COMPANY PROFILE

 NameUniversità degli Studi di Palermo
 RegionSicily
StatusUniversity

 
 PROPOSAL 

TitleNew method for the treatment of wastewater and the generation of electric energy
Project id.68
Reference sectorRENEWABLE ENERGY
IP Protection LevelPatent procedure is ongoing
Description of the innovation projectThe patent focuses on a new method for the treatment of wastewater and the generation of electric energy by reverse electrodialysis using salinity gradients.
State of dev.Patent
Industrial applicationTreatment of wastewater and generation of electric energy in plants with the availability of water with different salinity concentrations.
Market segmentThe method could prove very interesting for the treatment of wastewater of non-urban origin.
Advantage factorIt is a market potentially extremely large because it covers all the productive sectors characterized by the generation of aqueous streams contaminated by pollutants resistant to conventional treatments and that are situated in the proximity of aqueous solutions with different salt content (eg, mouths of rivers, salt ponds, salt mines , desalination plants, etc.) or deals with waters with different salt content.
Commercial challenge The new method could allow a decrease in the treatment cost of aqueous streams contaminated by pollutants resistant to conventional processes and the development of a new source of alternative energy
Publications and Customer ReferecesThe authors have published several scientific works on electrochemical processes for the treatment of contaminated water and on the reverse electrodialysis process for the generation of electricity.