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Integrated water treatment in a one-stage oxidative-adsorptive process to degrade and remove harmful substances

Objective

Current costs for industrial wastewater treatment in Europe are already an economic burden and are expected to rise. With 4.5 billion Euros spent each year this is restricting the growth of the European production sector, especially in water scarce areas where there is a pressing need to reuse water. OxFloc aims to reduce treatment costs by at least 30% while offering modular installation and application engineering at a price below comparable State-of-Art processes. OxFloc systems will have a quantified superior environmental benefit, a smaller plant footprint, lower operation costs and enable 100% water recycling as they work without salt-carrying chemicals. Not all industrial wastewaters are the same, but many carry a mix of toxic chemicals, non-biodegradable components and hormones e.g. tenside, flame resistants, pharmaceuticals, pesticides and heavy metals. Therefore, industrial effluents need significant treatment before they can be discharged to a municipal waste water treatment plant. Typically the pollutants exist with suspended particles, requiring a clearing pretreatment which increases cost and energy consumption of current treatments. Our system solves this problem by combining particle removal and adsorption with advanced oxidation. Our OxFloc system is a one-stage combined flocculation-oxidation process that needs no chemicals because electrolytic production of the iron catalyst, as well as hydrogen peroxide, takes place in the reactor itself. It is an integrated system capable of degrading and removing both dissolved and suspended harmful substances from industrial wastewaters using only electrical energy. It will be fully compatible with power from renewable energy sources, conventional supply or from smart power grids balancing demand and offer of electrical energy. It can be utilised by over 265,000 SME-businesses in Europe for water treatment and recovery making them more sustainable and competitive.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/waste management/waste water
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/inorganic compounds
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/electrochemistry/electrolysis
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/theoretical physics/particles
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electrical engineering/power engineering/electric power transmission
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/metals

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2013
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Funding Scheme

BSG-SME - Research for SMEs
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Coordinator

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 20 609
Administrative Contact
Christoph Schulte (Mr.)

Participants (6)

MAGNETO SPECIAL ANODES BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 249 750
Address
Calandstraat 109
3125BA Schiedam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Petrus Jfm Hack (Mr.)
BAMO MESURES SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 186 105
Address
Rue Voie Des Bans 22
95100 Argenteuil
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sandra Moinet (Ms.)
Eilenburger Elektrolyse- und Umwelttechnik GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 215 298
Address
Friedrich-engelhorn-str. 7
04838 Eilenburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Hans-Jürgen Förster (Dr.)
E.R.S. - Steuerungstechnik - GmbH & Co. KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 252 246
Address
Industriepark 26
74706 Osterburken
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Uwe Belzner (Mr.)
ASIO TECH SPOL SRO
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 217 592
Address
Ksirova 552/45
619 00 Brno
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michaela Pokorná (Ms.)
ACONDICIONAMIENTO TARRASENSE ASSOCIACION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 2 400
Address
Carrer De La Innovacio 2
08225 Terrassa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Dirk Saseta (Mr.)