Nitrogen pollution is a major environmental threat that depletes oxygen in aquatic ecosystems that leads to "dead zones". The number of "dead zones" worldwide has nearly doubled every decade since 1960; many are so big they can be seen from space. Wastewater treatment facilities are facing increasing pressure to reduce nitrogen discharge, yet manage rising energy costs. The conventional method for reducing nitrogen is effective but imposes major costs and consumes energy. Yaniv will present a new wastewater treatment process that removes and recovers energy from nitrogen waste - something that has not been done before.
Date: Thursday, April 3, 2014
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm Networking and refreshments
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Presentation & Questions
NOTE NEW VENUE: Peninsula Conservation Center (Click for map)
3921 E Bayshore Rd., Palo Alto, CA 94303
Event entrance from real parking lot
Extra parking: driveway by FedEx box
NOTE: ADVANCE TICKET $10.00 otherwise $15 AT THE DOOR
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About the Speaker
Yaniv Scherson is currently a Postdoctoral Scholar at Stanford University and CEO of NGen Corporation - a start-up aimed at commercializing a new wastewater treatment process, called CANDO, that removes and recovers energy from nitrogen. Yaniv obtained a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University, where he developed CANDO, and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science from UC Berkeley. Yaniv grew up in Southern California, and today lives in Northern California with his wife and baby boy. In the little free time he does have, Yaniv loves to scuba dive, surf, train jiu-jitsu, and mountain bike.
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