Ferrate (VI) as a water purifier
Although Ferrate (VI) has long been known in science as a water purifier, it wasn’t possible, to produce it in a sustainable and stable way. Until one of the co-founders of Ferr-Tech found a formula during his master’s research with which sustainable, large-scale production can be done. “Instead of just a few seconds, the substance can now have a shelf life for up to two months. As a result, we can now get it to our end user via distribution channels”, says Judith Le Fèvre, co-owner and CMO of Ferr-tech.
A green solution to wastewater
What makes Ferrate (VI) so relevant in water purifying is that it enables a very enviornmentally friendly chemical wastewater treatment. There are no harmful chemicals involved.
It’s a true “green chemical” as Le Fèvre says. No harmful by-products are released and it is not harmful to humans or ecological systems. A win-win solution for the environment.
Ferr-Tech is already working on an exploration of their product in the Middle East and a pilot project in the United States. Le Fèvre told us “we are working in the US with a company that grows crops on water".
"First, we tested in Drenthe (The Netherlands) on a testing ground, now we ship out Ferraat (VI) via cargo flights to California”. Due to the special conditions in which the substance has to be transported, costs remain very high. If the pilot succeeds, vast opportunities will open up from the young startup to settle in the States.
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