Cleveland Sludge Plant Review Was New Water Technology at Its Finest Says Kleyne. Kleyne Calls for New Water Research in Spirit of Cleveland’s Groundbreaking Sludge Plant Technology.
Sewage is nobody’s favorite topic, but on December 7th, 1916, a long-awaited comprehensive review on the efficiency of the Cleveland Sludge Plant was made public.
Why is this so important today? According to water educator, Sharon Kleyne, host of the nationally syndicated radio program, The Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water, Global Climate Change and Your Health on Voice of America sponsored by Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®, remembering that sludge plant technology and that review shines the light once more on the history of new water technology and our need for new water technology today.
As scientists, educators, researchers and physicians around the world know, Kleyne is one of the leading spokespeople for new water education, research and technology. Also the founder and director of Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science®, Kleyne has called attention to the lack of new water research, education and the discovery of cures for a host of diseases. “New water research practically ceased in the late 19th century,” Kleyne said, “and it continues to be ignored even as we face a global water crisis today.” Kleyne sees a direct correlation between the severe cutback of water research and the lack of new cures discovered for current diseases.
“That’s why it’s so important,” Kleyne said, “to remember the great water research breakthroughs that have occurred in history. One of the greatest was the review of Cleveland’s sludge plant, one of the two largest sludge plants in the nation at that time.”
Released nine months after Cleveland’s sludge plant began operating, the review confirmed that raw sewage passed through the plant and was converted to activated sludge within ten days. The review also found that two major requirements of effective sewage treatment were being met: production of a clear, sparkling effluent and the absence of odors. The theory behind the process of the Cleveland sludge plant was to condition a bacterial growth and bring it into close contact with floating particles of raw sewage.
The success of the Cleveland sludge plant led to the design and opening of similar sludge plants throughout the country. With improved methods to treat sewage came reduced incidents of water-related disease such as cholera and malaria. “It is always true,” Kleyne pointed out, “that cures for disease are always related to water.” Kleyne hopes that education about water and new water research will grow, especially among young people and children.
Do you pay attention to efforts in new water research and new water technology? Before you read this article, had you ever heard of the Cleveland sludge plant? What is the condition of your sewage system? If you have comments or stories you’d like to share, why not get involved? We’d like very much to hear from you! You can reach us in the following ways. Sharon@biologicaquaresearch.com 800-367-6478 ~ Fax 541-474-2123 http://www.naturestears.com or on Twitter at @sharonkleynehr