Water treatment 2050: treatment of wastewater becoming increasingly more important.

The world population is growing at an average rate of 2% each year. The forecast is that there will be 9 billion of us by 2050. This means more and more mouths to feed year after year. Inevitably, this is going to have a major impact on industry. Especially when we consider the water treatment industry

Better crop protection

In many regions around the globe, making sure everybody has enough to eat is a huge challenge. Everything starts out with decent crop yields and especially by avoiding crop failures.

With this aim in mind, phyto-pharmaceutical companies around the world are constantly developing new products to deliver increasingly better crop protection against external attacks, so as to step up yields per land surface area unit.

Wastewater treatment goes hand in hand with crop protection products

As part of the manufacturing of these crop protection products (pesticides, fungicides, herbicides, etc.), many of these companies find themselves dealing with the industrial effluent that is generated in the process.

The sources of this kind of wastewater are many and varied: from rinsing the mixing tanks or reactors, all the way up to rainwater. In which case the effluent is typically polluted with chlorinated hydrocarbons, organophosphate compounds or carbamates.

DESOTEC: tailored industrial wastewater treatment

MOBICON wastewater filter

DESOTEC has an extensive track record in treating wastewater and process water and delivers a customised water treatment process.

DESOTEC designs, supplies and installs mobile active carbon filters that remove the aforesaid pollution from the water, whereby the adsorbed molecules are destroyed in our own recycling plants for the spent active carbon. Our MOBICON® filters have been specifically designed for the purpose of wastewater treatment, groundwater remediation, process water filtering and any number of other industrial applications.


At DESOTEC’s facilities, all used carbon is analysed so the right measures can be taken for handling and removing the saturated carbon out of the mobile filters. All molecules that were adsorbed on the activated carbon at the customers’ site, are desorbed inside DESOTEC’s reactivation furnaces. These contaminants are then fully destroyed, in accordance with National and European legislationby an incineration and neutralisation setup. The entire installation and it's emissions are under continuous on-line monitoring, which guarantees that only harmless water vapour is seen exiting the chimney.