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BIOREM announces research project with New York City

BIOREM has designed a dual-stage biological system meant to address bioaerosols from waste water treatment processes.

December 14, 2020  by CM Staff

GUELPH — BIOREM Inc. on Dec. 14, announced a research project in collaboration with the City of New York to examine the efficacy of BIOREM’s enhanced biological processes for the mitigation of odours and hazardous air pollutants from various wastewater treatment facilities under their operation. A key component of the research and demonstration project will be to look at the effectiveness of BIOREM’s systems to reduce or eliminate the transmission of bioaerosols from these emissions.

“With this ground-breaking research project, BIOREM will be exploring how biological systems for air emissions control also help to mitigate the release of bioaerosols from waste water treatment processes,” said Derek S. Webb, CEO of BIOREM. “Bioaerosols have historically been a potential concern for the release of Aspergillus Fumigatus and Legionella microbes, and with the ongoing novel corona virus outbreak, the requirement for controlling the release of these emissions is increasing.”

“In view of the current situation regarding the COVID-19 disease, the relevance of this research project could not be over-stated,” continued Derek S. Webb, “Published studies have demonstrated the resilience of the virus, which exhibits strong aerosol and surface stability. The potential for transmission within these facilities requires further study and we are proud to be contributing to the advancement of this critical science.”

BIOREM has designed a dual-stage biological system meant to address the types of emissions anticipated from the various processes. The unit has been constructed and delivered to the first study location. The overall length of the research project is expected to last for one year.

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