23 Oct 2017

Running throughout Amsterdam International Water Week (AIWW) from 30 October to 3 November 2017, Aquatech Amsterdam is set to be the leading trade exhibition for water technology and the largest meetup of water professionals in the world. Royal HaskoningDHV will be exhibiting at the show with a whole array of innovations from Nereda® to Aquasuite® and much more in our ‘House of Inspiration’.

Look out for our articles over the next few weeks, where we will focus on a different Royal HaskoningDHV product due to be featured at the exhibition. In addition to Ephyra®, we have also introduced Thermista® to enhance the performance of wastewater treatment. Learn how all our products connect together to help us achieve a safe, clean and sustainable water future.

In control with Themista

Themista is a sustainable technology for pretreatment of sludge, which is designed to increase the biogas yield of the sludge digestion process. It combines specific process temperature and contact time with process control. This technology is applicable on existing sludge digestion tanks. Its main advantages are an increase in the removal of organic material and an increase of biogas production under mild process conditions (no steam or thermal oil).

There is no need for complicated design or extensive thickening of sludge before digestion. It creates a positive energy/heat balance, with no production of toxic by-products and less formation of foam. It also offers a lower capital investment, which results in better pay-back time. Danny Traksel, Director Business Development explains: “Although the sludge line often contributes to at least half of the wastewater treatment costs, sludge digestion operation is generally sub-optimal. Together with the Dutch Water Authorities, Delft University of Technology and knowledge center STOWA we developed Themista, a sustainable technology to optimise the pretreatment of sludge.”

Making connections

Making the connection is the focus of this year’s AIWW and we’d love to connect with you in our House of Inspiration, Hall 1, stand number 01.330. We will be showcasing our smart and circular water innovations:

  • Sustainable wastewater treatment technology Nereda®: experience a virtual visit to worldwide Nereda plants in our playroom)
  • Zero-waste crystallization technology Crystalactor
  • Ephyra® and Themista® technologies for optimized sludge digestion
  • Intelligent Aquasuite® solutions for advanced control in the water chain: watch an Aquasuite Smart Water demo every day at 15.00.