Research and Development
Case Study and Pilot Project Descriptions and Results
Prototype Case Study
SGTech developed a prototype on an Israeli dairy farm for proof of concept in 2016.
SGTech successfully tested its technology at this facility by treating ~2 m3/d (~530 gal/d) of influent waste containing 1-2% dry matter.
Prototype Case Study Results:
Commercial Pilot Case Study
After its successful nutrient removal prototype, SGTech developed a commercial pilot scale-up (~15 m3/d, ~4,000 gal/d) in 2017 to further validate the IES technology.
The pilot was designed to treat the entire organic waste stream of a dairy farm (raw manure + milking parlor slurry).
The aim of this case study was dual:
- Test the technology’s robustness in a real waste treatment setting while monitoring both the nutrient recovery and biogas production.
- Verify the economical profitability of the technology.
The results are shown in the table below.
|COD||mg/L||40,000||2,000 +/- 400||95%|
|TSS||mg/L||25,000||700 +/- 30||97%|
|TKN||mg/L||1200||150 +/- 50||88%|
|TP||mg/L||230||55 +/- 13||76%|
|Ammonia||mg/L||600||10 +/- 5||98%|
|pH||-||6||~7.3 +/- 0.4||-|