An example includes an apparatus, method, and system for producing and extracting a gas from a wastewater fluid.


Generation of Clean Energy from Wastewater.

Researchers at the University of Minnesota have developed a highly efficient technology for generating hydrogen from wastewater. Hydrogen can be used to generate clean, carbon-neutral energy. However, conventionally produced hydrogen is not viable as an energy source. Conventional sources such as fossil fuels and associated hydrogen extraction processes are neither economical nor environmentally friendly.

Wastewater is an inexpensive potential source of hydrogen. University of Minnesota researches have translated the potential to reality by developing a highly efficient technology for generating and collecting hydrogen from wastewater. The technology has the added benefit of reducing energy dependence of wastewater processing by reducing aeration costs and offsetting energy costs.

The technology is designed to be modular and can be adjusted for any scale of wastewater processing. It can be used with any liquid waste streams containing biodegradable substrates, including industrial, agricultural and municipal sanitary waste.

Key Benefits

Efficient hydrogen production
Removes need for expensive wastewater aeration
Lower cost water treatment (anticipated)


Membranes for wastewater-generated energy and gas

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