26 Nov 2020

Why this challenge

Waste activated sludge (WAS) is a source of nutrients (phosphorus, nitrogen and potassium) and biomass (cellulose), which potentially can be recovered and reused in agriculture or other markets. However, raw sewage and WAS contain heavy metals like copper, zinc, nickel, among other pollutants, which might hinder safe application of recovered resources. Removal of these heavy metals will open the door for resource recovery from sludge.

Where do you fit in

If your technology is the solution for heavy metals removal from WAS , we like to get in touch and investigate the technical and economic feasibility. When we have been able to confirm that application of your technology can enhance resource recovery from WAS, a pilot test at a wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) will be a logical next step. Please listen to our (Dutch) podcast and/or get in touch with us!

What is in it for you

  • Support in setting up the business case for new concepts
  • Introduction in a new market
  • Creation of stronger products by combining the new solution with existing solutions
  • Interesting network of cooperation partners, water authorities and municipalities, which can also be used to distribute the concept further if it is demonstrably effective.