Biofilm, corrosion, and calcium carbonate scale depositions induce significant damage in industrial, domestic and agricultural equipment using water. This causes reductions in hydrodynamic performance through pipe blocking and membrane clogging, alteration of surface structure, a decrease in heat transfer efficiency, and higher energy consumption. Additionally, with the potential multiplication of pathogens and antibiotic-resistant microorganisms, the control of biofilms is a major concern in water supplies and is commonly achieved in many countries through chemical disinfection methods using biocides. Currently, however, the use of these methods is limited due to the risk in storing and handling chemicals, changes to the chemical composition of water, water pollution and environmental degradation, disposal of chemical residues, the high cost of chemical products and long-term inefficiency due to the enrichment of disinfectant-resistant microorganisms. To replace chemical treatments, both biological and physical methods can be used to control microbial growth in water.
The Swiss SME offering the technology is at the forefront of water treatment technology using very low-frequency electromagnetic resonance fields. They are present in many economic sectors, i.e. in the treatment of sanitary water, drinking water treatment for livestock farming and agriculture.
The technology offered is an innovative electromagnetic (EM) water treatment for removing limestone and biofilms in sanitary water pipes in buildings, to achieve key benefits for building owners and the wellbeing of occupants.
The Innovative water treatment with very low-frequency electromagnetic resonance fields has been validated in various building facilities in countries including Switzerland, Germany, and Austria. The positive effects of the technology are supported by relevant scientific studies and by validations with end users in different sectors.
Through partnerships with research centres, they would like to test new smart technologies designed to face sanitary water issues.
The Swiss SME is interested in research cooperation. This can be joint applications for European research projects, i.e. Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe or any research cooperation where each partner cover its own costs.