Project overview

Our goal is to develop a new one-stage combined flocculation - oxidation process as an integrated system that is capable of degrading and removing harmful substances, both dissolved and suspended, from industrial wastewaters with minimal demand for electrical energy.

The project is subdivided into 8 work packages:

  • WP1: Scientific characterisation of OxFloc process to advance the knowledge of OxFloc reagent generation in situ in water and wastewater, and the knowledge of pollutant removal by the oxidative-adsorptive process.
  • WP2: Design of OxFloc reactor system by developing a 3D CFD model visualising the fluid flow and the electric field.
  • WP3: Development of a control system to enable an efficient process.
  • WP4: System integration and smart energy management to generate a design concept for a pilot unit complete with electrodes, reactor, piping, control system, and sensor system.
  • WP5: Demonstration of OxFloc system onsite to evaluate process stability and component wear.
  • WP6: Life cycle assessment and final conceptual industrial design to compare the environmental cost of the proposed system against the current treatment solutions.
  • WP7: Innovation related activities to maximise the benefit of the SME participants.
  • WP8: Project management to ensure the management of the consortium and that the project delivers and reports (activity and cost) on-time.

The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement n°606216   European Union