performance. He settled on Ascophyllumnodosum as the raw material and then sent out to extract the important compound therein (polysaccharides, organic acids, bio-activators, trace elements, micro-nutrients). Goran’s “EUREKA!” moment came when he fell upon a series of biological methods which not only extracted the impressive array of compounds in A. nodosum, but left these fragile molecules in tact. He then had to STABILIZE this extraction – another accomplishment. Finally, he began testing his extraction in every biological process he could (waste treatment, agriculture, biogas production, fermentation, composting, nutrition, etc.) EKO GEA was born.
GoranDordič set out to create the best microbial culture media – testing various raw materials. He wound up with Ascophyllumnodosum because of its well-documented bioactivity, nutrient content. He experimented and “fell upon” the extraction process that is THE secret to EKO GEA’s Intellectual Property (IP).
Paves the way for microbial growth & health
High-COD/low-BOD effluents are the most difficult liquid wastes to treat because of low biological activity. EKO GEA “injects” biology by clearing the path for microbial growth (ion exchange) then providing nutrients (oligosaccharides) + all the other protective mechanisms. Nutrient/Manure mgt – a closed-loop solution for farmers w/ BOTH liquid cleaning and solid nutrient retention for cropsCompost – 6 weeks cycle – if waste is chopped (anecdote – we compost olive pits in 6 months where it takes the industry 6 years!)Sludge – see following slideSoils – A.nodosum is a known radionuclide solution; we have not tried our product on PCB’s – we are looking for a development partner for this because this toxin is easy-to-reduce for PCB’sGas Emissions & Dust Control – gel-like physical adherance – brings particulates down – a simple and effective solution
Ion exchange resins (chemical) are used in industry for highly-concentrated odours. EKO GEA is biological ion exchange – we believe we are the ONLY company in the market with this capability.
Microbes do the work
Additive Only!! These results via a SAFE, biological, GREEN, EEC-certified ORGANIC Additive – in bucket trials!!!!! Note that our product performs much better in the real world – bucket trials are only used to “get us in the door” with customers so we can provide our full-scale protocol. Biology needs biomass for full performance (there is a reason they call bioMASS). Bucket trials do not provide sufficient biomass, nor space, nor retention time for full de-toxification.
“Produced Water” is the water oil companies use to “fracture” shale rock underground to release natural gas – also called “Frack Water” or “Fracking” – highly controversial from an environmental perspective, and the wastewater is very costly to treat. These results are from our Additive alone – added to large holding lagoons. Odour is a MAJOR problem w/ Produced Water which EKO GEA solves, of course... Anecdote on BP Oil Spill: This trial was done by an attorney friend who lives on the Alambama Gulf coast, in a 5-gallon bucket. We gave him our protocol and told him to expect results in 5 days. He phoned on Day 3 to say ALL of the oil was gone in all 5 buckets.
FOG = Fats, Oils & Grease (wastewater treatment nomenclature) – difficult to treat – EKO GEA is THE solution.
EKO GEA’s Artificial soil passes EEC (European Economic Community) standards on heavy metals & pathogens for use as legal “Artificial Soil”
Multiple benefits for plants, trees, shrubs, flowers and SOILS
CE Mark is required in Europe only for Packaged Domestic Wastewater Treatment Plant under 50PE so NewGen has been granted the “CE Mark” on our 15PE, to date. “Baby Newgie” is going through CE Mark testing at the moment – a 6-month testing period is required – Dec. 2011 date for this certification.
