Objetivo del proyecto

The main objective of ETECHU is to develop a process based on electrochemical technologies to reduce the environmental and sanitary impact of hospital effluents by direct treatment of hospital urine, due to their chemical and biological risk. ETECHU does not intend to evaluate the best electrochemical technology for the complete degradation of pharmaceuticals (which implies a higher energy consumption and therefore a higher cost), but to implement a technology for the conversion of potentially hazardous pharmaceuticals into other less hazardous intermediate compounds. Thus, treated hospital urines can be discharged to the sewage network without generating problems in urban wastewater treatment plants and without contributing to the proliferation of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Furthermore, the implemented technology will be able to reach adequate levels of disinfection and avoid the generation of undesirable by-products.