Research and Development


Inno-Water Inc. participates as an R&D subcontractor in an R&D project named „Development of the minimum energy consumption, complex, mobile water treatment technology for still and running waters based on functional natural ecosystems (mussel filtering)” numbered GINOP-2.1.1-15-2016-01087, with the participation of S+H Portfolio Vagyonkezelő és Munkaerőgazdálkodási Inc. and CEMENT Építőanyag Kereskedelmi és Szolgáltató Ltd.

The goal of the project is to develop a new, innovative and natural water treatment technology using freshwater mussels. The “Mussel island” to be developed is going to be a multi-functional, mobile floating facility with a reactor space underwater that holds large amounts of mussels bred for the purpose of biological filtration of the water flowing through the cages.

The mussels used in this project can filter 0,3-0,7 l of water per hour and clean it from every suspended contaminants exceeding 1 μm in size, which means that organic matter, plant nutrients and other contaminants bound to suspended soils can be removed with high efficiency. With regulating the waste of the mussels themselves (e.g. feces, dead specimens) the ecological state of the treated waters can be significantly improved by the decreasing amount of nitrogen and phosphate species, and the filtration of fito- and zooplanktons and suspended soils increase the transparency of water.

The project proposes the development and testing of a prototype of an eco-friendly water treatment technology based on ecological processes. During our work we determine the working parameters (water flow rate, water temperature, waste management cycles) of the devices along with the costs of the removal of each pollutant.

In this project we develop a new, innovative water treatment technology for which we build a prototype and its operation manual. Compared to natural ecosystem-based technologies the new technology (mussel island) excels in mobility and adaptability to a wide range of sites (running waters, still waters, sewage etc). The biogenic waste produced in the technology (the excrements and the mussels themselves) can be directly used in agriculture as fertilisers after the appropriate treatment.


S+H Portfolio Vagyonkezelő és Munkaerőgazdálkodási Inc.