Electrochemical water treatment techniques primarily replace chemical treatment to remove contaminants from waste and raw water streams.
The immediate benefit of electro-coagulation (EC) is the reduction of the chemical input into a waste stream, which has advantages not only in terms of reduced generation of waste sludge, but also simplification of the chemical composition of the waste and, therefore, further processing and disposal of the sludge. In addition the system reduces the requirement to store/handle chemicals onsite and reduces the potential impacts caused by chemical supply chain issues. Description including main features/advantages Induced precipitation of metal ions using low levels of electricity: Chemical ‘free’ water treatment Space saving Waste reduction – reduced environmental impact and disposal cost Energy efficient Modular – Easy to expand with increased process requirements Capital and operational cost saving Innovative aspects System design resulting in: Improved energy efficiency; Continuous operation; Reduction of maintenance requirements. Current and potential industrial users/domains of application Industrial Wastewater - Potentially any industrial waste water as a replacement for chemical coagulants and flocculants e.g. paper industry, dairy processing, leachate, metal finishing, fruit and vegetable processing, food/meat processing, textile/dyes Municipal wastewater Drinking water Current state of development Large scale operational pilot plants Contact details Organisation AguaCure Limited Website www.aguacure.com Contact person Neil Townend Address AguaCure Ltd Unit 2, Mentec, Deiniol Road Bangor,Gwynedd, LL57 2UP United Kingdom Phone + 44 (0)1248 361 501 Fax Email firstname.lastname@example.org