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Graphic element An advanced membrane system for separating acid from ester
     
 
A new system replaces less efficient and less environmentally friendly distillation processes. Recovered products can be reused in a variety of chemical substances.
 

As global concern about industrial pollution grows, increasingly stringent environmental regulations are being imposed on the discharge, treatment and disposal of industrial effluents. While this can mean significant cost increases for producers, it has also served as an impetus in the development of new recovery and purification processes. The separation and removal of acids from waste effluents is now both a means of waste purification and a way to recover a marketable product.

This project was aimed at developing an advanced membrane system for separating acid from ester, replacing the less efficient and less environmentally friendly traditional distillation process. The recovered products can be reused in the production of a variety of chemical substances at affordable costs.

The prime project partner has already achieved a cumulated turnover of over 3 million euro through sales of recovered products. For some applications, the company is now the sole supplier.

Cordis RCN: 6399
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