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Element Six has announced the next generation of its Diamox electrochemical advanced oxidation cell technology. 

Diamox is a cost effective and highly efficient wastewater treatment electrochemical cell, designed using free-standing boron doped diamond electrodes. Diamox is effective in treating extremely contaminated industrial wastewater that cannot be treated by biological methods. 

The latest Diamox technology has been significantly redesigned with increased capacity and improved efficiency for more cost-effective treatment of waste streams. Through a combination of increasing the electrode area, and the power density that the cell operates at, the new 20 cell version has five-times the oxidation capacity of earlier generations.

Diamox is a small footprint packaged product that can be scaled in size for incorporation into any existing or new industrial water treatment plant – enabling on-site treatment systems that are simple to operate and maintain.

Diamox was recently leveraged in a successful pilot project by an industry leading wastewater treatment company for use in treating highly contaminated spent caustic streams, such as those generated by refineries producing clean fuel. In a series of treatment studies Diamox was proven for different mixed spent caustics from a refinery process to reduce the chemical oxygen demand (COD) by over 90 per cent with an output that is safe to discharge into the environment.

Diamox technology has been successfully used for the treatment of pharmaceutical wastewater, textile dye house wastewater treatments, and refinery spent caustics treatment.  It provides a cleaner solution for the environment compared to alternatives such as deep well injection, incineration, or hydrogen peroxide advanced oxidation.