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How managing organic waste can be life changing

The management of organic waste is an issue in all countries. If such waste is left lying in the streets it decomposes, causing smells and attracting vermin and scavengers which can in turn transmit disease. In many countries organic waste is disposed of in landfill sites. Here it decomposes under anaerobic conditions and gives off methane, a greenhouse gas that is 21x more potent than carbon dioxide.

SOWTech’s approach to organic waste management is through the use of Anaerobic Digestion.

Anaerobic digestion (AD) is the breakdown of organic material in the absence of oxygen to give methane gas. In its simplest form it is a leaf falling in a pond, decomposing and giving off marsh gas which can be seen as bubbles bursting on the top of the pond. Anaerobic digestion is also the process that occurs in a cows stomach. This natural process is harnessed and used for sewage treatment and for waste treatment.

The digestion takes place under controlled conditions to bring about the greatest benefits to humans and the environment.

Through its innovative designs for products and processes relating to the treatment of waste SOWTech is wanting to change the lives of millions of people. It can do this in two ways; firstly by directly affecting communities by improving health and sanitation and also indirectly by benefiting the environment in which people live.

Benefits to the user

People can benefits directly from using anaerobic digestion:

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Benefits to the environment

The environment can benefit from better waste management:

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