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Originoil's Electro Water Separation

Originoil, has recently claimed that the company has deveoped a breakthrough algae harvesting process - Electro Water Seperation (EXS). This process is said to rapidly and efficiently remove organic material from large quantities of water without the need for chemicals. EWS works in two parts: Electro- Coagulation and Electro -Floatation

Contaminated water enters the first stage, Electro-Coagulation (EC). In this stage, electrical impulses are applied in long tubes, causing the organic contaminants to coagulate, or “clump” together. ( In 2009, OriginOil branded this stage Single-Step Extraction). This process was earlier field tested and proven successful.


Later , the company found that the coagulated material could be floated to the surface by electrically inducing a cloud of small bubbles , which can be then raked off.

Originoil claims that this two-stage process is an energy-efficient, continuous system that advanced testing has shown can achieve up to a 99.9% reduction in free oil and a 99.5% reduction in suspended solids, without requiring large quantities of chemicals.

Inaddition, the process has also showed extraordinary anti-bacterial effectiveness and could increase the shelf life of algae at high temperatures, thus allowing producers more time to process biomass into useful algae products, with increased quality and reduced product loss.
Mon July 22 2013 12:21:58 PM by Sindhuja algae harvesting  |  electro water separation  |  OriginOil 1742 views
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