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Egis is one of the winners of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Hungary’s Gran Prize for interdisciplinary innovations


Outstanding industrial innovations for sustainability were awarded on the 23th of May for the sixth time. This year, Egis has received the prize for a wastewater dehalogenation method.

The goal of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Hungary’s prize is to stimulate innovative thinking aimed at improving the quality of life and to facilitate intercultural communication.

Private persons, companies, institutions of higher educations applied for the prize with unique innovations. This time, the judging panel composed of associations, professionals such as professors of renowned Hungarian universities and representatives of the Hungarian Intellectual Property Office, authorities and scientists decided to award two applications.

Egis’ winner application: Extraction of organic halides from wastewater

Egis Pharmaceuticals PLC started the research with Dr. Péter Mizsey, professor of the University of Miskolc and András József Tóth, assistant professor of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics. The result is a brand new innovative method to extract halogens from process water. The organic halogen substance content can be completely extracted and recycled with this water treatment process.

From left to right: András József Tóth (BME), Péter Mizsey (ME), Gábor Réti (EGIS).

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