Icebergs of fat, oil and grease are growing in the sewers beneath our feet. Here’s why
Asha Srinivasan, a research associate at UBC’s department of civil engineering spoke to Pacific Standard about the wasteful sanitation habits that are causing fatbergs. Srinivasan explained that fatbergs are mostly […]
Jan 21, 2019
Fatberg the size of the tower of Pisa found blocking sewer
iNews interviewed UBC engineering researcher Asha Srinivasan about a method that turns fats, oils and grease into green biogas methane.
Jan 14, 2019
Breaking up ‘fatbergs’: UBC engineers develop technique to break down fats, oil and grease
Cooking oil and similar waste can clog pipes, harm fish and even grow into solid deposits like the “fatbergs” that recently blocked London’s sewage system. But UBC researchers may have found a way to treat these fats, oils and grease—collectively called FOG—and turn them into energy.
Aug 1, 2018