Olive Orchard Irrigated with Saline Water

     In spring 2009, FWT conducted two irrigation projects in Southern Spain through our representative FWT in Europe. The olive orchards are about 47 hectors. The orchards have no other water source except through a well that contain 34,320 ppm of salinity, almost as salty as average ocean water. The FWT system used in the projects includes building a tank (1,000 metric tons) about the size of the daily irrigation need for the orchards.

Water pumped from the well first goes into the tank and after a treatment process inside the tank, is used to irrigate the olive orchard daily. (Note: Cl of the influent is 34,320 ppm and effluent is 6,683 ppm) Please see the photos below for the irrigated trees without and with treatment of saline well water. Olives on the trees irrigated with treated well water are visibly bigger and more abundant than the trees without treatment. Salt granules can be detected covering the grounds, but do not cause salt burn to the olive trees. FWT treatment neutralizes the salt and protects plant root system from adverse reaction to minerals, heavy metal and harmful chemicals. Instead, the system turns those harmful elements into nutrients for plants. This system can be applied to areas lacking fresh water: places either having to use recycled water from sewage plants or with access only to saline water (including ocean water) to grow plants or vegetation. Another application is fishery. The system can be used to raise fresh water fish as well as ocean fish, making water source more flexible. Treated water can protect fish from diseases, pesticide and pests, therefore reduces the use of antibiotics. Since the treatment process is done at a fraction of the cost of conventional reverse osmosis or distillation methods, it is best suited for agriculture, golf courses, fisheries and various of industries to relieve worldwide water shortage problem.


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Wastewater plant could receive new technology Officicials put potential savings above $1 billion By Kathryn Balint UNION-TRIBUNE STAFF WRITER October 27, 2003

An up-and-coming technology could be used to upgrade the Point Loma Wastewater Treatment Plant to federal standards at a fraction of the cost of conventional sewage treatment.

San Diego wastewater officials say it has the potential to save more than $1 billion if the city were ever forced to upgrade the Point Loma facility, its main processing plant.

"It has great advantages, and the technology is sound," said Alan Langworthy, deputy director of environmental monitoring for San Diego's Metropolitan Wastewater Department. The system serves 2 million people in San Diego and 15 other communities.

Two city employees were in France and Switzerland last week visiting sewage treatment plants that use the technology, known as biological aerated filtration. And, beginning in January, wastewater officials want to conduct a $1.7 million test of the filtration technology. The City Council's Natural Resources and Culture Committee will be asked to recommend approval of the test at its meeting Wednesday.

The test is intended to show how well the technology treats 30,000 gallons a day of the region's sewage.

The 40-year-old Point Loma Wastewater Treatment plant handles 180 million gallons of sewage daily. It uses a process called advanced primary treatment to remove 85 percent of the solids from sewage before discharging the wastewater four miles offshore.

San Diego is one of only a handful of regions in the nation that have a waiver from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency allowing them to treat their sewage to a level that is less than the federal standard. To meet that standard, known as secondary treatment, San Diego would have to remove 90 percent of the solids from its wastewater.

San Diego's waiver is the result of 40 years of battling in Congress and the courts. The city used scientific studies to convince the EPA that sewage treated to the advanced primary level and discharged far offshore does not pose a risk to human health or marine life.

The wastewater department estimates it would cost sewer customers $2 billion to upgrade to secondary treatment using the conventional method of secondary treatment, called activated sludge.

Wastewater department director Scott Tulloch said the activated-sludge method would be especially costly because Point Loma doesn't have enough room to accommodate the additional basins that would be needed, even if the city were able to use 16 acres of Navy land north of the plant. That means the city would have to build a second sewage plant elsewhere, he said.

By contrast, the new technology of biological aerated filtration needs relatively little space, sparing ratepayers the expense of constructing another plant, Tulloch said. He put the estimated cost of an upgrade to secondary treatment using this new method at $500 million.

San Diego's waiver expires in June 2008, when the city can seek a renewal for five more years.

Surfrider Foundation and San Diego BayKeeper, two environmental groups, are challenging the waiver in court, saying the city has not proved that its wastewater does not harm the environment.

"San Diego is the largest waiver holder in the entire country," BayKeeper attorney Marco Gonzalez said. "There's no real good excuse for them to have a waiver. They have to do a better job."

He said the environmental activists he represents have been pushing for the test of biological aerated filtration. "It's something on the horizon that looks like it might be doable," Gonzalez said.

More than 100 sewage plants in Europe use biological aerated filtration, which is only now beginning to catch on in the United States. Fewer than half a dozen U.S. plants use the technology.

