A puzzling preliminary result from a galvanising works in Italy.
"Dear friends, we'd like to share with you this first outcome about our depollution work on a galvanic workshop in Italy.
These are our results on Hexavalent Chromium and Nickel decrease.
Of course the work is not done yet, but we consider it a very good first step to solve the problem.
All the best!"
"REDUCTION OF HEAVY METAL POLLUTANTS IN GALVANIC WASTEWATER BY ECO-SUSTAINABLE DEPOLLUTION METHODS
INTRODUCTION: In recent decades there is an increasing concern for environment deterioration
due to the large population increase and, consequently, industrial and agricultural activity increase.
Soil and source waters (surface water and groundwater) became increasingly contaminated by a
wide variety of chemical pollutants (organic and inorganic chemicals, heavy metals, etc.) of
primarily industrial and agricultural origin.
These chemical pollutants tend to be persistent in environmental matrices (water, soils, sediments or
biota) and are associated with soil eco-toxicological consequences (metabolic perturbation of soil
resident biota, soil fertility and agricultural productivity reduction) and with health problems
(cancer, birth defect, central nervous system disorders, kidney and liver toxicity, etc.).
International organizations, such as U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and World
Health Organization (WHO), are deeply involved in environment pollution matter and have
established guidelines for preventing, reducing and eliminating pollution, emphasizing the
importance of research and studies to identify the best available technology for preventing and
reducing pollution which could be not only effective but could have both economically and feasible
EUREKA Research Institute (Italy) for years is dealing with environment depollution, trying to
develop methods and homeopathic remedies able to support soil and water cleanup in both
economical and feasible way.
AIM: The aim of this study was to verify the efficacy of EUREKA homeopathic remedy (A70)
recently studied for Galvanic industry wastewater depollution, in reducing Chromium VI and
Nickel load in wastewater.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: 60 litres of wastewater from Galvanic industry, taken before the
wastewater enters the physical-chemical depollution system, was divided into two tanks (30
litres/tank): Tank 1 was the Control, Tank 2 was the Treated.
A sample of Control has been immediately sent to the laboratory for chemical analysis (sample of
09.28.2015 - Basal Sampling).
Tank 2 was treated 2 times with A70-EUREKA remedy (1 ml of A70 in 1 m3 of Galvanic
wastewater), the first time on 09.29.2015 and the second one approximately after 2 weeks (on
Both Tank 1 and Tank 2 have been hermetically sealed and carefully preserved in order to avoid
wastewater evaporation or accidental liquid leakage during the whole study.
After about 20 weeks from the first A70-EUREKA remedy treatment, samples from both Tank 1
and Tank 2 were sent to the laboratory for chemical analysis (sample of 02.15.2016 – Final
RESULTS AND DISCUSSION: After 20 weeks from the first A70-EUREKA remedy treatment
the amount of Chromium and Nickel in the Tank 2 sample (Treated) was reduced by about 40% and
15%, respectively, in comparison to the Control (Table 1).
Remarkably, the amount of Chromium and Nickel in Tank 1 (Control) (02.15.2016 – Final
Sampling) was significantly increased in comparison to the Basal Sampling (Control, 09.28.2015
Sampling): Total Chromium = +80%; Chromium VI = +92%; Nickel = +345%.
On the contrary, the amount of Chromium and Nickel in Tank 2 (Treated) (02.15.2016 – Final
Sampling) was less increased in comparison to Tank 1 – Basal Sampling, particularly for
Chromium amount: Total Chromium = +8%; Chromium VI = +13%; Nickel = +279%.
These results are quite remarkable, taking into account that both Tank 1 and Tank 2 were
hermetically sealed, kept in the same place and that no accidental liquid leakage occurred during the
Nevertheless these results could be explained in view of the ratio between total disposable portion
and analytically detectable portion of heavy metal ions in water solutions, which could vary
primarily with environmental temperature and light, pH, or progressively motionless of water
solution during the test course. To better understand the observed phenomenon, it should be
necessary to repeat the test with serial analytical monitoring of Control and Treated amount of
Chromium and Nickel, while Control and Treated should be kept in continuous motion during the
whole course of the study.
TABLE 1 - ANALYTICAL RESULTS
(A70-EUREKA remedy) Treated-Control
pH 7,79 6,85 7,99
Total Chromium 12,7 mg/kg 22,89 mg/kg 13.68 mg/kg -40%
Chromium VI 12,0 mg/kg 23,00 mg/kg 13,50 mg/kg -41%
Nickel 0,33 mg/kg 1,47 mg/kg 1,25 mg/kg -15%
Anyway, the analytical results on Tank 1 and Tank 2 in Final Sampling, with reduction of about
40% of Chromium amount in Tank 2 (Treated) is quite remarkable considering the same storage
conditions of both Tank 1 and Tank 2. These results suggest that the observed difference in the
heavy metal ions amount, detected at the end of the study, could be related to the use of A70-
EUREKA remedy in Tank 2.
CONCLUSIONS: The use of A70-EUREKA remedy in Galvanic wastewater is associated with a
reduction of about 40% and 15% respectively in the amount of Chromium and Nickel load, after 20
weeks from the beginning of the test, in comparison to the Galvanic wastewater Control.
Codroipo (Udine – Italy), 05.02.2016
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