Wits researchers have developed a water treatment plant which removes organic pollutants from municipal bulk water. The process is environmentally friendly, making use of sunlight to purify water, thus saving energy and eliminating the need to use chemicals. Its modular design allows for scaling...

The Accelerated Implementation Of Biorefinery Technologies seeks to identify high impact technologies and practices in the following categories:

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The Technology Station in Chemicals (TSC) is situated at Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT) in Umlazi. MUT provides technological support and promotes innovation for Small Medium Enterprises in the Manufacturing and Chemical sector.

This proposed Greenbricks project is a conventional brick/blockmaking plant for the ‘green’ production of popular brick and block variations from sugarcane bagasse ash (SBA) in combination with suitable cementitious binders such as fly ash and lime. The production of such ‘green’ building materials...

Olive pomace is a waste product from the process of developing olive related foodstuffs. However, olive pomace can offer significant benefits when included in cosmetic formulations. By processing the olive pomace waste then incorporating it into oil or water emulsion creams for topical application...

Purify Effluent Water DECONT-A™ is a disinfectant, which is enhanced by the addition of a natural anti-microbial compound. It has been specifically formulated for use in the disinfection of industrial waters, enabling industrial sites to treat discard water for safer disposal. As such this product...

This tower treats grey water at the source allowing reuse and recycling of this increasingly precious commodity. The tower consists of several layers of mostly waste items, which together act to purify the water. Fly-ash (a waste product) and lime form the first of the layers in the tower and...

From Water to Wonder Using sugar cane ash, lime powder, fly-ash and industrial waste as our raw materials, we have developed a method of manufacturing and developing compressed green bricks. The purpose is to carry out a pilot-scale manufacturing project and scale-up into mainstream brick production...

Waterless Toilet

We have developed a waterless toilet-biogas plant system, inspired by nature’s distinctive ability to reserve energy and maintain zero waste. South Africa and Africa struggle to achieve proper waste management, and the effects of global warming and drought are extensive. This...

Abattoir Waste Collection and Treatment: Larvae Dispose of Waste

Khepri Innovation has designed an insect-based bio-conversion unit used for waste disposal in abattoir and food production settings. Our units are modular and robust they make use of black soldier fly larvae to break down food and...