General Waste Treatment Presentation EKOGEA EAST srl
EKO GEAWASTE T REATMENT A PPLICATIONSBio-dynamics at work
C OMPANY B ACKGROUND Since 1995 Additives (Ascophyllum nodosum marine algae extraction) for: Waste treatment (water, MSW, compost, manure management, etc.) Agriculture (crops, soils, turfgrass, etc.) Animal Nutrition Biogas production Aquaculture Others • Any biological process • Many physical-chemical
H OW I T W ORKSBio-active extraction of Ideal culture media (microbesAscophyllum nodosum do the work) Biological ion exchange Sequestration of heavy metals & other toxins EEC certified ORGANIC
H OW I T W ORKS EKO GEA IS: • Biological, bio-active EKO GEA is NOT: • An ideal culture media for microbes Microbes! • Feeds & Protects Consider: • Less than 0.5% of the estimated 2 to 5 billion microbial species have been identified • Only 1% of the planet‟s microbial species can be readily grown in the laboratory How do we The vast majority - in the soil, water, and residing in other life increase forms (such as in cows) - cannot be cultured in a lab * biological • Microbes mediate almost every conceivable biological process onperformance earth ? • Microbes produce enzymes which further enhance biologicalBy enhancing processes (how nature processes waste) the • A single gram of soil can contain more than a billion microbesenvironment • Soil may contain a million different types of microbesfor Microbes • Microbes comprise ~60% of the earth‟s biomass • 99% of all bacteria are helpful to organisms and their
A D ISRUPTIVE A PPROACH EEC certified ORGANIC 100% Ascophyllum nodosum - proprietary extraction = EKO GEA’s Intellectual Property (IP) A. nodosum - well-documented bio-activator/bio-re-mediation agent - made more potent by our extraction Known as the most nutritious vegetable on the planet In its extracted form (EKO GEA), A. nodosum is a perfect microbial culture media = feeds and protects FEEDS microbes Oligo-saccharides - polysaccharide favored by bio-active, influential microbial families in digestive processes A vast array of trace elements + micro-nutrients – in organic form, chelated & bio-available PROTECTS microbes Ion exchange capacity - "neutralizes" negatively charged ions which results in the elimination of H₂S and NH₃ , plus most metal ions. It has a gel-like property which also protects microbes, physically Sequesters heavy metals - absorbing them without releasing them into organisms within the ecosystem Provides pre-biotic chemistry which enhances biology Absorbs 35 times its weight in water - lends moisture retention to any process (microbes need water!) Eliminates odour via biological ion exchange capacity - a bio-chemical reaction - near-immediate upon contact (5-20 minutes) Effective against pathogenic microbes because indigenous beneficial microbes out-compete pathogens Gel-like property which provide physical protection– natural sealant / lubricant
T HE EKO GEA S TORYEEC certified ORGANIC Goran Dordič, microbiologist, inventor, an d founder of EKO GEA
S UPERIOR C ULTURE M EDIA Feeds Unique nutrients & Protects Protective functionsMicrobiology Flexibility – many applications Extraction process is EKO GEA’s core, proprietary technology
P LUS B IOLOGICAL I ON E XCHANGE Bio-chemical reduction H₂S, NH₃, metals, mercaptans, etc. Immediate Robust Co-benefit = ODOUR eliminationPaves the way for beneficial microbial performance
WASTE T REATMENT A PPLICATIONS Wastewater Treatment (WwT) MSW Leachate + other high-COD/low-BOD industrial effluents Municipal, Agricultural, Commercial, Industrial, Pond/Lake/Reservoir Remediation – controls unwanted algae bloom Biogas Production – 80+% methane biogas Nutrient/Manure Management Compost Sludge Treatment Bio-remediation of soils Radionuclides, Hydrocarbons, Arsenic, etc.) Gas Emissions & Dust Control MSW Treatment
O THER ATTRIBUTES Flexible Liquid + Granulate Many options for application Upstream is better – enhance the biology sooner Easy to apply Works on odour in minutes via ion exchange Low-cost Treatments range from 50-200ml/m³ waste One-time treatment only Additional dosing w/ new waste EKO GEAs full product line is certified ORGANIC under the European Community EEC 2381/94, EG 8342007, and EG8992008 which governs organic production, labeling and control of animal and human feedstuffs. All of EKO GEA’s products can be sold and used in the eco-systems of agriculture in all member states of the EuropeanEEC certified ORGANIC Community without special permission.
