PEF for Water Treatment

Product Examples: Water treatment, wastewater treatment, processing water treatment.

Aim of PEF Treatment: Cell disintegration, microbial inactivation, enhanced liquid-solid separation, industry water reuse.

Volume Reduction

PEF is applied in areas such as sludge disintegration, aiding in the reduction of solid waste volume in wastewater. This treatment not only decreases the amount of waste that needs disposal but also enhances methane production through anaerobic digestion by rupturing the cell walls of biosolids. Additionally, PEF processing of wastewater biosolids inactivates pathogens, thereby improving the decontamination of municipal and industrial wastewater and increasing water reuse in industry.

Benefits of PEF

  • Reduced water and energy consumption.
  • Waste reduction.
  • Enhanced methane production.
  • Increased water reuse.
  • Continuous process and quick treatment technique.
  • Compact equipment footprint and quick process startup.
  • Low energy requirements.
  • Scalable equipment for both low and high volumes.

More information

PEF is suitable for decontaminating liquids (microbial inactivation) in pumpable products with a particle diameter of less than 20 mm. For cell disintegration purposes (tissue softening), there are no size limitations for the raw products. Pulsemaster has developed industrial-scale equipment, named Conditioner, with treatment capacities up to 5,000 liters per hour (1320 US gallons per hour) for microbial inactivation, and up to 50,000 kg/h (110,000 lb/h) for cell disintegration.

PEF + Waste and Processing Water Treatment?