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Sewage treatment plant not circular

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Issue

Unused useful matter sewage treatment plant

Sewagewater contains many nutrients that are not or not optimally used.

During the treatment process, sewage water is oxidized to CO2 and N2. In addition, sludge is produced, transported and burned, which causes the emission of even more CO2.

Solution

Aquafarm

Aquafarm thinks of wastewater as something rich, which consists of water and useful nutrients. With the help of plants and animals, Aquafarm harvests bio based raw materials and produces clean water.

Aquafarm

Pros

  • Realisation of cleaner water with use of less energy and chemicals and at lower costs through e.g. sludge reduction
  • Reduction C02 emissions
  • Produces bio based raw materials for the circular raw materials market such as plastics, proteins and fibers.

Characteristics

  1. Topic Water chain
  2. Development state 9: Successfully used in operational situation
  3. Setting type Urban area
  4. Water type Waste water

Submitted innovation Award

Water Innovation Award
2018