Residues of medicines and pesticides are a severe problem in our waste water and water supply. Dilution to very low concentrations makes it impossible to purify the water in our water treatment plants. Treating these chemicals at the source when concentrations are higher with plasma before they are discharged into the sewage system is an achievable approach and requires less energy than conventional methods.
Water that is treated with plasma is thoroughly disinfected, an application that can be used to treat process water, irrigation water, waste water and other water streams.
(Under development with Radboudumc)