Cross section through Titanium AOP reactor
The Advanced Oxidation Process (AOP) that is at the heart of the system has been shown to provide an exceptional capacity to decompose any carbon based / organic matter that is present within water. The technology is unselective in its destruction mechanism which is to extract the “h” atom from anything organic within the water thus allowing the technology to offer complete oxidation and purification of the water system that represents a watershed in the advancement of water treatment technology.
Until now where high pollutants and organics and pollutants were present in water, unstable high maintenance chemical systems such as Ozone have been used. The alternative is now available through the use of the Titanium AOP system that offers the highest purification rates in a chemical free, low energy, environmentally friendly package that is also simple and cost effective to maintain.
The process uses a Titanium vessel with a unique titanium dioxide coating on the internal surface. The AOP exploits the photo-catalytic effect created when UV at 254nm reacts on the Titanium Dioxide coating in the presence of water. This process generates a Photo-Catalytic Oxidation reaction which is stronger than any other common oxidant. This reaction will oxidise and destroy any organic pollutant present.
The Photo-Catalytic Reaction is so strong that if no pollutants are present it oxidises water to Hydroxyl Radicals. These Hydroxyl Radicals are also very high strength oxidising agents which are mobile and hence destroy those pollutants present in the main water stream. The Photo-Catalytic Oxidation reaction in combination with the effect of the Hydroxyl Radicals makes the Titanium AOP the strongest oxidising system available.
The reaction is so quick that the Hydroxyl Radical exists for only a few milliseconds before reverting back to the stable state of water.