WASTEWATER TREATMENT EKO GEA additive is used in most of the conventional WwTP‟s in Slovenia 100% Ascophyllum nodosum - proprietary extraction Bio-active – FEEDS + PROTECTSCultureMedia Nutrient (COD/BOD, TSS, N & P)Efficiencies Nitrification/de-nitrification efficiencies Filamentous algae Odour Sludge Energy
Additive is at the CORE % Reductions w/ EKO GEA Additive (alone) in Conventional WwTP’s in Slovenia120% Municipal100% Sites: Brdo Prekranju80% Šmarje Before EKO GEA Additive: Logatec • All plants were achieving between 45-85% BNR Hoče*60% • All plants were using FeCl2 for nutrient reduction Rogaška • All plants had problems with bi-annual filamentous algae bloom Sežana • All plants had nuisance odour complaints40% Žalec Muska Sobata Valenje20% Kranj 0% Sludge O2 Usage Filamentous Chemical TSS BOD COD Nuisance Energy Algae Usage Odour
B ENCH - TOP T RIALS – A DDITIVE O NLY Toxin Industry Value at Start Days Results mg/litre or ppm Value % ReductionCOD Spent caustic from 52,000 27,000 49 3Phenol Petroleum Refining >12,000 4,500 64Arsenic sludge Smelting 32 7 3.9 88Cyanide liquid Metallurgy >3000 5 <1 100 Soft drink concentrateCOD 315,000 3 265,000 26 (spoiled batch)COD Palm Oil >120,000 3 63,000 52COD Spoiled Milk - Dairy 128,000 3 12,000 91COD/Wastewater Haz-Waste Treatment 3,227 2 1,058 84 Note: Odour reduction in all of the above was between 80-100% Unprecedented toxin reductions via a vegetable-based Additive (no other physical/chemical treatment)
H YDROCARBON C LEANINGFull-scale Trial on “Produced Water” – November 2010 – Colorado Natural Gas Fields Toxin Industry Value at Start Days Results mg/litre or ppm Value % Reduction 1 245 92 Gasoline-range organics* Natural Gas “Fracking” 3011 5 22 99 9 5 100 1 203 96 Diesel-range organics * - same as above - 5767 5 39 99 9 7 100* benzene, toluene, ethyl benzene, xylene Co-benefit = complete odour elimination BP Oil Spill 2010 - Bucket Trial – Gulf of Mexico, Alabama Coast, USA Bucket #1 Bucket #2 Bucket #3 Bucket #4 Bucket #5 Golf-ball-sized On Sand Pinestraw Seagrass Soil Globules in sea water Day 3 No trace of oil No trace of oil No trace of oil No trace of oil No trace of oil
M UNICIPAL S OLID WASTE (MSW) Ion exchange capacity of EKO GEA 400 Immediate biochemical reduction of noxious gases (H2S and NH3) Reduces EKO GEA 400 = an ideal microbial culture media – aerobic & anaerobic Enhances mineralisation of organic matter Leachate Reduces COD & BOD Toxins Microbes Improves CH4 production do the work!Heavy Metals Beneficial microbes out-compete pathogens Pests Robust microbial activity produces HEAT = dehydration Reduces Odours leachate volume Microbes consume water = more dehydration Blocks heavy metal contamination Biological Ascophyllum nodosum is known to bio-absorb/sequester heavy metals without release into plants, animals or eco-systemsEfficiencies Sets up balanced biological feeding cycle Increase Feeds & speeds green micro-algae growth during daylight at top of landfill – amasses Landfill CO₂ Micro-algae dies at night and become needed Carbon source for better biology – capacity food for beneficial microbes = more biological degredation Note: EKO GEA also treats leachate 15 Heat repels pests (birds, flies, rats)
FOG C LEANING EKO GEA Additive used along with aeration will break down and eliminate FOG’s o Slaughterhouses o Food Processing – grease traps, dairy, food oils, meat-based o Oil & Gas Industry – any hydrocarbons o Personal-care products o Car washes – effluent suitable for sewer release o Other high-FOG industrial processes Use with Aeration: o O₂ - 1.5 - 2.5 mg/litre only GREENSolution Use for Cleaning: o No detergents/anti-foams required
Compost Protocol Bio-dynamics at work Highest quality compost in 6 weeks Week 1 Weeks 3-5 • Apply EKO-GEA 400 • Turn whenever temps go • 200ml/m3 of compost above 26° C - about once-a- • Turn whenever temps reach 65° week C • Every few days during • 5 L of water/m3 of compost Week 1 /day • 5 L of water/m³ of compost/day Week 1 Week2 Weeks 3-5 Week 6 Week 2 Week 6 No Leachate • Turn whenever temps go above High quality, finished No Pathogens 26° C - about once-a-week COMPOST No Heavy • 5 L of water/m3 of compost /day Metals Ideal Windrow Shape: Up to 4m high C:N Ratio is also important.Have your compost analysed, and if Ul. M. Grevenbroich 13 3000 Celje SLOVENIA required, add urea or Nitrogen to Tel: +386 303 945 30 raise N levels (1kg/m³). UK Skype Tel: +442081440102 Ideal is 30:1 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
S LUDGE T REATMENT EKO GEA Additive in fermentation/stabilisation process Creates faster, more robust microbiology Moisture reduction Multiple Better solids for pelleting functions Ion exchange on gases, odours, metal elements which interfere w/ microbiology at once Heavy metal sequestration Strong microbial culture Out-competes pathogens Improves quality of bio-solid fertilizer Biogas production option (80+% methane) Co-benefit = Odour eliminationArtificial Soil Option: 1:1 mixture of EKO GEA-treated sludge w/ construction waste= Quality landfill for multiple uses
L AND R ECLAMATION • Unique Nutrition for organism + environmental Microbiology • Soil amendment o Oligosaccharides o Polyuronic acid Organic • Bio-activator Chelated o Trace elements • Bio-re-mediation agent o Micro-nutrients Bio-available • Numerous other • Protective applications with o Ion exchange capacity - converts N to a unlimited potential usable form + detoxifies soils o Gel-like consistency – many benefits • Promotes root growth over foliar growth EKO GEAs full product line is certified ORGANIC under the European Community EEC 2381/94, EG 8342007, and EG8992008 which governs organic production, labeling and control of animal and human feedstuffs. All of EKO GEA’s products can be sold and used in the eco-systems of agriculture in all member states of the EuropeanEEC certified ORGANIC Community without special permission.
