A beer made from wastewater from a building’s shower, sink and washing machine is part of a US recycling company’s plan to raise awareness about the potential of water sources that are being “wasted”.
With a beer made from recycled wastewater in the basement of a building, a recycling company in the United States aims to demonstrate how water from showers, sinks and washing machines can be treated efficiently.
The company seeks to raise awareness about the potential of water sources that at first glance may seem unpleasant.
The water purification process has three stages. In the first, bacteria attack the contamination, then the water is filtered through thin membranes and finally disinfected with ultraviolet light and chlorine.
The company Epic Cleantec treats the building’s wastewater in the basement, returning much of it to the upper 40 floors to be reused in toilet cisterns or in the irrigation system.
For the creators this is an effective solution for droughts caused by climate change.
For its part, California legislation prevents the two companies from marketing the beer. They hope this will change, and have been handing out free cans during big events, like the recent New York Climate Week.
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