Waste Treatment with Worms!

UC Davis Environmental Engineering students attend BioFiltro tour

Group members Hannah Safford (PhD) and Erica Koopman Glass (UG Senior, President of UC Davis American Water Works Association Student Chapter) organized a student tour at the Taylor Brother Farm in Yuba City with BioFiltro on Friday December 1, 2017.  BioFiltro systems use earthworms and micro-organisms to treat wastewater, building large worm treatment basins to treat flow from farms, vineyards, industry, etc. to remove organic material prior to discharge.

Worms processing waste



According to Biofiltro, the BIDA® System is capable of processing millions of gallons per day and can use up to 95% less energy than traditional wastewater treatment methods to deliver water that is ready for reuse, crop irrigation, or apt for tertiary disinfection. A total of 20 undergraduate, MS and PhD students attended the tour.

The tour was a great success and was also highlighted on the CEE department website (see below).

CEE Students Organize Field Trip to Innovative Wastewater Treatment Installation

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