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iPURXL: Scale-Up of Liquid Nano-reactor for the Destruction of Contaminants in Turbid Fluids

Objective

The iPURtech Nanoreactor effluent fluid treatment system recycles metal working fluids in an almost closed loop. iPURXL builds on 2 years successful sales and a growing list of enquiries to transfer the technology to other sectors, particularly for the treatment of water and other aqueous liquids. This will required scale up from our current >20-50 Litres per hour systems to those capable of processing >1000 in line with customer demand. This will enable us to sell into both single line and full site effluent treatment, ranging from small meat rendering plants up to full scale municipal waste water treatment.
The original system treats fluid in quartz tubes supplied with sufficient UV-C light to operate. A TiO2 photo-catalyst coated auger causes oscillation and scrubs tube walls clean. Conventional systems immerse single lamps in fluid; we use multiple high powered UV-C lamps around tubes to achieve higher volume kill ratios making iPURtech uniquely suitable for scale up.
TiO2 reactors are well researched yet little large scale commercial delivery has resulted. To succeed commercially this must be practical. Direct linear scale up is not possible, issues such as coating light weight auger materials over greater surface areas, UV dose, system size and weight and must be addressed. Over summer of 2014, testing was carried out with a range of meat renderers and with the input of a range of technical and commercial specialists. This has resulted in the development of a very strong research, development, supply and sales team and we are confident of our combined abilities to deliver at commercial scale immediately post this demonstration.

Call for proposal

H2020-SMEINST-2-2014
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Coordinator

IPURTECH LIMITED
Address
11C Kingswood Road Hampton Lovett
WR9 0QH Droitwich
United Kingdom
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 1 038 311,65

Participants (3)

BIOTEC LTD

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Units 43/44 Fourways Carlyon Road Industrial Estat Mill House
CV9 1LH Atherstone
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PLASBRUN PLASTICS ENGINEERING LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 161 352,63
Address
Unit C Progress Business Centre Brookfield Drive Bridgtown
WS11 0JR Cannock
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
JOHN POINTON & SONS LIMITED

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 116 472,98
Address
Bones Lane Cheddleton Staffordshire
ST13 7BT Stoke-on-trent
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)