The present application relates to an electrodialytic reactor suitable for the treatment of contaminated aqueous matrices by removing macro and micro elements. The present application also relates to a process for the removal of said elements from the contaminated aqueous matrices. The reactor described herein is a three compartment apparatus and takes advantage of electrodes and separators to remove positively charged compounds from the matrix in a first step and elements with negative charge in a second step, assessing also differences in the pH. Enhancements in the reactor configuration lead to an improvement of the final characteristics of the aqueous matrix and increase its value for further use. Additionally, it is possible to couple a fuel cell to the reactor in order to recover and use the hydrogen produced and transform it to energy to power the reactor or stored and sold.

Original languageEnglish
Patent numberWO2020188370
IPCC02F 103/ 02 A N, B01D61/42, B01D61/46,B09C1/08, C02F1/461,C02F1/469,C02F11/00
Priority date21/03/19
Filing date13/02/20
Publication statusPublished - 24 Sept 2020


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