INNOWATECH deals with promising advanced technological solutions for the treatment of industrial wastewater such as aerobic granular biomass based systems, advanced oxidation processes integrated with biological treatments, membrane contactors and membrane chemical reactors.
AIM of the project is investigating, enhancing and assessing potentiality and effectiveness of such solutions for tackling some of the more frequent and relevant problems encountered when treating industrial wastewater, namely:
Inefficient biological treatment lacking in operational flexibility and stability;
High sludge production;
Occurrence of recalcitrant and/or toxic compounds impairing wastewater biodegradability;
Lack of technologies for selective removal or recovery of raw materials and/or priority organic pollutants;