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Waste Water eXchange - WWx

WWx technology utilises an electrochemical process which controls, remediates waste effluents and is based on the principal of electro separation enforced by the anode and cathode electrodes when immersed in an ionised solution or suspension. The use of electricity in purifying laden mother liquids, natural and waste waters with different ionic species has proven to be one of the most environmentally friendly processes. Almost all components of treated waste waters are economically separated and reclaimed for further use.

WWx is commercially scalable through a modular approach, processing waste water from 10ltr/day up to 10,000m3/day. This modular approach provides inherent scalability and simplicity, including easy maintenance.

It can be manufactured and implemented rapidly in a full production environment and has low running costs through low energy, negligible chemical input requirement and self cleaning to stop inherent Calcium precipitation or biological fouling and clogging.

Process Overview

Initially incoming waste water is filtered. The waste water then passes through a series of WWx Conditioning Cells where all biological and organic matter is neutralized and microbiological bacteria are reduced or eliminated.

The conditioned waste water then passes into the WWx Separation Cells where the total dissolved solids (TDS) are reduced to the required standard. Any potential solid or liquid materials are recovered. The pH levels in the returning waste water is managed by the WWx system.

The WWx configuration has been designed to allow continued operation and easy & rapid maintenance. In the unlikely event of a problem with one of the cells, it can be simply taken off line for repair or maintenance leaving the rest of the system to operate efficiently and effectively.

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Select Scientific Track Record Of Management Team—Electrochemical Decontamination (1990 - to date) :

  • Removal and destruction of NO3 from river and underground waters Water Bristol,  UK
  • Decontamination of PWR Nuclear Power Stations UK – won R & D 100 Award,  USA
  • Decontamination of secondary heating system in PWR ‘EPRY USA’, UK
  • Removal of Uranium from contaminated waters, UK
  • Removal of mixed acid waste-water Textile firm, Georgia USA
  • Removal and destruction of – NO3 from high salt content mine water Montana, USA
  • Separation, Precipitating and recovery of heavy metals ‘Berkley pit lake’ USA
  • Removal of Uranium from contaminated soil and sludge, USA
  • Removal of Cobalt and Iron Oxides from the secondary system in PWR, UK
  • Removal and destruction of NO3 from river and underground waters Water Company in UK, 2001 New Zealand
  • Removal of Toxic heavy metals waste [As, Cr, Cu, Fe, Pb, Se, Zn and Hg] from industrial facility in Kent, UK
  • Removal of H2S and SO4 ions from St Helen, UK
  • Removal of Ammonia and trace ions from waste effluent of an oil company in Holland, UK
  • Removal of Ni & Al from anodization plant New Plymouth, New Zealand
  • Removal and [reduction] conversion of H2S into H2SO4 St. Helen, UK
  • Removal of Zn from extrusion plant waste, Christ Church, New Zealand
  • Removal of Sulphates & Sulphides super saturated from Bore-hole effluent, Manchester UK
  • Removal of Ni from plating plant New Plymouth, New Zealand
  • Removal and Destruction of Nitrate From natural waters and RO concentrate Water Company UK 
  • Removal of Cu (catalyst) and ammonia at Wool institute, Christ Church, New Zealand
  • Removal of Ammonia and Iron from Fish farm, Scotland, UK.
  • Removal and Destruction of Formalin and Chloramine from Fish farm Scotland, UK