- EC Principles
Thincell offers all the benefits that are required, reduced costs, effective operations throughout the process, and creating safety / environmental advantages.
While traditional electrocoagulation technology has proven to be effective in industrial applications for more than a century, its effectiveness has been compromised by passivation. This condition includes premature and harmful scaling, oxidation and pitting of the sacrificial anodes and cathodes. Passivation can occur within hours of startup, accelerating power consumption until the process has to be shut down for cleaning or electrode replacement.
The Thincell electrochemical process uses proprietary, easy-to-replace sacrificial, multivalent electrodes that release metal ions and are fully consumed during the process.
With Thincell, power consumption is consistent, with amperage that is not impacted by passivation, when compared to traditional electrocoagulation.
Thincell eliminates passivation.
Traditional Electrocoagulation methods are impacted by low conductivity more than Thincell. With linear current paths between the sacrificial electrodes, there is restricted current transmission. When coupled with passivation of the anode and cathode plates, there is an increased power demand and a reduced surface area on the electrodes. This combination makes traditional electrocoagulation largely ineffective with low conductivity waters.
Thincell technology incorporates patented, proprietary, non-passivating anodes and cathodes. Using sacrificial bi-polar electrodes separated by water molecules, the Thincell treatment forms a ‘conductivity bridge’ that makes treatment possible even in low conductivity water.
The end result for the Thincell solution is a new, more robust method of cost effectively treating contaminants from process water and waste water.