Tel Aviv’s Wastewater Management Body to Make Fertilizer out of Waste
The local plant currently treats municipal wastewater from over 2.5 million people in the greater Tel Aviv Area
Lilach Baumer : 2018-09-30T12:11:38..
The wastewater reclaiming process in the greater Tel Aviv area, also known as Gush Dan, will soon be getting an upgrade. Mey Ezor Dan Cooperative Agricultural Water Society Ltd., which owns the Dan Region Wastewater Treatment Plant (Shafdan), has announced on Thursday it is partnering with Vancouver-based Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies Inc. to install a nutrient recovery facility at the plant that will produce fertilizer from the waste.
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