Manufacturing corks that are ecofriendly
Cork has been used for thousands of years as a stopper in wine bottles – from the ancient Egyptians to the ancient Greeks and the Romans. Today, Portugal and Spain are the world’s largest producers of cork wine bottle stoppers. Cork stopper manufacturing, however, produces large volumes of wastewater that contain non-biodegradable organic matter, hydrogen peroxide used as disinfectant, and different dissolved salts. The EU-funded E-CORK project will propose the treatment of the wastewaters with electrochemical advanced oxidation processes. With this approach, the project will revolutionise the cork industry towards a circular economy.
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Funding SchemeMSCA-IF-EF-ST - Standard EF
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