The testing occurred over several weeks, with several thousand gallons of manure processed through the MagneGas system, according to the Florida-based company's statement released late Wednesday.
The company, which has a patented process that converts liquid waste into a hydrogen-based fuel, said the lab results under various parameters showed that its MagneGas system achieved full sterilization of E-Coli and Fecal Coliform --- the specific bacteria that was requested by the Indiana farm to be tested.
MagneGas has an aggressive plan to expand the sales of its promising hydrogen-based fuel, which is looking to make waves in the industry as a greener natural gas alternative that has lower emissions than any fossil fuel currently on the market. But it has multiple potential revenue streams.
Its process to convert liquid waste into its hydrogen-based fuel, known as MagneGas, involves the flow of carbon-rich liquid feedstock through a 10,000 degree Fahrenheit electric arc between two carbon electrodes. The process sterilizes the liquid waste, which can include anything from manure or sludge to medical waste, and produces the hydrogen-based fuel, which also contains carbon and trace gases.
Part of the company's sales strategy is to sell equipment to remediate liquid waste to create products like irrigation water or fertilizer. Its technology to sterilize the liquid waste using heat from the plasma arc system is already patented, and has received approvals and verification from the US and Europe.
For now, the company is focused on water-based waste like sewage or manure, which traditionally is disposed of using anaerobic digestion, a process by which "good bacteria" is added to eat away the "bad bacteria" to break down the material, using huge leaching ponds.
With its own method, however, the liquid waste is sterilized instantly, as if it is being hit against a 10,000 degree lightening bolt.
MagneGas said the next phase of testing will be more advanced, conducted under higher liquid volumes and different operating conditions. It is planning to work in collaboration with its Indiana partner during the coming months to optimize the final system that will meet commercial requirements for deployment.
"I am pleased with these initial test results," said chief executive officer Ermanno Santilli.
"MagneGas was confident that full sterilization would be achieved. We are currently working together with the farm through the next phase of advanced testing, product development and necessary modification.
"We look forward to collaborating with this influential stakeholder in the agricultural industry in the coming months as the final system is developed," he added.
Earlier this week, the US-based company appointed UN ambassador Jack Brewer to its advisory board as it looks to bolster awareness of its clean technology product.