Thanks to Top Tier Startups for the recognition of Mario A. Rosato’s long career in research and innovation.
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The NGO World Vision has awarded Sustainable Technologies with the most versatile design of a low-cost modular latrine, which nevertheless complies with all the requirements of the EN 16194:2012 standard. The design includes the following additional aspects, not considered in the said norm:
a) The structure is capable of resisting a Cat. I hurricane.
b) It is possible to adapt it to the different cultural preferences (sitting or squatting) and water availability (dry WC but with a flush system), depending on the instalaltion in Subsaharian Africa, S.E. Asia or remote zones of Latin America.
c) It separes the urine from the faeces, in order to employ the first ones for fertirrigation and to sanificate the second with 3 different methods, depending on the context.
d) The construction employs panels pre-fabricated on site, using vegetal fibres agglomerated with Portland cement. The C balance is neutral.
Mario A. Rosato has won once more the first prize among 361 solvers competing in the Innocentive Challenge Converting Heat Contained in Waste Water Effluents into Forms of Energy for On-site Use.
The award-winning idea is a thermodynamic heat pump with a novel absorption cycle, capable of producing low-pressure steam from wastewater at 75 °C.
Sustainable Technologies’s CEO, Mario A. Rosato, was nominated one of the jurymen to decide the Adriano Olivetti Award, 2015. The contest, organized by the Italian Association of Educators (AIF), intends to honour companies, institutes and individual characterized by the excellence in educational projects. There are ten categories of awards in which each project can compete. The award ceremony will take place in Florence on 3rd December 2015, within the 1st Congress on New Education for Renewed Business.
The Italian portal Agronotizie.it, of which Sustainable Technologies is editor about bioenergy, is candidate to the European Business Award. Help us support the free information of quality by voting the portal in the following link.
Mario A. Rosato and Simon Greer, winners of the CEA-Innocentive challenge on e waste recycling (recovering lead from CRT glass) present their solutions during the E-Scrap conference in Orlando, USA. Panel moderator Allison Schumacher, Policies Senior Manager of CEA (Consumer Electronics Association). With thanks to Mrs. Julie North for the video recording. Presentation in PDF available on request, please fill in the form.
Partners in Protecting the Planet (PPP) has awarded Sustainable Technologies the bronze prize to the excellence in corporate social responsibility (CSR) , in the category “INTERNATIONAL”.
With the diffusion of the plasma and LCD screens, the old cathodic ray tube (CRT) is slowly disappearing. Milions of TV sets and monitors will have to be recycled. The CRT is made of glass with about 30% lead, becoming thus a material difficult to place in the market of the recycling or reuse. Furthermore, within 10 years there will be no more production of CRTs, hence no more demand for recycling them, so it is necessary to develop a process that does not require high investment, in order to build leaded glass recycling facilities that will surely have a short life.
It consists of a low cost chemical process that allows recovering the lead oxyde, which has an intereting market value and constant demand because it is the main material to make car batteries , paints and other products. The process requires very little energy, simple machinery and, most important, does not emit lead neither in water nor in the atmosphere.
web of CEA (Consumer Electronics Association): http://www.ce.org/Press/CurrentNews/press_release_detail.asp?id=12311
The rain washes away the fertilizers, flowing till the rivers, lakes and sea. The increase in the concentration of nutrients leads then to euthrophization phenomena.
A drain system collects the water with nutrients and a pump brings them to a plantation of bamboo disposed as a belt around the plot’s perimeter. The bamboo works as a biofilter. In this way the fertilizers washed away by the rain are recycled to grow giant bamboo with several food and industrial scopes. With less ploughed area the same quantity of crops is produced, because the hydric stress on the plants is reduced. Furthermore it is possibile to harvest the bamboo shoots and canes all year round, because it is a perennial crop.
4-hour webinar, in Italian with captions. After the lesson, the participant will receive the slides in English by email. Price: 150 €/person Programme and inscription form here.