ELECTRA Technologies

The ELECTRA consortium is working on bringing from TRL 3 to TRL 5 several BES-based technologies. A short description of which follows below.

Select Technologies by Lead Partner:

Tubular BES technology (1/4)

Technology description: Concentric placement of anode and cathode, with or without separator between them, can be deployed as stand-alone reactor for the treatment of GW and WW

Approach: Vertically recycled well

Electro-microbial process: Oxidative

Partners in EU involved: CNR

Partners in China involved: IMCAS &  RCEES

Target pollutant class / matrix: Hydrocarbons and derivatives; Groundwater

Site in EU: T.B.A.

Site in China: T.B.A.

Tubular BES technology (2/4)

Technology description: Concentric placement of anode and cathode, with or without separator between them, can be deployed as stand-alone reactor for the treatment of GW and WW

Approach: Sequential cathode/anode treatment

Electro-microbial process: Reductive/ Oxidative

Partners in EU involved: UNIRM

Partners in China involved: USTC

Target pollutant class / matrix: Hydrocarbons and derivatives; Groundwater

Site in EU: T.B.A.

Site in China: T.B.A.

Tubular BES technology (3/4)

Technology description: Concentric placement of anode and cathode, with or without separator between them, can be deployed as stand-alone reactor for the treatment of GW and WW

Approach: Fixed bed, separated

Electro-microbial process: Reductive/ Oxidative

Partners in EU involved: UDG

Partners in China involved: RCEES

Target pollutant class / matrix: Nutrients; Groundwater

Site in EU: T.B.A.

Site in China: T.B.A.

Tubular BES technology (4/4)

Technology description: Concentric placement of anode and cathode, with or without separator between them, can be deployed as stand-alone reactor for the treatment of GW and WW

Approach: Fixed bed, separated

Electro-microbial process: Reductive/ Oxidative

Partners in EU involved: UDG

Partners in China involved: RCEES

Target pollutant class / matrix: Emerging pollutants, nutrients; Wastewater

Site in EU: T.B.A.

Site in China: T.B.A.

Fluidized BES technology

Technology description: Capacitive particles are fluidized in a bioreactor fed with contaminated waterflow. Particles are regenerated in a side reactor

Approach: Cathodic

Electro-microbial process: Reductive

Partners in EU involved: UGENT

Partners in China involved: USTC

Target pollutant class / matrix: Nutrients; Groundwater

Site in EU: T.B.A.

Site in China: T.B.A.

Cassette system

Technology description: A flat plate system enables parallel flow. Electrode compartments can be separated, or joint to enable sequential flow

Approach: Sequential

Electro-microbial process: Reductive/ Oxidative

Partners in EU involved: UGENT

Partners in China involved: RCEES

Target pollutant class / matrix: Hydrocarbons and derivatives; Groundwater

Site in EU: T.B.A.

Site in China: T.B.A.

Snorkel technology

Technology description: A conductive rod is brought into a solid, submerged matrix eliminating a redox gradient, stimulating oxidative processes

Approach: Anodic stimulation

Electro-microbial process: Reductive/ Oxidative

Partners in EU involved: CNR & UFZ

Partners in China involved: NJAU

Target pollutant class / matrix: Hydrocarbons and derivatives; Soil

Site in EU: T.B.A.

Site in China: T.B.A.

Redoxstat technology

Technology description: Hybrid system using a BES to control the redox condition in a bioreactor

Approach: N/A

Electro-microbial process: Reductive

Partners in EU involved: FHNW

Partners in China involved: IMCAS

Target pollutant class / matrix: Metals; Soil

Site in EU: T.B.A.

Site in China: T.B.A.

Alternately polarized electrodes technology

Technology description: Electrodes are deployed vertically in the sediments and polarity inverted periodically to alternately (over time) promote the reductive dehalogenation and oxidative degradation processes

Approach: Alternative cathode/anode

Electro-microbial process: Reductive/ Oxidative

Partners in EU involved: UNIBO

Partners in China involved: RCEES

Target pollutant class / matrix: Hydrocarbons and derivatives; Sediments

Site in EU: T.B.A.

Site in China: T.B.A.

METland technology

Technology description: A wetland is modified by introducing a conductive matrix, enabling removal of the redox stratification

Approach: Anodic stimulation

Electro-microbial process: Reductive/ Oxidative

Partners in EU involved: METFI & UFZ

Partners in China involved: NJU

Target pollutant class / matrix: Emerging pollutants, Nutrients; Wastewater

Site in EU: T.B.A.

Site in China: T.B.A.

Conductive nanoparticles technology

Technology description: Biobarrier supplying a solid electron acceptor

Approach: Anodic stimulation

Electro-microbial process: Reductive/ Oxidative

Partners in EU involved: UDE

Partners in China involved: NJU

Target pollutant class / matrix: Hydrocarbons and derivatives; Sediments

Site in EU: T.B.A.

Site in China: T.B.A.

Biogenic nanoparticles technology

Technology description: Bio-palladium nanoparticle-based de-chlorination processes, based on extracellular electron transfer

Approach: Cathodic stimulation

Electro-microbial process: Reductive

Partners in EU involved: UGENT

Partners in China involved: NJU

Target pollutant class / matrix: Hydrocarbons and derivatives; Groundwater

Site in EU: T.B.A.

Site in China: T.B.A.

BES-enhanced phytoremediation

Technology description: Stimulation / bioaugmention of solid Mn electron acceptor utilizing microbial consortia to increase metal plant uptake in phytoremediation

Approach: N/A

Electro-microbial process: Reductive

Partners in EU involved: TUC

Partners in China involved: IMCAS

Target pollutant class / matrix: Metals; Soils

Site in EU: T.B.A.

Site in China: T.B.A.