PURIFAST - Advanced Purification Of Industrial And Mixed Wastewater By Combined Membrane Filtration And Sonochemical Technologies
The project aims to demonstrate the technical and economic feasibility of an advanced wastewater treatment system based on ultrafiltration and an innovative Advanced Oxidation Process. The beneficiary will work to enlarge and optimise the application of the ultrafiltration processes. The project applies an innovative control system based on neural nets and compare two different technologies (Ingeâ€™s membrane technology and Polymemâ€™s hollow-fibre membrane technology). The aim is being reached through the construction of pre-industrial-scale prototypes of the advanced purification system - using sonochemical treatment, testing them on textile wastewater from a representative industry and on effluent from an industrial and municipal wastewater treatment plant. The idea is to reduce the toxicity of the purified effluents and enable the reuse of the water in the textile production processes, with a consequent reduction in freshwater consumption.