New eco-innovative drinking water treatment based on one-step chemical technology using a multifunctional natural polymer.
This technology allows the elimination of all corrosive chemicals commonly used, such as inorganic coagulants (aluminium and iron based), polymers based on polyacrylamide and other dangerous neutralising agents. The result being an improvement in safety in the handling of products, the maintenance of treatment facilities and the quality of water for human consumption.
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Currently, 44 billion m3/year of drinking water is produced in Europe. The water is mainly treated with inorganic coagulants such as aluminum sulfate and aluminum polychloride together with flocculants (polyacrylamides) in drinking water treatment plants (ETAP).
The negative impact on human health and the environment are the main drawbacks, as there are problems associated with the use of this type of coagulant. They are corrosive chemical products that contribute undesirable elements such as metals (aluminium), chlorides or sulphates to water for human consumption. The polyacrylamides used are limited by the World Health Organisation to 0.5 μg/L and are considered harmful to human health above these values.
Project LIFE19 ENV/ES/000049
New innovative eco drinking water treatment based on 1-step chemical technology using a multifunctional natural polymer.
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