Lidocaine removal from water

Lidocaine removal from water is straightforward and inexpensive with our Nyex Rosalox system. The pollutant is first absorbed onto our Nyex media and then reduced into water and gas (vented away) using a small electric current which passes through the Nyex media and the pollutant. The means the energy consumption is optimised and the cost of operations lowered.

Nyex Rosalox

Our Nyex water treatment technology successfully removed over 99% of Lidocaine from 0.0036 µg/L to below trace levels.

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Does GAC remove lidocaine from water?

Granular Activated Carbon (GAC) filtration is a common method used to remove organic compounds from water. While GAC can effectively adsorb lidocaine, it has certain limitations. The process requires frequent replacement or reactivation of carbon filters due to saturation, which can be costly and time-consuming.

Additionally, GAC filtration alone may not provide complete removal of lidocaine and may require complementary treatment methods.

Does ozone remove lidocaine from water?

An ozone-based oxidation system is another approach used for lidocaine removal. Ozone reacts with lidocaine molecules, breaking them down into simpler compounds through oxidation.

However, ozone-based systems require careful handling of ozone, as it is a hazardous gas. Operators must implement proper safety protocols and invest in appropriate equipment, increasing operational complexity and costs.

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Lidocaine is a nerve-blocking medication used to numb bodily tissue. It clearly needs to be removed from manufacturing effluent streams and luckily our Nyex water treatment is very effective in lidocaine removal from water. We have achieved a 99% removal rate of lidocaine from 0.0036 µg/L to below the limit of detection.