Biomimetic Water Treatment

All sorts of cool things on Treehugger today… This post describes a water treatment system in Australia that’s been nominated for the government’s Global Eco-Tech Award. The “highly structued humus system” mimics a river ecology, according to inventor Dean Cameron: β€œI observed how river ecologies work and nature gave me the answer to waste treatment…In nature, the waste is not broken down in the water, as emulated by many treatment systems, but rather very efficiently by soil organisms on the river’s edge. So we copied what happens on the river edge…” Cameron’s invention has been integrated into the Biolytix water treatment system.

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