OriginClear Inc., Los Angeles, completed development and testing of AOxPlus, a patent-pending method to produce hydroxyl radicals in large quantities to treat highly-contaminated wastewater.
The highly-reactive hydroxyl radical is said to deliver more than twice the oxidation, or cleansing power, of chlorine without the toxic byproducts. Based on laboratory testing, OriginClear engineers estimate that the new AOxPlus can produce 10,000 times more hydroxyl radicals than the original AOx technology.
To generate these new levels of hydroxyl, the OriginClear research team used a special air-breathing membrane in a new reactor, disintegrating hard-to-remove contaminants. AOxPlus does not require chemical injection, or clear water, and is said to deliver a more efficient treatment solution to sectors that produce highly-contaminated wastewater, such as the food industry.