Key questions

  • What improvements are required to overcome the water crisis?
  • Freshwater: limited resource?
  • How well is the humanity familiar with current water pollution situation
    in the world?
  • What are the benefits associated with a new water treatment approach?


  • Guarantee the right to water;
  • Decentralize the responsibility for water;
  • Develop know-how at the local level;
  • Increase and improve financing;
  • Evaluate and monitor water resources.

Project objectives

  • Extensive research on novel water purification approach;
  • Design a pilot plant of the purification system;
  • Development of the pilot plant;
  • Test the plant with couple of biggest end users in the region;
  • Design and development of mobile plant.

OneDrop - How it works

The project concentrates on conducting research, construction principles and design of comprehensive electrolysis unit that produces sodium ferrate from the steel anode and sodium hydroxide solution. Ferrate permits to carry on water treatment at the municipal water supplies or enterprise territory and the treatment of industrial wastewaters or drinking water.

The unit ensures that treated wastewaters discharged into the environment without any harm. Integrated electrolysis unit for the production of reagents for drinking water purification and wastewaters treatment does not have any domestic analogues and can ensure the competitiveness of the domestic water treatment processing systems compared to foreign-made analogues by price, productiveness and energy efficiency.

The project is co-funded by the European Union.

Development of the final water purification installation

The research group from the Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (Russia) have joined the research team at LUT University (Finland) on February 17 and 18 to collaborate on the development of the final water purification installation. This is the second visit of the technical team of the Peter the Great St.…

Tesim ENI CBC about CBC OneDrop Project

The project manager of the CBC OneDrop project Hamid Roozbahani talked with Tesim ENI CBC about the innovative side of the project, the advantage of sodium ferrate as a chemical and its on-site production, practical usage of the sodium ferrate and its benefits for environmental usage. Read the full article here 

Dmitrii Motorin’s interview with Tesim ENI CBC

Dmitrii Motorin is a researcher in the CBC OneDrop project, his work is concentrated on studying the application of ferrate oxidation to the field of automatization of oil spills cleaning. Dmitrii talked with Tesim ENI CBC about how he ended up working with the CBC OneDrop project, his role in the project and shared his thoughts…