Electro-Oxidation Technology

Q: What type of wastewater can be treated by Electro-Oxidation?
Electro-oxidation produces strong oxidizing radicals that can break down a variety of wastewater pollutants such as BOD/COD, Personal Care and Pharmaceutical Product (PCPP) and pathogens. It is particularly suitable for wastewaters with high ammonia concentration where conventional biological treatments either do not achieve the required results or are cost prohibitive. A typical example where electro-oxidation is the treatment of choice is landfill leachate water where very high concentrations of ammonia require treatment. In addition, centrate from an anaerobic digester at a sewage treatment plant with high ammonia concentration is an ideal candidate for treatment using electro-oxidation.

Q: What is treatment performance of Electro-Oxidation?
Electro-oxidation processes unlike traditional treatment solutions can treat ammonia in minutes not hours.

Q: My wastewater has over 1000 mg/L of ammonia, can Electro-Oxidation treat it?
Yes. There is no upper limit on the ammonia concentration. We have treated a variety of landfill leachate wastewater with very high ammonia concentrations and successfully reduced ammonia concentrations to non-detect levels.

Q: What are the by-products of Electro-Oxidation? Is there any sludge produced?
This is the advantage of electro-oxidation process over conventional processes, no sludge to deal with. The process will produce gaseous by-products including inert Nitrogen, Hydrogen, and Oxygen.

Q: Does temperature affect Electro-Oxidation?
Unlike conventional biological processes that see a large variability in performance from ambient or wastewater temperatures, performance of the electro-oxidation process is independent of temperature variations.