Evonik using new tech to ‘dope’ bacteria for wastewater treatment


Specialty chemicals company Evonik is using its membrane technology to support the wastewater treatment industry by doping microorganisms that take over important material conversion reactions in the biological treatment of wastewater with oxygen.

Set to present its findings at environmental technologies trade fair IFAT in Munich (May 30th – June 3rd), Evonik plans to generate oxygen-enriched air using its SEPURAN N2 hollow-fibre membranes. 

Originally designed for efficient gas separation, the Austrian membrane specialist aims to harness its technology to support sustainable wastewater treatment, especially as population growth rates in urban areas continue to increase. 

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