Core water: from WWTP to a sustainable water factory

Core water: from WWTP to a sustainable water factory

On the first day of Aquatech 2017, Allied Waters, BLUE-tec, KWR and Royal HaskoningDHV signed a collaboration agreement for CoRe Water. The four parties believe it is time to reconsider the current treatment process. From now on, resource recovery should not be a side-line, but the core theme of the production process. The objective is to recover a maximum amount of energy and resources, and to radically cut emissions of greenhouse gases and pharmaceutical residues.

RETHINKING THE SYSTEM

CoRe Water stands for an innovative concept: ‘Concentration and Reuse’. ‘As a first step, we will concentrate municipal wastewater by a factor of 20 applying Forward Osmosis,’ says Lex van Dijk, director of BLUE-tec. The concentrated stream (1 part of the 20) is then biologically treated – first anaerobically, then aerobically. Danny Traksel, Business Developer at Royal HaskoningDHV explains: ‘In this way we can recover the maximum amount of energy and valuable components, while making the removal of pharmaceutical residues manageable. We also take huge steps towards limiting greenhouse gas emissions.’

PURE WATER FOR REUSE

The remaining 19 parts of the original wastewater are released as pure water of demiwater quality, which is suitable for reuse in a number of applications. Forward Osmosis will be applied as a key technology in this project. Forward Osmosis is a relatively new and promising technology which is now beginning to break through in water practice. ‘More than ten years ago, we started researching Forward Osmosis on a small scale and, little by little, we made progress. Now, I look forward to making the leap to water practice with our partners,’ says Emile Cornelissen, senior scientist at KWR. Van Dijk concludes: ‘With CoRe Water we’re now truly making the step from WWTP to water factory!’

BLUE-tec in RTLZ Doe maar Duurzaam!

BLUE-tec in RTLZ Doe maar Duurzaam!

BLUE-tec will be on tv in the program 'Doe maar Duurzaam'.  Watch us on Sunday August 20th at 17.00 PM. 

On Sunday August 20th at 17:30 u CET on the Dutch television station RTLZ in the program ‘Doe Maar Duurzaam’ BLUE-tec presents the latest developments on membrane technology.

BLUE-tec explains that membrane technology can play a crucial role in the energy efficient recovery of valuable raw materials. How this works and how this contributes to sustainable development towards a circular economy will be presented in this episode of “Doe Maar Muurzaam”. Examples are shown at waterboard Limburg where a new way of sustainable wastewater treatment is demonstrated and at the waste processing company Attero, where an energy efficient way of landfill leachate concentration is investigated.

Repeats
- Monday 21 August at 7.30 AM
- Wednesday 23 August at 10.30
- Friday 25 August at 13.05
- Saturday, August 26 at 4.30 pm

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Visit us at Aquatech

Visit us at Aquatech

Aquatech is the world leading trade exhibition for process, drinking and waste water. You can visit the Aquatech from October 31 – November 3 in the RAI, Amsterdam. BLUE-tec will be glad to welcome you in our stand in hall 6-7 at booth number 07.660.

Membrane technologies in space programs

Membrane technologies in space programs

Do you want to learn more about the potential of membrane technologies in space programs?
On 3-4 July 2017 ESA organises a B2B event 'R(e)volution in space - Exploring your new Business' in ESTEC, Noordwijk, the Netherlands. Blue-tec is participating this ESA event.

Opening of wwtp Simpelveld

Opening of wwtp Simpelveld

BLUE-tec will present innovatieve Forward Osmosis technology and Ammonia Membrane Stripping technology at the opening of wwtp Simpelveld

Please visit their website for more information: www.wbl.nl