W HAT IS N EW G EN ? Breakthrough Wastewater Treatment, Biogas Production, and Bio-filtration plants Low-cost, efficient, small, fast, GREEN
A WHOLE NEW WORLD NewGen WwT & Biogas Production Plants Bio-dynamics at work
N EW G EN M EETS /E XCEEDS EU E FFLUENT R EQUIREMENTS Parameter COD BOD TSS Total P Total N mg/l mg/l mg/l mg/l mg/l EU Requirement 125 25 <35 <2 <15 EN 12566-3:2005+A1:2009 Packaged DomesticWastewater Treatment Plant
10 m³per day NewGen WwT & biogas plant Bio-media Loading Bio-media level Biogas CollectionFeedstock In Effluent Effluent = nutrient-rich grey water Hydrolysis/ Bio-filtration Sedimentation Tanks Ul. M. Grevenbroich 13 Tanks 3000 Celje SLOVENIA Tel: +386 303 945 30 UK Skype Tel: +442081440102 Email:
N EW G EN S TANDS O UT Disruptive Complete digestion – no organic digestate/sludge Small Fast (24-hours) No heat, low power (only dosage pump and pre- mixing) No Odour Below-ground (no unsightly digesters) 80+% Methane Safe GREEN
NewGen TechnologyAlgae Additive at the CORE – Feeds, Speeds, Protects Microbes • Biological ion exchange – H₂S + NH₃ + other negatively charged ions • Unique nutrients for microbes – Oligosaccharides + micro-nutrients EEC certified ORGANIC • Alginates – protection of microbesBio-media • Shelter/housing for microbes • Enhanced filtrationPlant design - Column filtration • Force-feeds microbes • Eliminates need for mixing • Offers self-cleaning mechanismsAnaerobic Digestion (AD) • Attributes known
N EW G EN B IOGAS P LANTS Size DOES Matter Size Comparison: approximately to scale 16 m³/day capacity NewGen Conventional24 hours retention time 30 - 80 days retention time (larger for 30+ days)
W HY IS N EW G EN SO E FFICIENT ?Number and health of ‘workers’ – Microbes do the wor Microbes in Microbes on conventional NewGenWwTP/digester media(actual micrograph) (actual micrograph) In conventional In NewGen Plant, microbes: WwTP‟s/digesters, microbes: Sheltered by porous bio-media Suspended in water Force-fed nutrients (oligosaccharides) Depend on coagulates for shelter Protected from toxins Must „wait‟ to bump into nutrients (alginates + ion exchange) Vulnerable to toxins and Out-compete predators predators m³ of bio-media = 1 km² of surface area for microbial “workers” Every
N EW G EN B IOGAS P LANTS A DDITIVE IS AT THE C ORE Providing microbes with: Unique sugars and nutrients (oligosaccharides) Protection from toxins (alginates) Biological ion exchange (immediate and permanent H₂S reduction) Healthy microbes More robust proliferation Out-compete predators Ion exchange = no H₂S or NH₃ odour and noEEC certified ORGANIC equipment corrosion
The FUTURE The Past of WwT & BiogasEFFICIENTSmall NewGenFastLow-cost NewGen = 87% MethaneInvisible
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EKO GEA’S DISTRIBUTOR IN ROMANIA SC EKOGEA EAST s.r.l. Timisoara 0040734725311 0040745624270 Bio-dynamics at work EKO GEAs full product line is certified underUl. M. Grevenbroich 13 the European Community EEC 2381/94, EG3000 Celje SLOVENIA 8342007, and EG8992008 which governsTel: +386 303 945 30 organic production, labeling and control ofUK Skype Tel: animal and human feedstuffs. All of EKO+442081440102 GEAs products can be sold and used in theEmail: eco-systems of agriculture in all email@example.com states of the European Community withoutWebsite: www.ekogea.com/en special permission.