The unit makes the water drinkable by using ferrates-special iron compounds.

St. Petersburg and Finnish scientists have created a prototype of a compact installation that purifies and makes drinkable water from reservoirs with the help of special iron compounds. This was reported in the press service of the St. Petersburg State University.

The St. Petersburg State University explained that a prototype installation, similar in size to a microwave oven, can decontaminate about 100-150 cubic meters of water per hour in one cycle. The device works without stopping, and a small amount of ferrates is needed to purify the water. They are used because of their high oxidative potential, which allows them to decompose most organic pollutants into water and carbon dioxide.

However, there is a problem when using, storing, and transporting ferrates. The fact is that they are unstable and decompose quickly. To eliminate this complexity, we launched a project to create a mobile water treatment plant. The innovative device itself produces ferrates, which can immediately be used for water purification and contamination localization.

Currently, scientists at St. Petersburg State University are working on a system for analytical control of water treatment processes in the plant and test it with selected pollutants, adding them to the water from the Seleznevka River.

Reference: Irina Sints. 78 TV Channel