San Diego wastewater employees earlier this year visited two of them, in Northfield, Minn., and Roanoke, Va.

"I do think what we're seeing is a potential revolution of wastewater treatment," said Scott Shirley, manager of Roanoke's sewage plant, which was the first in the United States to treat its sewage with biological aerated filters.

Like the activated-sludge method, biological aerated filtration uses microorganisms that eat small sewage solids to separate them from the wastewater.

Last week, San Diego's Public Utilities Advisory Commission voted in favor of testing the technology here.

"Given the uncertainty of the waiver process, it certainly makes a lot of sense to me," board member Joseph Panetta said.

September 9, 2003

Technology -Water technologies online White Paper: Bioremediation an effective alternative for cleanups By: I. Richard Schaffner, Jr., P.G., C.G.W.P.

Bioremediation is a relatively new process that uses bacteria to neutralize pollutants or transform them to harmless chemical products.

The town of Salem, NH, recently faced a challenge. A former town-owned wastewater treatment facility decommissioned in 1987, showed signs of soil and groundwater contamination resulting from chlorinated solvents. The town needed to clean the site but faced the limited financial resources of many municipalities.

Bioremediation is successfully destroying chlorinated solvent mass and saving the town an estimated $2 million in cleanup costs. Salem's total investment for the bioremediation program has been under $300,000. In addition to its cost-effectiveness, the technique earned the admiration of New Hampshire's state regulatory agency for its recycling components.

Three benefits of bioremediation

Bioremediation has proven to be an important remediation technology for three main reasons. First, the procedure uses naturally occurring biogeochemical processes to power the cleanup. This process typically involves stimulating native bacteria (bugs) in the contaminated area, with the bacteria actually destroying the contaminants.

Secondly, bioremediation destroys or immobilizes contaminants rather than transferring them from one place to another. For example, some treatments liberate contaminants from the soil, only to release them into the air where the chemicals pollute the atmosphere.

The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) requires that remediation technology destroy contaminants on site and not discharge hazardous materials into the atmosphere. The bioremediation process destroys solvents on site and met this NHDES requirement.

Finally, bioremediation conserves limited financial resources due to shortened cleanup times and/or lower capital expenditures relative to many other remediation technologies. The biological stimulants are injected directly into the well or ground where the contaminants reside, and the native "bugs" do the rest. The biostimulant is often easily available at a low cost making the process speedy and cheap.

Feb.18, 2003

Subsidiary of Fortune PanAm Bio Technologies has been awarded by Environmental Protection Agency of (Beijing) China to be the key technologies in wastewater treatment business.

"WT-FG Bio-treatment of Wastewater" Item No.: 2003-B-038 Certificate No.: 354 Valid: From February 2003

June 5th, 1999

Joinbo Enterprises Limited Corp. (Hongkong) and Fortune PanAm Bio Technologies (U.S.A.) C.E.O., Chengdu City Congressman Hongkong-Aomen Representative Mr. Yingkwei Ho, applying the world's most advanced Bio technologies in the treatments of various waste water, has achieved significant results in the provinces of Sanxi and Henan. On June 5th, 1999 Henan Television station and other news media had made special reports on this subject.

The microbes introduced in these projects are manufactured using the world's advanced Bio technologies. The can effectively treat various contaminated water, cost much less, more effective, and easier to apply than all other existing waste water treatment methods. According to Fortune PanAm, They used more than 1200 species of microbes. All of them are specifically design-mixed and highly concentrated. One gram contains 1 to 5 billion microbes and will not cause secondary contamination in treating waste waters. These type of microbes are suitable for treating urban sewer water, as well as waste water from sugar-factories, petroleum chemical plants, tanneries, trash dumps, paper mills, pharmaceutical plants, etc...

Regarding China's toughest waste water problems of wheat stalk paper mill and cotton paper mill, Mr. Ho's company had achieved significant results in the experiments done at Henan and Sanxi. For example: Huanghe Paper Mill in Sanxi Province is a wheat stalk paper mills, its daily waste water discharge is 2,200Mt., among which 150Mt. is black liquor (COD as high as 42078), and 2000 Mt. gray liquor (COD 500-900). This factory was once shut down by E.P.A. In September 1998 a Shanghai company was employed to treat its waste water using organic mud method but did not meet the government COD discharge standard. On December 28, 1998 the paper mill was shut down again by the local E.P.A. Under the situation, on March 21, 1999 Hongkong Joinbo Industrial Limited started to conduct a test treating the paper mill's waste water using microbes, and the result went very well. In May 1999 the local E.P.A. tested the treated water showing COD dropped to approx. 200, passing the targeted discharge COD standard (the local COD standard is approx. 450) for industrial waste water. Because of the significant result of the experiment, the paper mill applied to the E.P.A. for a redesigned overhaul according to Joinbo's specification, and resumed full-scale production.

