Recovery of energy and raw materials
Although wastewater contains a lot of valuable materials, like ammonium, phosphate and organics, only a small amount of these valuables are recovered nowadays. By means of new membrane technologies, like ammonia stripping and forward osmosis the recovery can be strongly improved.
Improve the recovery!
Pilot: WTTP Simpelveld
The project is focused on developing the commercial use of forward osmosis to concentrate highly fouling streams. Forward osmosis differs from traditional membrane filtration technology in its resistance to fouling and it doesn't use any mechanical pressure or heat for the separation. This opens concentration possibilities where classical technologies fail, such as reverse osmosis or evaporation.