MIDES receives patent on MDC
The MIDES consortium is pleased to announced that it has received a patent on “Method of desalination and wastewater treatment in a microbial desalination cell (MDC) reactor.” The patent awarded by the European Patent Office on 26 August 2020 is in the classification of Combined electrochemical biological processes: electrochemical treatment and biological treatment are directly combined, e.g. the electrodes being covered by a biofilm or electrodes being directly immersed in an activated sludge tank.
The MDC invention on the patent announcement is described as related to a method of desalination and wastewater treatment in a microbial desalination cell reactor. Particularly, the present invention is related to a method for simultaneously treat wastewater and desalinate brackish/saline water using a new method based on a Microbial electrochemical Technology.