Electro Water Separation (EWS)
Efficient in the most challenging water environments.
Electro Water Separation™ (EWS) is a highly scalable, continuous process that uses electricity in small, programmed doses to gather up oils and suspended solids, for an easy removal via mechanical raking off the surface of water.
Electro Coagulation (EC): the process begins.
Waste water enters the system through continuous tube-shaped inline Electro Catalytic Reactors. These reactors optimize contact between their active components and the water flux while keeping the process continuous.
“Our technology can also treat dissolved organics, such as ammonia, phosphorus and hydrogen sulfide, which are difficult to remove. We’ve found that EWS:AOx delivers twice the functions in one system, for equivalent energy inputs.”
OriginClear’s Chief Inventor, Nicholas EckelberryThis part of the process can be designed to use donating anodes that directly release these ions in the water/contaminants matrix, or to operate using non-degrading Dynamically Stable Anodes, where previously injected ions are thoroughly mixed, as the application requires.
This stage coagulates the suspended solids, oil, grease and non-soluble organics while breaking hydrocarbons emulsions so they can be removed in the next stage, Electro-Flotation.
The generation of Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) begins here. ROS are highly oxidant molecules such ozone, hydrogen peroxide and hydroxyls. These can degrade virtually any contaminant found in water. Being solely composed of oxygen and hydrogen, they also introduce no additional hazardous element in the water, a major benefit for operators.
Electro-Flotation: separating the suspended matter.
During the Electro-Flotation stage, an array of reactors at the bottom of the flotation tank produces gases electrochemically, in a controlled manner, resulting in a finely bubbled “cloud”.
This stage separates the suspended coagulated material and completes the process of breaking the oil emulsion initiated in the previous stage. It creates a “mat” of aggregated waste which it pushes to the surface for mechanical removal.
ROS continue to be generated here, preparing for Advanced Oxidation or AOx.
Advanced Oxidation »