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Treatment of Micropollutants

Use enzymes to treat micropollutants anywhere in your process

Our enzyme-based treatment solution that are designed for broad treatment of Micropollutants in municipal WWTPs

Application areas

Our enzyme-based treatment solution for micropollutants provides treatment opportunities and solutions through targeted treatment of micropollutants. Implementation of Zymatic treatment solutions throughout your production and waste streams is straightforward and does not require additional energy consumption. The sand-like platform allows for easy-to-use operations in almost any MMF unit.

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Through years of experience the team have evaluated and solved many different treatment needs. If you already know what compound you need to treat, our experts can have a look at it for free.

To be able to create simple profiling of the case (treatability evaluation) we need basic facts such as compounds, pH, temp etc.

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Maria Humble (PhD)

Jamal El-Abid (PhD)

Sustainability through Natures own catalysts

Our enzymes-based treatment solution for micropollutants gives opportunities throughout your production and waste stream.

Simple to use

No energy to function

Flexibel treatment mechanism

Zymatic is a world leader in enzyme-based treatment solutions

With over a decade of experience in harnessing the Power of Nature and finding solutions for difficult to treat compounds, Zymatic can help you meet your treatment goals.

Treatment made possible by excellence in enzyme immobilization

NEXUS is the immobilization platform used to make water treatment with enzymes feasible. Using NEXUS the overall costs are reduced for immobilizing enzymes or other proteins. The sand-like platform allows for easy to use operations in almost any MMF unit.

Do you already know what treatment solution you need?

Enzyme-based treatment solutions can be used for various treatment needs. If you already know what treatment solution you need or what compounds you want to treat don´t hesitate to take contact with us.

Micropollutants in wastewater

Micropollutants are trace contaminants found in wastewater, stemming from pharmaceuticals, personal care products, pesticides, and industrial chemicals. These substances pose significant environmental and health risks due to their persistence and potential toxicity.

Managing micropollutants in wastewater is critical to protect water quality and ecological balance. Advanced treatment methods, including enzyme-based solutions like Zymatic, offer effective alternatives for removing these contaminants. Such enzymatic treatments leverage natural processes to break down micropollutants into harmless byproducts, promoting sustainable wastewater management practices.

Urban Wastewater Treatment Directive (UWWTD)

The Urban Wastewater Treatment Directive (UWWTD) is a regulatory framework established by the European Union (EU) to ensure effective treatment of wastewater from urban areas. It mandates that wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) across EU member states must remove specific micropollutants such as Bisphenol A, Ibuprofen, and Citalopram, among others, to protect water quality and aquatic ecosystems.

In addition to pollutant removal, the UWWTD promotes sustainable practices by requiring WWTPs to strive for energy-neutrality. This involves optimizing energy efficiency, utilizing renewable energy sources, and implementing innovative technologies to reduce carbon footprints. By meeting these standards, WWTPs contribute to environmental sustainability and support the EU's commitment to clean water and efficient resource management.

Compliance with the UWWTD not only ensures cleaner water bodies but also fosters advancements in wastewater treatment technology and management practices, benefiting both the environment and public health across Europe.

Energy Neutrality for WWTPs

In addition to pollutant removal, the UWWTD emphasizes the importance of achieving energy neutrality in wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs). Energy neutrality involves optimizing energy efficiency, adopting renewable energy sources, and implementing innovative technologies to minimize energy consumption and carbon emissions. WWTPs are encouraged to harness energy from wastewater through processes like anaerobic digestion, which produces biogas that can be used for generating electricity and heat.

Striving for energy neutrality not only reduces the environmental impact of WWTPs but also contributes to the broader EU goals of sustainability and climate change mitigation. By reducing their reliance on fossil fuels and lowering greenhouse gas emissions, WWTPs play a crucial role in advancing the EU's commitment to a greener future.

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