Water Treatment System by Electrosorption
Asst. Prof. Edip Bayram / Akdeniz University
A water treatment/purification system using electrosorption. In the system as low current is applied to the carbon-containing electrode, contaminated water is passed through the electrode to adsorb organic and inorganic contaminants as well as bacteria. In this way, all the pollutants are cleared from the water.
The biggest advantage of this system is that not only production costs but also operational costs are very low. Hence it is very advantageous over the commonly used reverse osmosis systems.
Depending on the electrode and system design, it can be used as a consumer water purification system or as an industrial water treatment system.
Intellectual Property Rights
There are two patents seperately pending in USA, Europe, China, Japan, Turkey and Israel.
Fresh water treatment equipment world market in 2014 was over $35bn while only USA market was over $10bn with 6% growth rate. Turkey’s market is about $100mn in 2014 and growing rapidly.
The technology is available for licensing. A regional or application-based licensing is also available. Negotiations with various companies are ongoing.
Yrd. Doç. Dr. Edip Bayram
- Assist. Prof., Akdeniz University, Chemical
- PhD., Akdeniz University, Chemical