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Clean Air

SEQUESTER GREENHOUSE GASES

Through photosynthesis, our plant-based material consumes carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases.  For every 1.0 pound of plant-based material grown, we sequester 2.2 pounds of CO2e.

Our plant-based material replaces fossil fuels in everyday products, further contributing to greenhouse gas reduction.

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The CLEARAS technology consumes NH4 directly. Without CLEARAS, the treatment plant must break NH4 down to NO2, which releases nitrous oxide into the atmosphere. Nitrous oxide is 300x more harmful than CO2 as a greenhouse gas.

N2O TO ATMOSPHERE

DENITRIFICATION TANK

NITRIFICATION

TANK

NH4

NO2

NO3

CO2 is the primary greenhouse gas (81% of all U.S. greenhouse gas emissions)

FLUE GAS

ANAEROBIC DIGESTION

CO2

CO2

NH4

NH4

AIR

TO THE CLEAN WATER PROCESS

TRADITIONAL APPROACH

CLEARAS APPROACH

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CARBON SEQUESTRATION

Carbon sequestration secures carbon dioxide to prevent it from entering the Earth’s atmosphere. The idea is to stabilize carbon in solid and dissolved forms so that it doesn’t cause the atmosphere to warm. The process shows tremendous promise for reducing the “carbon footprint.”

Source: University of California, Davis

 

PHOTOSYNTHESIS

Photosynthesis is the process of converting carbon dioxide and water into sugar and oxygen.  The sugars become energy for the plant.  Green plants, including algae, release much more oxygen than they use and are responsible for the earth's breathable atmosphere.

Our plant-based material consumes and stores 2.2 pounds of carbon dioxide for every pound of harvested plant material.

Source: ThoughtCo.com

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GREENHOUSE GAS FACTS

Greenhouse gases are gases in Earth's atmosphere that trap heat. They let sunlight pass through the atmosphere, but they prevent the heat that the sunlight brings from leaving the atmosphere. Carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide are all greenhouse gases.

Source: University of California