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- Carbonxt is a renowned cleantech firm providing environmental solutions with high-performance products.
- Carbonxt’s HydRestorTM technology is designed to reduce nutrient loading in water and reduce phosphorus concentrations.
- The technology is one of the most effective and eco-friendly solutions apt for industries facing problems due to high phosphate accumulation in water.
- HydRestorTM technology was selected as the treatment option for an Innovative Technology Grant by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.
Industries often face the problem of excessive algae growth in water tanks and similar storage equipment. Generally, the growth of algae is triggered by excess phosphorus in water, which can be brought under control by timely removal of the nutrient from the water at water treatment plants. But do we have any viable solutions for the hitch?
Fast-growing cleantech company Carbonxt Group Limited (ASX:CG1) has developed HydRestor™, a unique phosphorus recovery technology to serve the purpose. The versatile technology has been developed specifically for removal of phosphorus in various water-phase applications. It is a result of the company’s superlative skills in pellet manufacturing combined with the primitive process of removing phosphorus from water.
In the first quarter of 2022, HydRestor™ was selected as an innovative technology for an extensive research program funded through the state of Florida and local municipalities.
How does HydRestor™ solve the problem?
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HydRestor™, a high-quality pelletised activated carbon sorbent, is patented and wholly owned by the Company. The technology is formulated to target the removal of phosphorus from wastewater, stormwater, and industrial processes.
When HydRestor™ is put in a water tank, a huge percentage of total phosphorus is removed from the reclaimed water. The pellets have a high affinity for phosphorus compounds. It has demonstrated its capability to eliminate approximately 95% of total phosphorus present in water. This way, industries can fulfil various stringent regulatory compliance requirements as well.
HydRestor™ has been developed by Carbonxt considering the need for sustainable development processes in order to curb the damage caused to environment. Also, it helps business suffice the surge in demand for compliance maintenance and keep their processes eco-friendly.
HydRestorTM vs. conventional cleaning solutions
Industries using the standard method of chemical precipitation of phosphorus using metal salts have to deal with the mishmash of chemical sludge and wasted phosphorus. At places where phosphorus is hacked off using biological processes has its own challenges. The method involves phosphate accumulating organisms which grow under peculiar conditions which makes it an uphill task.
However, using HydRestorTM stands out as a distinctive nutrient recovery technology which can be put in use effortlessly without much ado. Also, the water filter technology allows to recover and reuse the captured phosphate. The spent HydRestor™ media can be employed as a slow-release soil amendment. This way the captured phosphate enriches the soil and boosts vegetative growth.
Recognising the phenomenal capability of the technology, the U.S. Department of Energy honoured Carbonxt as one of 10 winners of Water Resource Recovery Prize in 2022.
CG1 shares were trading at AU$0.230 midday on 23 May 2022, with market capitalisation of AU$43.53 million.
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