We have upped the ante on waste – yes, human waste – I watched a wonderful programme on the Beeb about a month ago on the Secret Science of Sewage …
I know – who would have thought pee and poo would provide entertainment … but us humans are extraordinarily clever little beings …
The programme was on the very advanced Minworth sewage treatment plant in the west Midlands – part of the Severn-Trent catchment area.
|Minworth Sewage Treatment Plant|
Out of the sludge and dirty water comes brightness … and relief as we go about our daily business. How about:
pee powering mobile phones ….
poo running cars using bio-gas …
finding life-saving medicinal treatments … as tiny life-forms are flushed down the loo every day …
… there’s a treasure trove in every sewage plant – believe it or not.
|Minworth village flag|
Phages could treat pneumonia, bloodstream infections and inflammatory bowel disease … formore info check here …
every human operation … the sludge and rubbish needs to be cleared out first …
so one thing that would be really helpful in this modern world – is if we all
thought about our rubbish and put it, used it in the right place – saving pounds,
dollars et al – saving time, and energy in clearing up … so that important
scientific work could proceed apace.
Bacteriophage - (atomic
Our waste is not waste … it contains half of the energy and half of the food value that was eaten – so it’s an incredible resource …
… our scientists reckon that the key to understanding our life is to understand its waste … so it makes sense to research our human waste – so we waste not, and then want not …
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