Industrial wastewater often contains organic contaminants which cannot be removed in municipal sewage treatment plants. In cooperation with an international consortium the Austrian company M-U-T is therefore currently developing an innovative UV pulse technology for removing persistent organic compounds from wastewater.
In course of the project “InPULSe” M-U-T is currently testing novel xenon UV lamps. These lamps were developed by the Russian research partner Melitta on the basis of the latest scientific findings of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Bauman University in Moscow. For validation they were tested together with M-U-T in the practical application for water and wastewater treatment. Various process combinations are being tested to remove persistent organic compounds from the water in cooperation with the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (Institute of Hydraulic Engineering, Industrial Water Management and Water Protection).
The possibility of adjusting individual process steps to the different wastewater streams has the potential to enable unprecedented effectiveness and efficiency values. Austrian spectrometer probes from the project partner s::can are used to monitor the cleaning performance. According to research by the project partner hydrophil, the process could be used in the future in the treatment of specific wastewater streams, but also in the treatment of drinking water.
The project is funded by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) within the IraSME Call (International research activities by SMEs)