Stops Septic Stink
& Greenhouse Gases So Well it is used in Building Materials.
|According to the American Institute of Architects, buildings, not cars, produce more than 50% of all greenhouse gases. The majority of these gases come from homes rooftop plumbing vent pipes (see Home Inspection Coursework ), septic tank vents,landfill vents, and sewer collection manholes.
Zeocarbon is a compound that has been used since 2001 to capture sewer odor and sequester greenhouse gases from these controllable air pollution sources. Zeocarbon is 7 times more effective than activated carbon alone and because of its affinity for ammonia it can then be recycled as a nitrogen rich fertilizer. This technique when used worldwide could cut Greenhouse Gas emissions dramatically.
Zeocarbon is composed of activated carbon (biochar from recycled rice hulls from a reactor that captures VOC gases and converts them into useful energy) and zeolite (crushed natural volcanic rock) that each have unique gas capturing characteristics.
Recently, activated carbon has also been produced with very high yields, from the coal flyash of power generation facilities who are major contributors of carbon dioxide.
By combining activated carbon with zeolite, individual gas capturing characteristics are amplified and give Zeocarbon a unique ability to prevent caking together of the activated carbon granules when exposed to moisture laden air streams. As such, Zeocarbon has been demonstrated to perform, when used in sewer odor control jobs, +7 times more effectively than activated carbon alone.
Additionally, when used in any of these odor control applications Zeocarbon has been demonstrated to absorb sufficient quantities of ammonia to be directly useful as a nitrogen rich fertilizer for regenerative agriculture applications.
Regenerative agriculture, if practiced on the earths 3.5 billion tillable acres, could sequester up to 40% of current CO2 emissions. Agricultural carbon sequestration has the potential to substantially mitigate global warming impacts.
If a 2,000 (lb/ac)/year sequestration rate was achieved on all 434,000,000 acres (1,760,000 km2) of cropland in the United States, nearly 1.6 billion tons of carbon dioxide would be sequestered per year, mitigating close to one quarter of the country's total fossil fuel emissions. This is the emission-cutting equivalent of taking one car off the road for every two acres under 21st century regenerative agricultural management (based on a vehicle average of 15,000 miles per year at 23 mpg; U.S. EPA data).
Zeocarbon plumbing and septic tank vent filters are a part of the solution to Global Warming,
that every homeowner can make use of today.
Zeocarbon technology is also eligible for Federal stimulus funds:
Manholes are major greenhouse gas and sewer odor contributors. Zeocarbon odor control inserts eliminate sewer odors while sequestering greenhouse gases as a nitrogen rich recycleable fertilizer. Absorption/Adsorption media is available as an Illinois coal based material augmented with activated carbon and zeolite.
This technology is already in use by Chicago Northside WRP since early 2008 and, as so, is eligible for Illinois Stimulus Funds through the Illinois EPA.