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Acid chromic recycling from rinse water in galvanic plants by electro-electrodialasis (RECY-CHROM)

Objective

90% of chromium-plating facilities in Europe are SMEs, with all resources allocated to the daily work. The social and environmental concern related to the toxicity of the chromic acid used in the baths is leading the sector to a difficult decision; the investment in very complex and expensive systems to control and reduce the emissions could lead them to a non-competitive position. The basic objective of RECY-CHORM is to develop and validate a new system to recover chromium from the rinsing bath, using a clean technology such as electro-electrodialisis (EED) with 3 compartments, which does not need either water or chemical products to work. This system will be modular, portable and cheap to be affordable and valuable for SMEs. For this to be achieved, the consortium has been formed with partners skilled in different technologies involved (membranes, electrodialisis, raw material recovery and surface treatments), as well as planting industries to validate the results.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

FUNDACION LEIA CENTRO DE DESARROLLO TECNOLOGICO
Address
Leonardo Da Vinci 13 Parque Tecnologico De Alava
01510 Miñano Mayor - Alava
Spain

Participants (6)

ATELIER DE LA HAUTE-GARONNE
France
Address

31131
CROPU S.A.
Spain
Address
Calle Lopez Bravo 16
09001 Burgos
FUMA-TECH GESELLSCHAFT FUER FUNKTIONELLE MEMBRANEN UND ANLAGENTECHNOLOGIE MBH
Germany
Address
Steinbeisstrasse 41-43
71665 Vaihingen
IONHAWK OY
Finland
Address
Repsikantie 3
04500 Kellokoski
TECHNICAL RESEARCH CENTRE OF FINLAND
Finland
Address
2-4,Metallimiehenkuja 2-4
02044 Espoo
UNIVERSITE DE MONTPELLIER II - SCIENCES ET TECHNIQUES DU LANGUEDOC
France
Address
Cc024,place Eugène Bataillon Cc016
34095 Montpellier