EPISODE #5 István Kenyeres – Future of Waste waster Systems

In today’s Episode Alexander Prinsen interviews István Kenyeres, Founder of Biopolus about the Future of Waste Water Systems and Rebirthing of Water.

About István Kenyeres
https://lifeboat.com/ex/bios.istvan.kenyeres
https://www.linkedin.com/in/kenyeres/
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Istvan_Kenyeres

2:40 Biopolus website: www.biopolus.org/
Biomakery: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTvXRCTty9k&t=17s

4:30 Technology Platform
http://www.biopolus.org/technology/
The Power of Water (Dutch) https://www.vpro.nl/programmas/tegenlicht/kijk/afleveringen/2013-2014/de-kracht-van-water.html – 36.40

5:25 Urban Metabolic Hubs – Biomakeries
http://www.biopolus.org/challenge/
Urban Metabolism: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urban_metabolism
Urban Metabolism: A Review of Current Knowledge and Directions for Future Study
https://pubs.acs.org/doi/full/10.1021/acs.est.5b03060?src=recsys

08:25 Open Innovation Platform

08:55 Metabolic Network Reactor System
https://www.budapestwatersummit.hu/data/images/%C5%B0rlapok%20ki%C3%A1ll%C3%ADt%C3%B3khoz/BIOPOLUS.pdf
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metabolic_network

09:05 John Todd – Living Machine [1]
https://news.psu.edu/story/140601/2000/09/01/research/living-machine
http://www.toddecological.com/index.php?id=services

11:30 John Todd – Living Machine [2]
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Living_machine
http://archive.unu.edu/unupress/unupbooks/uu16se/uu16se0d.htm

13:50 Artificial Root structures & Sub Ecosystems

16:50 Effluent water becomes Spring Quality
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Effluent

18:00 Decentralised & Hub System approach
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decentralized_wastewater_system
https://www.wateronline.com/doc/the-water-revolution-moving-to-a-decentralized-system-0001

20:10 Circularity Challenges – Create closed habitat
Returning of matter (including harm full ones)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Closed_ecological_system
https://www.wired.com/2016/02/the-strange-messy-history-of-self-sustaining-habitats/
http://www.spacestationresearch.com/tag/closed-habitat/
http://closedhabitatsforum.esa.int/

21:45 Physics first, than biology and finally chemical solutions
How to clean waste water systems.

23:20 Circularity Mindset – Example
Samantha Cristoforetti – Italian European Space Agency astronaut,
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samantha_Cristoforetti
https://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Human_Spaceflight/Astronauts/Samantha_Cristoforetti
https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/cristoforetti_transcript.pdf

25:10 Monastery & Trappist brewery Koningshoeven The Netherlands
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koningshoeven_Abbey
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_Koningshoeven_Brewery
https://english.rvo.nl/initiatives/energy-innovation-projects/biomakerij

26:10 Rebirthing of Water
See also my conversation with Curt Hallberg: https://youtu.be/QED8yCbGW0w

28:00 MELiSSA European Space Agency Closed Loop Research
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MELiSSA
https://www.esa.int/esasearch?q=melissa
http://www.melissafoundation.org
https://phys.org/news/2018-09-closed-loop-astronauts-alive-space-circular.html

35:00 Metabolic Network Hubs – Cellular System

36:00 Urban Planning – Urban Cellular Cells

37:50 Projects
Trappist brewery water recycling system
Strijp-S Industrial Redevelopment – Eindhoven –  http://edepot.wur.nl/391156
https://www.deingenieur.nl/artikel/trappisten-zuiveren-water-ecologisch

43:25 Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University –
https://www.wctv.tv/content/news/FAMU-signs-agreement-to-create-ecologically-engineered-energy-water-waste-facility-419315924.html

44:45 Ted Talk Istvan
http://www.tedxdanubia.com/videos/going-to-mars-healing-the-earth-istvan-kenyeres-tedxdanubia-1
Ellen MacArthur Foundation Summit 2017 : https://youtu.be/BmQ5ifkkBAU

48:00 Entrepreneurship Lessons

49:35 Arthur Rimbaud – French Poet
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Rimbaud
Poet as a Chair

53:45 Creative Ecologist
Ecosystems are adaptive, evolving, dynamic, resilient and thus moving into a direction.
Creativity: find the solution which is not there. Seeing the missing part for the system
Discovery the void which can be filled

56.40 One Straw Revolution – Masanobu Fukuoka
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masanobu_Fukuoka

58:50 Urban City Planning Challenges
https://resourceefficientcities.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Urban-Metabolism-for-Resource-Efficient-Cities.pdf
What is Urban Metabolism? – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uu-a1hFEV7Q

01:01:00 City Doctor

01:05:55 Alexander Von Humboldt – The invention of Nature
https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_von_Humboldt
https://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/nov/13/the-invention-of-nature-the-adventures-of-alexander-von-humboldt-andrea-wulf-review
https://www.amazon.com/Invention-Nature-Alexander-Humboldts-World/dp/0345806298

01:07:25 David Quammen – Tangled Tree, Radical History of Life
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Quammen
http://www.davidquammen.com/
https://www.amazon.com/Tangled-Tree-Radical-History-Life/dp/1476776628
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/13/books/review/david-quammen-tangled-tree.html

01:09:30 Ed Yong – I contain multitudes
https://edyong.me/i-contain-multitudes
https://www.amazon.com/Contain-Multitudes-Microbes-Within-Grander/dp/0062368591
https://youtu.be/MbTntA0kLZ4

01:12:00 Rap up – Until Next time!

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