Inside sources tell BayBuzz that after months of searching for chemical and technological “fixes” for its stinking sewage treatment plant, the Hastings Council has come up with a solution.
HDC’s stink abatement coordinator Brett Fraser has discovered a mechanical odour eradicator, called the Entabulator, which, at a cost of $750,000 per unit (not yet clear how many units will be required) will totally remove smells from the treatment process.
As Brett exults: “This is a much better solution than putting lid on the BTF treatment tank because it actually eliminates the odour, as opposed to the lid, which, after all, just puts a lid on it. Not only that, but the units can generate inexpensive electricity as well, helping to advance Council’s sustainability goals.”
Brett explains how the Entabulator works in the following video …
The Entabulator (3MB)
The Regional Council has dispatched a technical team to North Korea, where the units are manufactured, for peer review of the solution. Said HBRC chief scientist, Woodju Believethis, “This sounds almost too good to be true, but I’ve heard that these units can also remove harmful PM10 particles from the air. We might not need to get rid of those woodburners after all.”
Added Regional Council CEO Andrew Newman: “This is a stunning example of the kind of investment our new Holding Company will be making. If these units perform as expected, we’ll hold the exclusive New Zealand licence to import, and we’ll charge other councils through the nose, so to speak, for these suckers.”
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