EKOGRID

About This Project

The presence of pollutants in fresh, ground and seawater threatens wildlife and ecosystems and raises concerns for public health. Water pollution indeed not only puts biodiversity at risk and disrupts the fragile equilibrium that exists underwater, but also affects economic activities, such as fisheries, aquaculture and tourism. Current water and seabed remediation methods cause great disturbances to the specific site ecosystem or use additional chemical products posing potential risks for the environment and increasing costs.

 

EKOGRID™, is a patented method which cleverly utilizes certain well-known electrokinetic and electrochemical reactions to enhance bioremediation and break down organic pollutants in soil, groundwater and sediment. It utilizes the electro-capacitive nature of soil to boost the self-healing power of nature, strengthening and speeding up the remediation process by treating in a single year sites that would have been contaminated for decades. It is a sustainable, safer and cost-effective solution to speed up water and sediment remediation at any condition.

 

Beyond improving water and seabed quality, EKOGRID™ also compacts the bottom sediments in water bodies thus reducing their water content and binding nutrients to the seabed avoiding eutrophication and algae growth in seawater, coastal ponds and lakes.

Topic
SC5- Boosting the potential of small businesses in the areas of climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials
Year

2017

Cutoff

November

Beneficiaries

Coordinator

Eko harden Technologies Oy

Country

Finland

Website

ekogrid.fi