Electrocoagulation (EC), is a technique used for wastewater treatment, wash water treatment, industrial processed water, and medical treatment. Electrocoagulation has become a rapidly growing area of wastewater treatment due to its ability to remove contaminants that are generally more difficult to remove by filtration or chemical treatment systems, such as emulsified oil, total petroleum hydrocarbons, refractory organics, suspended solids and heavy metals.
TRL’s present ULTRA-EC relates to improvements in an Electrocoagulation process and a plant for treating industrial wastewater to reduce the content of solutes and solids in the water, so that the water may be re-used or be discharged safely, whereas solutes and solids are separated as sludge that may be further treated, used as it is, or deposited, dependent on the content thereof. These include, among others, refractory organics, colloidal particles, suspended particles, turbidity, colouror even ions(heavy metals, nitrates).
More specifically, ULTRA-EC relates to improvements of process for Electrocoagulation, Advanced Oxidation and Filtration for the treatment of waste water using Sonar waves. This technology is used first time by TRL in the World / India.
Difference & Adv. between Electrocoagulation and Chemical Coagulation
Advantages of EC – Ultra Simple Operation & Cleaner Effluent