With less than one-hour retention time in the reactor, the Athos™ process results in:
- Continuous and safe oxidation, under continuous mixing;
- High mineralization (less than 5% organic carbon content in the solid residue);
- Separation between liquid and mineral phases;
- Easily biodegradable liquid sidestream.
The heat released by the oxidation reaction is recovered to pre-heat the sludge, with no external energy supply.