Janicki Omni-Processor (J-OP)
- Parnter Name
- Sedron Technologies
- Partner Type
- Technology Partner
- Contact Info
- Descriptive Overview
- Sedron Technologies, formerly Janicki Bioenergy, is the Technology Partner responsible for development of the patented Janicki Omni-Processor technology, now owned by the Gates Foundation and available for license. The J-OP uses a Rankine cycle to process fecal sludge and other waste streams into water, ash, and energy. The unit is flexible and robust to a variety of feedstocks and contexts, dependent on the desired business case. Key features: - Scalable to smaller or larger capacities - Sustainable solution to reduce carbon footprint and green-house gas emissions - Net energy producer: no electricity or auxiliary fuel is required. Excess energy produced is available for sales as electricity and/or heat.
- Use Case Details
- Standalone FSTP: If feedstock can be supplemented with biomass to reach 20% solids, it can be fed directly into the J-OP. Colocation with STP: current commercial systems have been designed to process sludge from drying beds at existing FSTPs to accomplish complete pathogen elimination.
- Dimensions (meters)
- Scalable, with footprint for core J-OP technology around 500 sq. m
- Other Waste Accepted
- Can be configured to accept other biosolids, waste biomass, or other waste (e.g. plastic, sorted garbage)
- Use Cases
- Standalone FSTP
- Collocation with STP
- Frontend Description
- Designed to receive dewatered sludge from an FSTP or separate dewatering process.
- Users per Day (Expected)
- Scalable, with most systems being designed to serve populations of several hundred thousand.
- Users per Day (Maximum)
- Type of Waste Treated
- Solids Processing
- Core Processing Technology
- Dry Combustion
- Processing Overview
- Wet biosolids are dried and metered to a boiler for combustion.
- Processing Capacity
- Scalable, with versions demonstrated at 8 and 15 dry tons per day. Most systems being commercialized are sized for approximately 200 KLD of wet sludge.
- Consumable Chemicals Needed
- Dependent upon configuration, system may need auxiliary fuel for startup, lime for emissions controls, acids/ bases for pH control, and flocculant for dewatering.
Power & Control
- Power Systems Overview
- Steam from the boiler is used in a Rankine cycle to drive a steam engine and generator. Electricity is produced for use in the system, with excess electricity available for other uses.
- Energy Balance
- Scalable, and dependent upon operation parameters. Various versions produce between 40 and 300 kW of excess electricity
- Capital Expense Estimate Notes
- Capital expense likely to be several million $US based on versions currently in development.
- Operating Expense Estimate Notes
- Operating expense likely to be more than US$100,000 per year based on versions currently in development.
- Currently in Active Development
- Commercialization Status
- Seeking Licensees
- Commercialization Activities
- Technology currently available for licensing from the Gates Foundation.
- Intellectual Property Status
- Patent Granted
- Intellectual Property Details
- Based on US Patent 9,708,937 and the associated family of patents and applications in other jurisdictions. IP owned by BMGF.
- Frequency of Emptying Outputs
- Daily or weekly
- Nutrient Reuse
- Several thousand kg per day of pathogen-free ash available to be sold or used as fertilizer, and several thousand liters of water available for agricultural or other uses.
- Solid Emission Characteristics
- Various versions generate several thousand kg per day of ash, depending on input feedstock characteristics
- Liquid Emission Characteristics
- Scalable and dependent upon operating parameters. Current versions have produced between 2.5 and 7 KLD of distilled water, 22 KLD of clean water, or up to 130 KLD of water for industrial use.
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