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Treatment of wastewater, with an emerging focus on micropollutants

Introduction

Used water can be contaminated, as seen particularly for homes and industries. This water is widely referred to as wastewater, although increasingly it is acknowledged as a resource rather than a waste. But it is wastewater in the sense that it must be treated before either being returned safely to the environment or used again.

Our niche

The Dutch are acknowledged as leaders in the area of post-use water treatment. This includes the traditional focus on removal of contaminants such as COD, BOD, nutrients, and suspended solids. New technologies continue to be developed to tackle these contaminants more efficiently and in a wider range of circumstances. This can include reducing the need for the use of chemicals, and reducing the footprint or space required to achieve the level of treatment needed.

Other concerns are emerging as well, especially regarding the levels of micropollutants such as pharmaceuticals in the environment and potentially impacting the supply of drinking water. These concerns are driving the need for more advanced post-use treatment.

Linked solutions

Turn-key (waste)water treatment solutions
Post-use treatment
Advanced Oxidation (AOP)
Post-use treatment
Fat recovery from wastewater as biofuel – AECO-FAT
Post-use treatment
Circular watercycle
The Source, Pre-use Treatment, Use, Post-use treatment, Reuse, Return to source
Nitrogen recovery from wwtp sludge (biodrying)
Post-use treatment
The United States first WWTP that is both ecologically and economically sustainable
Post-use treatment
Reduced discharge of manganese and sulfate containing mine water in Scandinavia
Post-use treatment, Reuse
Sludge dewatering in largest centralized industrial WWTP in The Netherlands
Post-use treatment
Production of Ultrapure Water from WWTP effluent without using chemicals
Post-use treatment
Water utilities circular: the reuse of softening pellets as seeding material in drinking water process
Post-use treatment, Reuse
CeraMac®
Pre-use Treatment
Nereda Wastewater Treatment Technology in Cork, Ireland
Post-use treatment
Maximizing the value of digestate - AECO-NAR
Post-use treatment
Operational excellence with real-time dosing - i-DOSE
Pre-use Treatment, Post-use treatment
Reuse of textile water and energy recovery - PurePulse
Post-use treatment, Reuse