Metal recovery from waste water
From 2012 to 2016, the forerunner of W&F Technologies BV participated in an EU research project called ‘BioelectroMET’. The aim of ‘BioelectroMET’ was to develop a BES that is capable of recovering metals from process streams using electron donors that are available on-site. Process streams that could be used originate for example from mines (e.g. acid mine drainage) and the metal winning industry. This project resulted in a pilot scale (1 m2) BES for copper recovery .