Clean but wasteful?

I am a ninth-grader at Arthur Morgan School. I read one of your articles about the raw sewage processing plant in the April 13 Xpress [“ Green Scene: Sultans of Sewage”].

I am pleased to hear that the processing plant is using the natural way of letting raw material decompose using microbes. Yet, after processing the water, the plant releases all those toxic, environmentally unfriendly gases into the atmosphere. Is there any way of capturing those gases and using them in a way that wouldn’t be wasted?

— Daniel Hitt
Burnsville

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One thought on “Clean but wasteful?

  1. travelah

    Good to see students thinking about these matters. I don’t know that the gases would be beneficial or not but capturing them would be difficult because of the need to roll fresh oxygen into the waste water allowing the bugs to do their job.

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