Demonstration of Forward Osmosis to Produce Juice Concentrate, Purify and Reuse Wastewater and Reduce Energy Use

Summary

SCH Number
2016118379
Lead Agency
Energy Commission (California Energy Commission)
Document Title
Demonstration of Forward Osmosis to Produce Juice Concentrate, Purify and Reuse Wastewater and Reduce Energy Use
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
11/28/2016

Document Description
Porifera proposes to demonstrate energy savings as well as the reliable and economical food and beverage processing and waste concentration using Porifera's PFO forward osmosis system, the PFO concentrator. Porifera's system will also reduce CO2 emissions and provide high quality clean water for reuse on-site. Porifera will conduct pilot testing in the food and beverage industry to demonstrate our proposed solution based on forward osmosis at three site locations with independent measurement and verification. Since Porifera's system will be able to fully or, at least partially, replace energy guzzling evaporators, Porifera anticipates up to 80% savings on $/ton of water removed.

Contact Information
Kevin Mori
California Energy Commission
1516 Ninth Street, MS-48
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (916) 327-1475

Location


Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
S:15301,15306
Reasons for Exemption
Section 15301 provides that projects which consist of the operation, repair, maintenance, permitting, leasing, licensing, or minor alteration of existing public or private structures, facilities, mechanical equipment, or topographical features, and which involve negligible or no expansion of use beyond that existing at the time of the lead agency's determination, are categorically exempt from the provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act.
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