‘New EColoRO concept slashes both water consumption and costs using environmentally responsible technologies’

Textile mills can reduce their water consumption by up to 90 percent using the EColoRO concept, which consists of electrocoagulation followed by membrane filtration, to treat their wastewater and then recycle it.

In June 2015 a European consortium led by the Dutch company EColoRO BV in Leeuwarden and the Institute for Sustainable Process Technology (ISPT) in Amersfoort, the Netherlands commenced a 3,5-year project to demonstrate the new technology on site and on a full industrial scale, first at a textile mill in Belgium and later at a textile mill in Italy.

 

In brief:

  • Project Name: ECWRTI (fonetic: ek-wer-tee), Electro Coagulation for Water Recycling in Textile Industry
  • Overall Project Coördination: ISPT, Institute for Sustainable Process Technology
  • Operational Management: EColoRO BV
  • Budget H2020: 3.7 Million EUR of funding under Horizon 2020
  • Total Budget: 4.8 Million EUR
  • Duration: June ’15 – December ’18
  • Consortium Partners: EColoRO BV, Morselt Borne BV, VITO, EURATEX, Utexbel, INOTEX Ltd. & ISPT