The focus of this development is a process that enables the effective treatment of glycol-containing wastewater in larger quantities. For example, such volumes of glycol-containing wastewater are produced during aircraft de-icing.
In our developments in wastewater technology, we learn from nature. Certain physical, biological or chemical effects and properties often play an unexpected role at first glance. Cavitation is one of such principles and enjoys great popularity. In general, the term cavitation refers to the creation of small bubbles at the edges of material flows, for example in pipe systems. This often has negative effects, as the materials are damaged, but positive effects of cavitation are also among the potential properties of these and are often underestimated. With our GLI cavitation technology, we have succeeded in creating a cleaning system based on this simple principle, which is now central to wastewater treatment.
This cavitation technology offers many advantages. By hydrodynamically generated cavitation, the use of environmentally hazardous, harmful and expensive chemicals can be avoided. Due to the "cavitation effect", impurities contained in wastewater have a positive effect on the elimination of dissolved water constituents. A flow-technically favorable form of the cavitation reactor allows low-maintenance operation with low-pressure loss.
The steam bubble development with its implosion forces offers many application possibilities in wastewater technology with amazingly positive degradation rates. Within the scope of a research and development study, the cavitation or microscopic steam impact eliminated the ingredients such as glycols dissolved in water.
We advanced the technique of cavitation and equipped our solutions additionally with different gas injection systems.
Thus, we were able to prove that we can treat glycols and alcohol faster, more efficiently and more successfully than biology-based separately on this problem can achieve.