Ribati, by Amapex

Radically innovative bacterial treatment for recalcitrant industrial wastewater

Manufacturing industries are responsible for large loads of contaminants discharged in water. As each wastewater has different composition, each of them requires specific treatment in order to remove the contaminants. Treatments are expensive (€40-121,4/m3) and usually their efficiency is low – as little as 20% in some sectors.

Moreover, EU environmental regulations are becoming stricter. These facts are putting the industry at serious risk: factories may be forced to closure because of the high costs and the non-compliance with regulations, which involves heavy sanctions.

Our client, the Spanish company Amapex Environement SLU, has developed RIBATI, an integral industrial wastewater treatment service based on 3 key elements:

1) the active product, composed by a blend of a specific registered bacterial strain and a selected variety of 12 oligoelements; 2) the Smart Doser Unit, an exclusive automatic device that adjusts dose, time, temperature and life cycle of the active product; and 3) an integral service including a landing study, installation, maintenance, supply of active product and recurrent analysis of the treated wastewaters.

RIBATI has been tested with more than 30 potential clients with promising results: leading up to 59% savings and allowing for water reuse in some water-intensive industries like the textile sector. Their solution is adapted to the industry’s needs and it also adapts to the needs of every individual client.

With the aim of obtaining the grant they needed to carry out their project, Amapex submitted their proposal to the October 2019 call of the EIC Accelerator and, after passing the interview phase in Brussels, we are pleased to announce that they have won the grant.

It is a great joy for Aristos to share this success of Amapex and we wish them good luck in the development of this fantastic project.

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