From an idea over marketability up to a established product
For the basic research around the MOL®LIK-technology, the MOL Katalysatortechnik GmbH received an award for the project results, which where encouraged within in the Central Innovation Program for small and medium-sized businesses, for their individual project of the year on May 18, 2017, on the occasion of the innovation day small and medium-sized businesses 2017 of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy in Berlin.
MOL Katalysatortechnik GmbH energetic reuse of cooling water
By installing MOLLIK units from MOL Katalysatortechnik GmbH, the cooling water of the Rostock power plant is cleaned without the use of biocides or energetic radiation to such an extent that it can be used further in the nearby fertilizer plant. The energetic residual heat consumption of the cooling water discharge in the ammonia evaporation leads to an annual saving of 1,700 tons of oil. At the same time, the entry temperature of the water into the Baltic Sea is significantly reduced.
With this concept, MOL Katalysatortechnik GmbH has applied for the prize of the Umweltallianz Sachsen-Anhalt (environmental alliance Saxony-Anhalt) 2016 and has become one of the finalists.
On 2016/09/22 the German newspaper Mitteldeutsche Zeitung (MZ) has published an interesting article about the international relations of MOL Katalysatortechnik GmbH with its biocide-free water treatment process – MOL LIK -.
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MOL catalyst technology from Merseburg across the pond – MZ-Web.de on 2016/09/22 (only available in german)
“In the public indoor swimming pool of Merseburg the innovative mol-Lik process of MOL Katalysatortechnik ensures for a long time safe bath pleasure. “LIK” stands for light-induced catalysis. Light therefore supports the cleaning process, developed by CEO Dr. Jürgen Koppe and his team, which operates with the aid of ultra-thin mineral-metal foils. ”
Clean water is essential for a healthy life and well-being.
Maintaining this is equally important to many industries and production processes. However, water resources are under pressure due to human activities, with safe utilization of water constantly at risk, due in part to flood disasters, epidemics, infections, and the emergence of multi-resistant germs.
Water research is an ongoing international effort. The development and transfer of new knowledge, including practical conclusions gained from it, remains a worldwide challenge.
In Merseburg, a novel technology which has led to both a deeper fundamental understanding of the underlying reaction mechanisms and practical ways of treating water using minimal amounts of chemicals, was discovered nearly 10 years ago. Since then this technology has evolved into a multidisciplinary effort bringing safe, clean, and efficient water treatment solutions to many applications.
The aim of the 1st International MerWaterDays is to discuss the current status and knowledge of this technology and present examples and applications. A major emphasis is put on the discussion and interpretation of mechanisms and processes taking place within the water, and how this understanding will influence future research, development, as weil as create new opportunities. Lectures and discussions will be complemented by practical examples which demonstrate the use and performance of the technology.
With the project “Our Water for today and tomorrow” – Chemical-
free water treatment the MOL Katalysatortechnik GmbH is one of the 100 lucky winners of the contest “excellent places in the country of ideas” in 2016.
Under the motto “neighborhood creates innovation – Community as model for success”, the project “excellent places in the country of ideas” provides an convincing answer to the question how collective action can provide innovative solutions to tomorrow’s challenges. With the competition commend the initiative “Germany – Land of Ideas” and the German Bank pioneering ideas that exploit the potential of neighborhood within the meaning of community, cooperation and networking, thus creating added value for society to solve current or future challenges.
Among approximately 1,000 applications the project with the title “Our water for today and tomorrow” – Chemical-free water treatment was chosen by a jury as one of 100 excellent places in Germany.
74 candidates were nominated as the most innovative company for the Hugo-Junkers-Price Sachsen-Anhalt. On 12.15.2015 the MOL Katalysatortechnik GmbH and 14 other companys gets awarded by the Hugo-Junkers-Price in Merseburg Ständehaus.
The Mitteldeutsche Zeitung reported this online 12/15/2015 (the article is only available in german):