Researchers convert sewer sludge to diesel alternative

March 24, 2015 5:32 PM

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Researchers at Mississippi State University have created a patented process which turns our by-products into an alternative diesel energy source.

Publicly owned wastewater treatment plants generate over 8 million tons of sewage sludge annually, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. A typical family of four generates up to 400 gallons of wastewater per day and pays $435 per year, according to the National Association of Clean ...

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