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RBK News: St. Petersburg scientists have shown a unique device for water purification

Chemists of St. Petersburg State University within the framework of the international OneDrop project have started testing an innovative development — a mobile plant that allows to neutralize and purify industrial wastewater to the state of drinking water. It is no bigger than a microwave oven and can decontaminate up to 150…


78 News: Scientists from Saint Petersburg have created a innovative unit for waterbodies purification

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…


OneDrop at Towards the Circular Mining Economy Webinar

On February 12, 2021, Towards the Circular Mining Economy Webinar was held. The event was organized by LUT University and The Finnish Institute in St. Petersburg. Hamid Roozbahani from LUT and Daria Navolotskaya from St. Petersburg State University gave a presentation about the OneDrop Project - A Novel Mobile Water Purification…


Russian-Finnish round table “Commencement of proceedings in the Southern Savo region (Finland). From theory to practice

On the 18th of January Employees of NPK Omega represented by Vladimir Brunman, Vadim Sanzharov, and Faina Livshits attended the Russian-Finnish round table "Commencement of proceedings in the Southern Savo region (Finland). From theory to practice". The meeting discussed investment issues, opportunities to consolidate business in…


Polytech successfully continues to work on the CBC OneDrop project

Higher School of Automation and Robotics in cooperation with partners from LUT University, St. Petersburg State University, Port of Lappeenranta and NPK Omega proceeded to the final stage of works on the international project "Innovative mobile plant for water treatment (OneDrop)" in the framework of cross-border cooperation…


Lappeenranta wastewater plant visit

Ladan, Majed and Hamid visited the Lappeenranta wastewater plant on 29th June. Lappeenranta wastewater is treated mechanically, chemically, and biologically at four treatment plants. There are several processes in water treatment such as screening, sand sedimentation, coagulation (add ferrous sulfate), primary clarification,…


Water sampling from the Seleznevka river/Rakkolanjoki

The Seleznevka river is a common water body between Russia and Finland. In Finland, the river is called Rakkolanjoki (fin. Rakkolanjoki). In Russia, the Seleznevka flows through the territory of the Vyborgsky district of the Leningrad region, in Finland – through the territory of Lappeenranta. Length is 53 km (across…


Europe’s best wastewater treatment plant

In the 2020s, wastewater in the Lappeenranta region will be pumped through new pipelines to a state of the art treatment plant to be constructed in Hyväristönmäki. The water treatment requirements will be Finland’s strictest, on account of the extreme sensitivity of the receiving waters. According to the preliminary plans, the…


OneDrop sodium ferrate equipment in the news

The video available only in Russian https://topspb.tv/uploaded/videos/politeh-stoki-9hd480.mp4


Sodium ferrate generation stand

29.09.20 A stand that was made by NPK “Omega” together with Polytechnic University was handed over to the State University. It was made using modern German and American equipment for testing a sodium ferrate generator cell and conducting experiments on wastewater treatment of various origins. Before the stand was transferred, a…


Press Release

Via this project, the partners are planning to do extensive research in the field of water treatment, water purification and management of water pollution. The objective of this project is to study, design and develop a mobile water purification plant based on a novel methodology. Using this new approach the technology of water purification moves to the next level, which is easier to approach for everyone, everywhere with much cheaper price. The mobility function of this plant makes it easier to transports the unit to areas where are hard to access. In addition, the plant is very useful for poor countries with lack of access to stationary clean water. The method is much cheaper than the traditional method and the plant does work even with solar panels. This project has a huge target area. The first target is to revolutionize the current water purification approach everywhere in the world. Also in a more detailed approach, poor countries, which suffer from lack of access to clean water, are the emergency type of users of this novel system. 

The project main outputs are: 

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