Another example is a cotton paper mill in Henan province Sanmen Gorge city. This paper mill has always been the big polluter in the province's Yellow River region, its daily discharge is 17,000 Mt. black waste water. The factory used cotton as raw material. Out of the 17,000 Mt. discharge waste water, 1,100 Mt. was black liquor (COD 70,000~110,000), 16,000 Mt. gray black liquor (COD aprox. 2000), plus small quantity of sewer and kitchen waste water. In 1998 the Henan Province government demanded to shut down the factory, and the local TV station news had several times made editorial reports. Joinbo applied its microbes technologies in an experiment treating the factory's waste water, the treated water COD dropped to approx. 200, water color became clear, the experiment was a huge success unanimously praised by the Henan news media and the local government leaders.

Presently Mr. Ho's branch office in Chengdu is working in cooperation with the E.P.A. departments in the provinces of Guangdong, Gweizhou, Gangsu, Heilonggiang and Chongquin City, Chengdu City to treat the various waste water problems in those areas. The are dedicated to improve human health, survival of the human race, and its economical welfare. Our newspaper will continue to make follow-up reports on this subject.

The following are translated from An Chinese Newspaper "Hainan Economics Chronicle" ...

New Arsenal & Army Added to Environment-centered Province High-tech Waste Water Treatment Succeeded in Hainan Province Pilot Test Project The High-tech Oriented Fortune Pan-Am Company Settled in Hainan

( Reported by Guyue, Laojun)

Recently, Fortune Pan-Am Bio Technologies Company, and Joinbo Industrial Limited CEO Mr. Ho, Yingkwei completed and presented the Haiko City Daitong River/Wangnin Xinglong Hot spring Waste Water treatment pilot project report to the E.P.A. of Haiko City and Hainan Province.

The report said utilizing Fortune Pan-Am's bio technologies to treat waste water has significantly lower the equipment cost, reduced total treatment time required, operation condition very stable, procedures easy to follow, operation cost economical and reasonable, and with excellent overall results. The effluent water quality met National (Waste water combined effluent standard) Class One Standard. The pilot test was a complete success.

According to the report, Fortune Pan-Am Bio Technologies Company's highly concentrated Microbes ( 3 - 5 billion per gram) are very effective organisms that are able to devour the pollutants in waste water. This type of microbes are produced by the most advanced microbes technologies in the world. Since this type of microorganism will not cause secondly pollution, therefore are perfectly suitable for treating city sewer water as well as waste water from sugar mills, petro-chemical plants, tanneries, trash dumps, paper mills, pharmaceutical plants, etc.

Haiko City's Daitong River is a famous "Stinky River". During the recent years Haiko City attempted to treat this river several times, but due to various reasons the results were not significant. This year October 18th, our company was approved by the authorities to build a dam at Yinghe Road section and started an waste water treatment pilot test right in the river.

After spraying to increase the oxygen , special enhancer was applied to help the microbes, open dynamic system to influent and effluent; the river's water became clear, odor disappeared, bottom mud (from 0.5 meter) reduced to 0.1 meter after 60 days of operation. This result was more than satisfactory. The treated water met National (ground water environment quality standard) four sources water quality standard. The water looks pristine clear, fish swim freely in the river.

This pilot test's success established the model solution for China's severely polluted lakes, dams,rivers and streams, providing scientific, reasonable, practical design technologies coefficient and operation-management experience, resolved the difficulties of applying microbes for polluted river remediation.

This year from November 20th to December 3th, Fortune Pan-Am applied the "WT-FG" bio technologies method at Wangnin City Xinglong sewer plant and conducted a dynamic system test for city sewer water treatment. The result proved that test system and technologies are advanced in technology, procedures easy to operate and system convenient to manage with reliable results and low operation cost. Additionally,retrofitting cost was greatly reduced and time required for retrofitting was significantly shortened. This test also proved that the high-tech methods and products not only suitable for old sewer plants' retrofitting, are also suitable for new-built sewer plants and other industrial waste water remediation. These characteristics means they have excellent prospect of broad introduction and application.

To improve the "Environment-centered Province" reputation of Hainan Province,Fortune Pan-Am Bio Technologies company (U.S.A.) and Joinbo Industrial Limited (Hong Kong) have established a branch company "Hainan Joinbo Fortune Pan-Am Bio Technologies Industrial Limited" in Hainan Province. This branch office will be a new army devoted to Hainan's environmental projects.