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Applied Environmental Technology awarded EPA grant

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Thonotosassa-based Applied Environmental Technology was awarded more than $79,000 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Small Business Innovation Research program to develop low cost energy and nutrient extraction from onsite wastewater.

Onsite wastewater systems are a significant source of nutrient loading to the environment. There is a demand for technologies that remove nutrients at the source. AET is developing a unique multi-chamber treatment process that provides high percent nitrogen removal, passive operation, low life cycle cost and resilient performance.

EPA's SBIR program funds innovative research resulting in new commercial products, processes and services that protect the environment, benefit the public and promote the growth of small businesses.

Nationally, SBIR awarded more than $2 million to 25 small businesses nationwide to develop new environmental technologies that will help protect people's health and the environment.

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