Electrochemical WAter treatment system in the dairy industry with hydroGEN REcovery and electricity production


The aim of the project is the development of a prototype of a water treatment system from waste water of dairy industry -based on the sequential combination of three technologies: electrocoagulation, electrooxidation and a technology for the recovery of generated hydrogen for energy saving and the reutilization of the resulting regenerated water for different applications – more efficient in terms of wastewater treatment and self-sustaining in terms of energy needs.

The idea is to develop a wastewater treatment system aiming at closing the water cycle, by integrating energy and water management, where the electricity generated through the hydrogen conversion is used to keep the system working and the extracted residues from the waste water treatment are reused inside the food and dairy production process to cover different needs.

Project Budget: 6’123’797,40 €

LEITAT Budget: 973’768 €

Financial Framework: FP7

Contract number: 283018

Start Date: 01/06/2012

End Date: 31/05/2016


Contact Manager: L. Valentin

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement Nº 283018