The process, which combines the Advanox ultraviolet (UV) treatment process from Van Remmen UV Technology and Nouryon’s MicrOx hydrogen peroxide, is expected to remove more than 90 percent of pharmaceutical residues.
“Growing global pharmaceutical use is creating a significant pollution problem for urban wastewater treatment systems,” said Niek Stapel, managing director Pulp and Performance Chemicals at Nouryon. “With this advanced water treatment concept, customers in the water treatment market will have access to two proven technologies that together enable measurement, monitoring and means to control micropollutants in wastewater streams.”
The process is being tested in a plant that treats the sewage of the city of Växjö, Sweden.
“Each partner is an expert in a different aspect of water treatment – Van Remmen in UV disinfection and advanced oxidation and Nouryon in peroxide application," Van Remmen UV Technology CEO Ton van Remmen said.