ADVANCED OXIDATION PRO
Advanced Oxidation Pro is a consulting company specializes in water and wastewater treatment using advanced oxidation processes (AOPs). The company groups global and local experts in AOP, which cover biological, chemical and engineering aspects of these unique processes. The group is led by Dr. Yaal Lester, which has more than 15-years experience in the development and investigation of different AOPs. The company provides high-level consulting services, as well as projects management, design and oversight, combining industrial and engineering know-how with high level academic experience,
ABOUT THE TECHNOLOGY
Advanced oxidation processes (AOPs) are treatments which rely on the accelerated generation of hydroxyl radicals (OH), one of the most powerful oxidizing agents in nature. OH radicals react and destroy any organic and inorganic contaminants in water and wastewater. The most popular AOPs are based on the combination of ozone or UV light with different chemicals, such as UV/H2O2, ozone/H2O2 and photoFenton (UV/H2O2/Fe). Another high-potential process is photocatalysis, incorporating semiconductor catalyst with UV or solar light. Emerging AOPs include hydraulic and ultrasound cavitation, arc plasma and other OH-generating processes. AOPs are considered the only viable treatment methods for effluents containing refractory, toxic, and non-biodegradable materials, and their major advantages are complete mineralization of organics (without any sludge or waste stream) and easy combination with biological processes
DEGRADATION OF WATER AND WASTEWATER CONTAMINANTS
Advanced oxidation processes are the only commercially available technology able to completely destruct non-biodegradable water and wastewater contaminants. Target compounds include pesticides, taste&odor chemicals, emerging contaminants and more. UV-based AOPs were marked as Best-Available-Technology by the USEPA for tertiary treatment of wastewater for indirect potable reuse
DISINFECTION- INACTIVATION OF PATHOGENIC MICROORGANISMS
Hydroxyl radicals (HO•) can inactivate microorganisms through lipid peroxidation and/or damage to membrane integrity, DNA and proteins. Lipid peroxidation, that is the conversion of unsaturated lipids to polar lipid hydroperoxides, results in decreased membrane ﬂuidity and alters membrane properties
INCREASE WASTEWATER BIO-DEGRADABILITY
Oxidants such as OH radicals are known to degrade large (non-biodegradable) organic molecules into small biodegradable ones. This is usually done through the addition of OH to aromatic rings, which facilitates ring-opening by bacteria in the biological treatment, and allows biodegradation. Treating 'hard' wastewaters with AOP increase the wastewater biochemical oxygen demand (BOD), improving subsequent biological treatment.
ABOUT OUR PROFESSIONALS
Yaal Lester Ph.D
Dr Lester has been working with advanced oxidation processes for more than 15 years. His experience includes a reach academic record at Israel Institute of Technology, Tel Aviv University and the University of Colorado. In addition, Lester has a broad experience in the water treatment market, working with traditional companies such as NETAFIM and high-tech companies such as Applied Cavitation and AquaPurity.
KEY SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS
ADVANCED OXIDATION PRO provides consulting services which focus on our clients' most critical issues: process selection and development, technical problems, treatment upscaling, chemical and biological questions and more.
PROCESS DESIGN AND OPTIMIZATION
ADVANCED OXIDATION PRO designs AOPs water and wastewater treatment systems at pilot- and full-scale. In addition, we conduct laboratory and on-site optimization tests to determine the optimal operational conditions.
ADVANCED OXIDATION PRO provides basic low-cost drinking water and wastewater analysis, Analyzed parameters include general quality characteristic as well as low concentration organic contaminants and toxic metals