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Up-scaling, demonstration and first market application of Hydrokemos’ patented technology as the most eco-efficient and cost-effective solution for nitrate polluted water treatment

Total Cost €


EC-Contrib. €






Project "WATIFY" data sheet

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postcode: 8570
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 Coordinator Country Spain [ES]
 Project website
 Total cost 1˙318˙660 €
 EC max contribution 923˙062 € (70%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.3.5. (SOCIETAL CHALLENGES - Climate action, Environment, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials)
2. H2020-EU.2.3.1. (Mainstreaming SME support, especially through a dedicated instrument)
 Code Call H2020-SMEINST-2-2015
 Funding Scheme SME-2
 Starting year 2015
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2015-12-01   to  2018-01-31


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    HYDROKEMOS SL ES (TORELLO) coordinator 923˙062.00


 Project objective

Hydrokemos, a high tech Spanish SME, aims to demonstrate and commercialise the first fully clean equipment to purify nitrate polluted water.

In the EU 20% of groundwater is contaminated by nitrates due to the use of fertilizers that have been and still are extensively applied in agriculture. On the other hand, demand for freshwater is increasing by 64 billion cubic meters every year. Groundwater is essential for meeting this increasing demand and existing solutions to purify it are highly inefficient and/or produce dangerous residues.

Electrodenitrification (technology developed and patented by Hydrokemos) is the first fully clean technology that destroys nitrates dissolved in water transforming them into air (no waste is produced) and generates energy that is re-inserted into the system making it extremely energy-efficient.

The objective of this project is to demonstrate – at full scale and in real market applications – the technical and commercial excellence of Hydrokemos’ unique technology. During the project, Hydrokemos will up-scale the existing prototypes building 4 full-scale prototypes to demonstrate its economic and technological performance across a range of typical industrial applications. These applications are: - Freshwater supply to food or metal industries; - Water purification for re-injection to public network; - Remediation of high nitrate waste-waters (metal industry and similar); - Prevent eutrophication;

Hydrokemos will then operate these full-scale prototypes in real operational conditions demonstrating that electrodenitrification achieves much better performance than any other available solution (at least -50% reduction in investment and 20% in performance).

Finally, business success means €38m incomes in year 5 with IRR 93% and NPV 7.523.711 € for Hydrokemos and generating also a very profitable business for its commercial stakeholders (NPV 16.415.453 € in 2022 for commercial distributors).


List of deliverables.
Report on dissemination, communication and IPR actions - Year 1 Documents, reports 2019-05-30 15:03:39
Communication and knowledge protection plan Documents, reports 2019-05-30 15:03:23
Report on dissemination, communication and IPR actions - Year 2 Documents, reports 2019-05-31 12:03:15

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