Synthetic substances like pharmaceuticals or plasticizers find their way into wastewater and influence or even harm humans and the environment. The use of ozone is one method to destroy those contaminants, as well as bacteria and viruses solved in water. However, these conventional methods are cost-intensive and require a lot of energy, which is why they are not always applicable, let alone suitable.
Therefore, the aim of this innovation developed by a German technical university is to provide an ozonation method for wastewater that can save energy and resources and thus increase its applicability in scope. The method consists of novel membrane reactors with special fluid distribution devices that allow a bubble-free emission of ozoniferous gases into the liquid phase. Moreover, this system allows for the reuse of oxygen remaining within the gaseous phase after contacting the ozoniferous gas with the liquid phase.
The university is interested in a cooperation in the framework of a license agreement or a research cooperation agreement. A future licensee would have the authorization to use the technology in return for a fee or a share of royalties. The client is also open to agree on a research cooperation agreement that aims at a joint further development of the technology. These cooperation types have been selected in order to find the most effective way of advancing the technology from TRL 5 onward - either through an external or a cooperative effort.