Viztec technology cuts emissions, power consumption at sewage treatment plants
Budapest, February 17 (MTI) – Hungarian-owned Viztec and the Eötvös József College of Baja, in south-west Hungary, have developed a technology that can reduce carbon emissions and power consumption at sewage treatment plants, daily Magyar Idők said.
The Debrecen waterworks in the east of the country uses the technology and has reduced carbon emissions by almost 11 percent while cutting electricity used in its aeration tanks by 32 percent, the company’s CEO said.
The Miskolc waterworks in the north-east has lowered its CO2 emissions by more than 7 percent and cut aeration tank power consumption by 51 percent using the technology, the paper said.
Four Hungarian sewage treatment plants have adopted the technology already and more are testing it, said Viztech technical director Tamás Ladi. Sewage treatment plants in the Romanian cities of Targu Mures (Marosvásárhely) and Timisoara (Temesvár) are also testing the technology as could plants in Slovakia and Austria, he added.