Water decontamination technology for the removal of recalcitrant xenobiotic compounds based on atmospheric plasma technology


Currently available wastewater treatments based on physico-chemical and biological processes are limited, since they are unable to efficiently remove recalcitrant xenobiotics substances. To be able to comply with EU regulations in the future the WaterPlasma project aims at developing an innovative decontamination process based on a one atmosphere uniform glow discharge (“OAUGD”) plasma reactor that makes it possible to eliminate recalcitrant molecules without the need of chemicals and filters or without resulting in residual materials.

Project information

  • Project duration: 01.01.2011 – 31.12.2012
  • Coordinated by Ventilaqua – Tratamento de Águas e Efluentes Lda


The research leading to results in this project receives funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement n° 262033