Fundació URV

Hidracot, Organic Matter Removal (CatalyticAdvanced Oxidation, COD < 5.000 ppm)

Posted by Fundació URVResponsive · Patents for licensing · Spain

Summary of the technology

Catalytic Advanced Oxidation technology removes the organic matter at atmospheric pressure and mild reaction temperatures (< 60 ºC) getting clean and reusable water. It is a simple process that uses very mild operating conditions and does not require complex systems. It is a clean technology, and does not generate waste or by-products, with low power consumption and small space requirements compared to biological treatments. The organic pollutants are oxidized to CO2 gas obtaining conversion values around 99%.

Description of the technology

The chemical formula of the catalyst designed by the researchers of the Rovira i Virgili University, is the key of the process. The reaction takes place in liquid phase in a catalytic reactor, where the polluted water and Hydrogen peroxide or ozone reacts, obtaining clean water and CO2 as products. The hydrogen peroxide is generated in situ in the reactor by direct catalytic reaction between oxygen and hydrogen avoiding operator manipulation risks.


This technology works in continuous mode and it has been tested at pilot scale with some effluents of different areas/clients.

Main advantages of its use

  • Efficiency: Conversion > 99%, Suitable for COD concentration < 5.000 ppm
  • Environmental friendly: Clean technology, no wastes are generated. Catalyst durability > 1 year
  • Simple: Atmospheric pressure, room Temperature, Small space required and Reduced cost of installation


  • Industrial effluent treatment

Related keywords

  • Organic Substances
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Industrial Water Treatment
  • Wastewater Recycling
  • Water treatment equipment and waste disposal systems
  • Water, sewerage, chemical and solid waste treatment plants
  • organic matter removal
  • catalytic advanced oxidation
  • industrial effluent treatment
  • Organic Removal Catalyst
  • Clean water
  • clean technology

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