Industrial applications of HC reactor
We are developing customized ecologically friendly solutions to be used in different areas of cleaning, degradation and treatment.
Advanced Wastewater Treatment
CAViTreat reactors can disintegrate a big part of the components that are categorized as Contaminants of Emerging Concerns (CECs).
CECs describe as pollutants that have been detected in water bodies and may cause ecological or human health impacts, which are not typically regulated under current environmental laws (The typical examples of CECs are a wide range of Active pharmaceutical/pesticide ingredients (APIs), Personal care products (PCPs), other hard degradable chemical components). CAViTreat technology can effectively inactivate a wide range of bacteria (including the types that are resistive to the common antibiotics (Gram-negative bacterias)), viruses, and microalgae.
CAViTreat reactors are implemented on the wastewater treatment at the last step before discharging the water. In collaboration with
IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute, samples are achieved from the Stockholm-Hammarby water treatment facilities and the HC reactor acted as a chemical-free advanced oxidation process (AOP).
The results indicate that the CAViTreat reactor can efficiently oxidase more than 10 pharmaceutical ingredients dissolved in water at very low concentrations (ng/L), which otherwise couldn’t be removed by any other currently available advanced methods.
Aerobic and Anaerobic digestions
Introducing the wastewater to the aerobic treatment unit using the HC reactor will reduce the particle size in the effluent, which will increase the surface area/volume ratio of the particles and facilitate the decomposition of the organic compounds in the aerobic tank.
Within the CAViTreat HC reactor, the complex and high molecular weight organic compounds like cellulose, lignin, and polymers will break down into smaller ones. In such a way energy-consuming pre-treatment processes making compounds accessible to micro-organisms will be unnecessary.
With the application of an innovative pre-treatment reactor from the CAViTreat It is possible to integrate into one solution all four methods namely:
- the influent pressurization,
- enhanced oxygen delivery,
- micro/nano bubble generation
- and particle size reduction
Scalable production of layered materials
Liquid phase exfoliation (LPE) of graphene is one of the principal methods for graphene synthesis. CAViTreat microreactor based on the HC on a chip concept exfoliates graphite in a totally green process that involves only natural graphite flakes and water (without any chemical solvents).
Deagglomeration and Dispersion
The deagglomeration effects of hydrodynamic cavitation on nanoparticle clusters showed the possibility to apply this method for the stabilization of nanoparticles, which paves the way for the implementation of nanoparticle suspensions in thermal fluid systems for increased energy efficiency as well as for drug delivery.