Janicki Omni-Processor S250


  • Descriptive Overview
    Sedron Technologies, formerly Janicki Bioenergy, is a pending commercial licensee of the Gates Foundation’s patented omni-processor technology. The Omni-Processor 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. The Janicki Omni-Processor S250 is designed to be used as a component in a full fecal sludge treatment plant (FSTP). The S250 will be offered with an additional dryer compared to the S200.
  • Key Features
    • S250 model can process 54 kiloliter per day (kld) of dewatered sludge , supporting a FSTP receiving 200 KLD of wet sludge
    • 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 20% solids, can be fed directly into OP. Colocation with STP: Current system in Senegal uses STP to treat effluent from drying beds and then processes dry solids.
  • Dimensions (meters)
    21m x 27m
  • Other Waste Accepted
    The Janicki Omni-Processor can be configured to accept other biosolids and waste (e.g. plastic, sorted garbage), based on business case
  • Use Cases
    • Standalone FSTP
    • Collocation with STP
  • Interface Type
  • Frontend Description
    The system is designed to be used to process wet biosolids as a component in a full fecal sludge treatment plant (FSTP).
  • Flush Water Source
  • Users per Day (Expected)
    S250 model designed to serve a population of 300,000-500,000.
  • 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
    Designed to process 54 kiloliters per day (kld) of dewatered sludge (equivalent to 200 KLD of wet sludge received at the FSTP)
  • Consumable Chemicals Needed
    Auxiliary fuel for startup, lime for emissions controls, and acids/ bases for pH control.
  • Type of Waste Treated
    Liquids Processing
  • Core Processing Technology
    Membrane Filtration
  • Processing Overview
    Steam from the dryer is filtered, the clear steam is condensed to a saturated liquid where is water is separated to 99.9% pure water.
  • 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
    100-200 kW net electricity recovered (feedstock dependent)
  • Capital Expense Estimate (USD)
  • Capital Expense Estimate Notes
    Estimated capital is $3M - $4M dependent on the application.
  • Operating Expense Estimate (USD)
  • Operating Expense Estimate Notes
    Estimated annual operation cost is dependent on the application.
  • Expected Design Lifetime (Years)
  • Currently in Active Development
  • Commercialization Status
    Seeking Licensees
  • Commercialization Activities
    Pilot site launched in May 2015 in Dakar, Senegal with ONAS (National Sanitation Office of Senegal) - First commercial unit (S200 model) slated for shipment to Dakar, Senegal in 2019 - Commercial license expected November 2018. Planning certification to upcoming ISO standard being developed under ISO/PC 318.
  • 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
    No additional processing is expected to be required, but this may vary with feedstocks.
  • Solid Emission Characteristics
    Approximately 2350kg ash/day, dependent on the feedstock characteristics.
  • Liquid Emission Characteristics
    Up to 22 KLD clean water (when optimizing water production); 99.9% pure water pathogen free.
  • Technology Development Milestones
  • Commercial Deployment Stage
    TRL: 8 (2018)
    First commercial unit (S200 model) slated for shipment to Dakar, Senegal in 2019. Commercial license expected November 2018.
  • Linked Enabling Components
  • None linked
Patent Number Description Link
US20160138433 Multi-functional fecal waste and garbage processor and associated methods Link