UK student develops water filtration system to collect grease and fats at the point of origin

September 1, 2015 |

In the UK, a Brunel University student has designed an award-winning filtration system for household sinks that traps grease and fats for collection and further use as biodiesel feedstock, helping to clean up water before reaching the sewage system where grease buildups can lead to “fatbergs” that cause millions in damage annually to wastewater treatment systems. In the UK alone, there are about 150,000 sewage backups annually do to fat blockages in the system. The additional system at the household level would only cost about an extra 50 pence.

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