"BIOSTYR can be used to expand existing secondary treatment processes to provide tertiary removal of ammonia while further polishing suspended solids. This is an ideal solution for existing pure oxygen plants or other activated sludge systems that provide limited or no nitrification. These facilities, when required to remove ammonia to meet new regulations or produce reuse water, can easily meet these new objectives by adding BIOSTYR at the end of the existing process."
"At a time when global warming is such a prevalent issue, this exceptional project by S.A.M. ENTERPRISES J.B. PASTOR & FILS is energy efficient, promoting natural energy sources including geothermal energy, solar energy and rainwater collection. It was designed by our company with a strong desire to respect the environmental issues as part of the Energy Transition driven by His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco.
More than just a house, the “Villa Troglodyte” is for us the occasion to reflect on space and energy. This project involves surveys and studies of what could be the house of tomorrow. S.A.M. J.B. PASTOR & FILS is proud to highlight through this operation the importance of the protection of the environment in its construction approach."
"Hotel are known to be high water consumers. As FAIRMONT MONTE CARLO is committed for this water recycling demonstration and more broadly in the preservation of water resources, sustainable development and the circular economy, along the Principality of Monaco. Our demonstrator of the FGWRS® grey water recycling process is installed at FAIRMONT MONTE CARLO hotel. It is connected to the grey water collection network of the rooms.
This installation was performed with the support of SOGET (Dalkia Group) and QUALLEO Environnement.
This demonstrator is a real “data acquisition center” from which we can monitor and record several parameters (flow rates, pressure, turbidity, temperature, etc.). In partnership with FAIRMONT MONTE CARLO we will establish a correlation between the room occupation rate (including number of guests) and the grey water collected."
SELF-SUSTAINING DRINKING-WATER FILTRATION SYSTEM AT THE UNIVERSITY OF KENITRA
"The application of the self-sustaining water filtration system at the University of Kenitra in Morocco is an excellent example how the space technology can be used in everyday to improve the living quality on our planet. Recycling wastewater into drinking water originally developed for the ISS astronauts is now treating groundwater for a school in Morocco. Fitting inside a standard shipping container, this water treatment facility is powered by renewable energy sources and uses space technology to filter nitrates out of groundwater for the University of Kenitra campus."
"FIRMUS has developed a specific grey water recycling technology called FGWRS based on that which was initiated in 2005, in cooperation with the European Space Agency (ESA) at the Concordia station in Antarctica for the French Polar Institute, Paul Emile Victor (IPEV) and the Italian Antarctica Research Program (PNRA). This treatment unit offers a daily treatment capacity up to 2,400 or 2,800 litters, the equivalent grey water production of approximately 25 people."
THE UNIVERSITY OF MÁLAGA
"The University of Málaga, the Technology Park of Andalusia (PTA), the Municipality of Málaga and SEMiLLA IPStar are developing the first SEMiLLA Circular Economy Hub in Málaga, Spain. The hubembraces a holistic approach and focuses on research, education, outreach and spinoffs targeting circular economic systems.
The hub - that includes a startup incubator which will be located in the PTA business park (Málaga) - will allow researchers, students and teachers of the UMA and PTA companies to work jointly with researchers from the MELiSSA consortium and the SEMiLLA IPStar team members to develop terrestrial applications of regenerative technologies."
SEMILLA SANITATION HUBS
"By 2030, everyone should have access to clean drinking water and hygienic sanitation. This is the crux of the UN’s sixth Sustainable Development Goal (SDG). It is especially important since access to clean water is a prerequisite for achieving other SDGs, according to Geeta Rao Gupta, Executive Director of UNICEF.
The SEMiLLA Sanitation Hub aims to help meet that goal. It is a closed wastewater treatment unit, using advanced space technology from the MELiSSA program (commissioned by ESA) to convert sanitary wastewater into clean water and nutrients for food production. In combination with container homes and controlled multilayer food-production units, we can quickly respond to global emergencies by providing the basic necessities for life.
The unit promotes good hygiene with toilet, washing, and showering facilities. The same unit uses biological treatment and filtration to clean and convert the three waste streams – urine, grey water and black water – into safe drinking water, nutrients, and (in the future) biogas.
The system is mobile, self-contained, and requires a very short start-up period. It ensures continuous proper hygiene and clean drinking water in less than a few hours."
FORT DU PETIT LANGOUSTIER
The Petit Langoustier is an inhabited island satellite of the famous Porquerolles Island located offshore Provence within a national Park.
A Fort has been built on Petit Langoustier during the XVII century and the French State has concluded a long term lease with two families having long relationships with Porquerolles for full rehabilitation under its original state without commercial use and in compliance with National Park objectives.
Such an isolated island with difficult sea access, no connection to grid and no water sources ,but with a conspicuous heritage tower and attached barracks is an ideal platform for testing products and processes which in an inclusive manner would permit to support the life of 10 individuals throughout the year in global autonomy, toward zero waste and zero carbon footprint. This objective is at the core of the project and several steps have already been made.
The association « Petit langoustier Fort en Mer » has recently been created to develop the project including a scientific council more particularly in charge of the Sustainable Island Laboratory aspect (SILAB).
The promoters and the association are keen to exchange on a shared objective of creating a circular future with a view to use the SILAB platform as demonstrator of some of the Melissa and Alisse cutting edge technologies not yet ripe for terrestrial commercial development and to maximize integration with other devices and processes.
With the help of individuals and NGO representative deeply involved in sustainability issues specific to Porquerolles over populated by tourists and sailing boats in summer months some preliminary ideas have emerged on the type of the Melissa and Alisse technologies which could be demonstrated on the Fort Island and adapted to local needs to gether with a possible communication program.