Using plasma to transform water treatment
Welcome to Pellucid Water! We are a technology company that uses cold plasma for treatment of raw water and wastewater, and for other commercial and industrial applications. This platform provides new and exciting opportunities to the water treatment industry and their clients.
Pellucid Water cold plasma is effective for removal of the following chemical and biological agents from water:
inorganic compounds; e.g., iron, manganese, calcium, magnesium, arsenic
organic compounds; e.g., tannins, GRO, DRO, PCPPs and CECs (including PFAS)
COD and BOD
viruses and bacteria
Pellucid Water’s value proposition
Pellucid Water’s cold plasma (PWCP) technology provides value to the user by decreasing the cost of water treatment (both infrastructure and operating costs) and increasing the capabilities and efficiencies of process systems that decontaminate and disinfect water. These cost savings are achievable based on the following attributes of PWCP technology, compared with conventional treatment technologies:
PWCP is a single technology that acts on all of the chemicals in solution simultaneously. In addition, it provides disinfection. Conventional water treatment consist of process systems employing multiple technologies, each acting on a portion of the chemical or biological matrixes.
PWCP uses a plasma chemical method capable of acting on a broad range of organic and inorganic chemicals, and biological contaminants. Conventional technologies are based on classical chemical methods that are specialized in their application. Note: Plasma technologies using advanced oxidation are also specialized in their application.
PWCP’s plasma is a very reactive chemistry that can achieve high removal efficiencies. This is especially important where high treatment efficiency is required to protect human health and the environment – applicable to contaminants such as CECs and phosphorus. Conventional technologies based on classical chemistry are limited in the efficiencies that can be achieved; their performance varies with external conditions; high efficiency is achieved at great cost (e.g., membrane technologies); or they are ineffective in their application (e.g., CECs that are fully oxidized).
Raw municipal wastewater before and after PWCP treatment.
PWCP ionization occurs at low energy levels that marginally affect chemicals in solution, inducing aggregation, flocculation and precipitation. Conventional technologies (e.g., biofilters and membranes) have comparatively large electrical power requirements.
NO SECONDARY WASTES
PWCP reactors require electrical power only. No other inputs are used. Thus, precipitates generated by PWCP consist only of the chemicals and biological organisms present in the water. Conventional technologies produce secondary wastes through use of chemical agents as flocculants (e.g., alum) or for recharge (e.g., ion exchangers).
RESOURCE RECOVERY & REUSE
PWCP converts chemicals in solution into precipitates that can then be recovered. These chemical resources are substantially preserved, and therefore have potential for reuse as value-added products. Conventional treatment processes do not afford these opportunities, because chemicals are either altered by the addition of added chemistry (i.e., agents/polymers) or biological degradation; or are lost through respiration or volatilization. In addition, conventional technologies using membranes do not create a precipitate – they produce concentrated brine. Thus, the potential for recover/reuse is greatly reduced.
PWCP also provides opportunities for recycling / reuse of treated water, due to the high efficiency in removal of chemicals and biological organisms. Conventional treatment systems can only achieve this through use of expensive, tertiary-level treatment technologies.
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