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Microwave technologies to clean Water, to clean the Air, and the Earth
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                         Activated Carbon

It is used to clean water, purify food, beverages, medicines, herbicides, pesticides and offer water quality that meets the standards that living beings need.

Today it is used more than ever, as the water quality of aquifers in Europe has worsened and makes it mandatory to catch those pollutants that would affect us.

In the water we find pollutants that only activated carbon is able to trap, but the activated carbon when trapping those pollutants gets sick and must regenerate.

Our solution is to regenerate it clean it in the same place it working, into the filters where it is used.

                           Our Equipment
Our equipment is very small microwave generator, but  of great power, of maximum stability, he  has  energy efficiency of 98% demonstrated in the laboratory, that uses water as a microwave dissipater and with zero emisions outside.

Active carbon  is the most largest microwave absorber, when applies microwave emission  the organic matter becomes in biochar. The biochar is an environmental solution capable of cleaning the water, of trapping carbon dioxide, eviting  it from passing into the air and it improves the state of the soil.

Our equipment cleans the activated carbon, extending the life of this coal,  when we lengthen its life  we avoid the burning of more  tree for a new production of more coal.

And in the same process is when we reform pollutants in clean energy and biochar

Development Photos

    Mycroplastics and Microfibers  
Microplastics and microfibers are of diverse origin, but it is estimated that more than 30% escape from wastewater treatment plants to the environment, activated carbon traps them and in activated carbon our equipment destroys these micro polluting particles.

Our equipment pyrolizes  particles reaching temperatures of up to 1200ºC turning them into pirochar dissolving until aluminum.

To the wastewater treatment plants arrive particles of plastics and fibers, which are of anthropogenic origin, their origin is diverse, from parts that escape from the washing machines after a wash of synthetic fabrics, or from cosmetics, dentifrices, which presents millions of microbeads plastic.

* Since 2020 Europe has banned the use of microplastics in cosmetics and products for human hygiene, but not in the other ways of contributing to wastewater.

To these plastics are added all those who unknowingly leave from our home  to be processed, to these we must add all those plastic parts that the filtration systems themselves reduce them in microscopic parts.

Wastewater treatment plants are not prepared to process this type of contamination, which finally they  escapes to the the sea.
Currently, micro filtration lines such as membranes are working, which trap these small pieces, but these membranes become saturated, forcing an important energy cost over and the trapped plastics must be processed.

Another line in which actuallity  works is to trap them in activated carbon, since coal and microplastics have affinity.
In both cases the problem is the saturation that microplastics exert, since they flocculate adhere to organic matter and emerging pollutants, which do not decant.

There is only one way to reduce microplastics and that is what we do, our reactor destroys them at high temperatures, without generating new contamination and to inexpensive cost.

  Plasma over  activated carbon, at the first prototype
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