The Biolytix BioPod is a waste treatment system that uses organisms to convert raw sewage and wastewater into high quality irrigation water.


  • Chemical‑free
  • Easy to clean
  • Reduced costs
  • Reduced noise
  • Odor‑free


  • Irrigation systems
  • Residential water treatment

UN Sustainable Development Goals Addressed

  • Goal 6: Clean Water & Sanitation


  • Tiger worms
  • Microorganisms

The Challenge

Agriculture is an essential source of food, but in order to grow crops, large amounts of ground and surface water are used. As the world population continues to grow, the demand for water for agricultural uses is increasing. Many wastewater treatment systems need a large amount of energy to run, are loud, and can often emit strong odors.

Innovation Details

The Biolytix® BioPod is a self-contained system that removes contaminants from used water, similarly to how waste is cleaned and decomposed in nature. First, solid waste is converted to liquid/humic material by tiger worms. Then, wastewater is cleansed by microorganisms as it trickles through a filter system to a pump chamber. The water is then pumped out of the system. The BioPod can be cleaned in-place if there is residual build-up.

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Illustration of how the Biolytix® BioPod works. Photo: Biolytix®.

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Biomimicry Story

Forests support a variety of organisms, and the different interactions between species helps keep a forest healthy. The soil ecosystem of forests supports plant growth through interactions of millions of organisms that work together to decompose organic matter and aerate the soil.