Innovation in water treatment: a revolution in progress

01 March 2024

The critical role of scientific research in water treatment

In today's environmental context, research and development in civil wastewater treatment plays a crucial role. The growing need for clean water resources, coupled with the urgency of preserving aquatic ecosystems, is driving the scientific community and industry leaders to explore new technological frontiers. These innovations aim not only to improve the effectiveness of treatment systems, but also to reduce the environmental impact of traditional processes, marking an ongoing revolution in water treatment.


Emerging technologies in water treatment

Water filtration and disinfection, for example, are two key areas critical to public health and environmental sustainability. Indeed, innovations in filtration and disinfection technologies are leading to significant improvements in water quality while reducing operating and energy costs. An emblematic example is the evolution of filtration techniques, where the introduction of nanocomposite materials into filtration systems can greatly increase the effectiveness in eliminating microbial and chemical contaminants, a significant improvement over traditional water treatment technologies.

Electrochemical oxidation has also benefited greatly from investment in research and development: this treatment can not only provide effective disinfection, but is also capable of degrading persistent organic compounds, which pose a significant challenge to conventional treatment methods.

Our latest civil wastewater treatment technology: Elektroplan

At IDRO Group, we are also constantly engaged in research and development: our latest experiment is Elektroplan, one of our most advanced solutions for civil wastewater treatment. Based on a combination of electrocoagulation, nanobubble flotation and electrochemical oxidation, Elektroplan eliminates the use of hazardous chemical reagents, opting instead for a safer and more sustainable process. Thanks to its advanced treatment technology, it is able to achieve superior yields in water treatment, effectively reducing COD, ammonia nitrogen, phosphorus and suspended solids, as well as ensuring disinfection and recovery of treated water in accordance with current regulations. 


The innovation brought by this new plant is an important step toward more efficient and environmentally friendly treatment systems that can ensure clean and safe water for future generations.


Interested in learning more about how our water treatment technologies can revolutionize water treatment in your community or business? Contact us and we will design the solution you are looking for!


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