Earthworm technology for wastewater treatment at Fresno State dairy

Stefanie Botelho's picture
Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Fresno State water technology and animal science specialists are eyeing earthworms as a means to enhance water efficiency on the university dairy.

It's all about biofiltration—the use of natural organisms rather than chemical processes to recycle water—in a new partnership with a Chile-based wastewater treatment company, Biofiltro USA Inc., to test the innovative method.

Fresno State is a test site for a system that could fundamentally change approaches toward water treatment while saving energy and eliminating chemical usage.

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