Innovative processes for industrial heat treatment by microwave

Plant extraction / Sludge recycling / Drying / Technical thermal treatment

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13009 Marseille FRANCE
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From laboratory to industrial scale, welcome to a world of innovative solutions

Change the world with our customers, let's take up the challenge!


Reduce CO2 emissions


Reduce energy consumption

Optimize our natural resources

Develop the circular economy

…And optimize industrial yields!

A revolution for 4 identified sectors



Raw material

Choice of process

Definition of customer specifications



Characterization of extraction parameters (technology, microwave power, use of ultrasound, treatment time, temperature, etc.)

Extracted plant valorisation

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Analysis of test results and parameters to validate the sizing of industrial equipment




Client’s needs identification (product, flow rate, technical requirements, …)

Sludge Analysis

Knowledge of the chemical composition is essential to evaluate the microwave response, the feasibility of extraction, expansion or calcination and the need for solvent or additives

Expert software

Industrial unit

Analysis of test results and parameters to validate the sizing of industrial equipment





Client’s needs identification (product, flow rate, technical requirements, …) . Moisture of raw product, final dryness target


Sludge Analysis

Trials on E200 and ECT200, optimization of mixing, initial and final water content, hot air flow and temperature, energy balance


Expert software

Calculation of microwave power, flow rate and hot air temperature.


Industrial unit

Tests parameters and results analysis to define the industrial equipment size


Thermal treatment



Client’s needs identification (product, flow rate, technical requirements, …)

Definition of customer needs (product, capacity, technical constraints, specific requests, etc.). Chemical and particle size analysis of the raw product. Target temperature. Bearings. Dielectric permittivity.


Sludge Analysis

Tests on C200 and C400, optimization of mixing, loss on ignition, energy balance. Heating parameters.


Expert software

Calculation of microwave power, Determination of microwave power, temperatures and steps

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Industrial unit

Tests parameters and results analysis to define the industrial equipment size

Our values

From laboratory to industrial unit, our values support your projects

Environmental and societal

Acting for the environment and working for the future are our founding values.
IDCO solutions enable better industrial efficiency while reducing CO2 emissions, saving energy, preserving resources and developing the circular economy.

Do more with less.

More than technological advances,
IDCO offers a real revolution in process and way of thinking.


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FIRMENICH - Production of essential oils

FIRMENICH's Innovation Natural department has been working with IDCO for several years. Our collaboration is very fruitful and we were able to appreciate the professionalism and great responsiveness of IDCO. This collaboration has led to positive, concrete and promising results that we hope to continue to develop.

R&D industrialisation DirectorPhilippe Pineau


"We have found in IDCO a reliable and competent partner able to feed the research and development innovation process on our themes. The IDCO team was able to understand our specific issues and respond technically to ensure the success of the specifications. It is also a friendly and available team. A subcontractor of choice"

Iann Rancé R&D Director

ALTEO - Red mud recycling

"We have been working with IDCO since 2012 to find solutions for the recovery of our bauxite residues, and we were able to appreciate IDCO's professionalism and creativity. For each new request that we formulate, IDCO finds solutions and carries out the necessary tests on different scales with reactivity. Proof of our satisfaction: we had the opportunity to strongly advise several of our Partners to work with IDCO."

Laurent Poizat Strategic Projects Manager

OLEOS /HALLSTAR - Production of oil extracts

"Our activity has been based on the eco-extraction of plants to offer the cosmetic market high-performance and safe natural ingredients. Extraction co-intensified by ultrasound and microwaves as proposed by IDCO, caught our interest in optimizing our production processes by reducing extraction times and energy consumption – Today the Extractor 200 allows us to make scale-up and the Extractor 600 is a major tool in our production line "

Anne Rossignol Casteraex PDG

EDF - Recovery of dam sludge

"EDF has been working with IDCO for 10 years. IDCO's skills, its mastery of microwave solutions (for which we have not found an equivalent on the market) have enabled us to develop new methods of recovering materials and to be part of a logic of circular economy. . We particularly appreciate the responsiveness and the quality of the services provided by this company. These qualities justify that IDCO was awarded an EDF PULSE PACA prize which rewards the most innovative companies with which EDF works in the PACA region."

Patrick DurandDevelopment and innovation manager

EUROVIA - Recycling sludge into aggregates

"We have carried out several studies with the company IDCO, within the framework of projects for the recovery of industrial co-products of various kinds. The approach has always been serious, rigorous and pragmatic from the analysis of the need, the lab and pilot tests, until the delivery of the study report. These trials have enabled us to develop our strategy in different areas. We plan to work with IDCO to support our development in the recycling and recovery of co-products and waste from construction or industry."

Benoit WeibelDevelopment Manager and materials for the South of France

Key figures


 sold equipments

tonnes of CO2
kWh electricity saved
liters of solvent saved
tonnes of sludge recovered

Backed by figures, IDCO demonstrates the effectiveness of its process for the environment.
Let's dream a little and imagine these figures for 200 or 300 machines installed...
Let's become eco-responsible together