Project

Electrocoagulation-flotation as central technology for a zero chemical sustainable wastewater treatment

Code
01CD8122
Duration
01 January 2023 → 30 September 2023
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Engineering and technology
    • (Waste)water treatment processes
Keywords
sustainable treatment Electrocoagulation floatation (domestic) waste water zero chemical use
 
Project description

Zero chemical electrocoagulation flotation (ECF) technology is used to (pre)treat municipal

 

wastewater (MWW) in Belgium and Bangladesh. Performance of both Fe and Al electrodes is

being investigated. Efficient removal of (suspended) organic matter, total phosphate, turbidity,

heavy metals and pathogens was investigated. The potential of the obtained effluent quality for

irrigation and discharge into surface water is also being investigated.