Bioalchemy: turning sludge into clear water

Biological treatment plus ozone can reduce the amount of sludge coming from wastewater treatment plants by a factor of ten

The process was developed by the Water Research Institute (WRI) of the Italian National Research Council and tested and scaled-up as part the EU-funded Innowatech project.

We know that biological processes offer the cheapest way to treat industrial wastewater. But pollutants from industries such as leather, textiles and pharmaceuticals are not easily broken down by .