Jacob Hagedorn, firstname.lastname@example.org
About the Project
The Living Filter was funded by Penn State's Sustainability Institute's Reinvention Fund at the University Park campus in the amount of $12,950.
What is the Living Filter?
All the wastewater from Penn State, after it passes through the wastewater treatment plant, is sprayed onto agricultural fields and forest sites, leaving the natural filter of plants, soils, and rocks to further purify the water before it is used for drinking water again. The filter is unique in that it is one of the leading innovative solutions to sustainable wastewater disposal. Additionally, sprayed wastewater also contributes to the growth of agricultural fields, providing nutrients for crop growth. As an innovative solution, the sustainability of the process deserves to be examined and researched to ensure that no environmental problems arise from spraying wastewater on an ecosystem.