“Unlimited water for a 10.000 million humankind”, Ruth Canicio’s (Hydrokemos’ CEO) conference in Expoquimia 2017

“Unlimited water for a 10.000 million humankind”, Ruth Canicio’s (Hydrokemos’ CEO) conference in Expoquimia 2017
Ruth Canicio, Hydrokemos’ CEO
“Unlimited water for a 10.000 million humankind”, Ruth Canicio’s (Hydrokemos’ CEO) conference in Expoquimia 2017
Conference video

Hydrokemos CEO, Ruth Canicio, offered, last October 4th, the conference “Unlimited water for a 10.000 million humankind” in Networking Area of 2017 Expoquimia fair, a presentation where the Hydrokemos’ electrodenitrifacation technology has been introduced as system to remove wastewater nitrates.

As Ruth Canicio explained, the invention of the Haber & Bosch process in the early twentieth century permitted the existence and subsistence of 2/3 of humankind, nowadays estimated in 7.500 million people. The natural nitrogen fixation in agricultural fields allows obtaining harvests and cattle to feed about 3.500 million people. Nitrogen fertilisers synthesized from the air by Haber & Bosch allow feeding the current 7.500 million people. The unwanted side-effect has been the nitrate excess on the territories, derived from the fertiliser use and the dumping of cattle droppings, which has percolated to the aquifers until, in too many cases, making them unfit for human consumption: on average, in 20% of the EU’s wells.

Hydrokemos’ electrodenitrification technology a hundred years later, rebalances the cycle by transforming the dissolved nitrates in aquifers’ water into air (nitrogen) that produced them and also allows the nitrate removal from industrial processes.

About Hydrokemos

Hydrokemos is a spin-off of IQS (Institut Químic de Sarrià), founded in 2008 by Prof. Dr. José-Alfonso Canicio and directed by the Ing. Ruth Canicio, CEO of HYK.

Hydrokemos’s head office is located in Torelló (Barcelona) and its laboratories at the IQS facilities in Barcelona.

Currently, the HYK team consists of 9 people and counts on the scientific advice of Prof. Dr. José-Alfonso Canicio, president of dr. canicio consulting chemist.