New ozonation technology purifies water sustainably

New chemicals enter our aquatic environment via wastewater treatment plants. These include residues of medicines, synthetic or natural hormones, personal care products and industrial chemicals. The increasing focus on removing these micro-pollutants from surface water, along with the growing need for robust water systems for water reuse and closed loops, is reflected in stricter regulations for WWTPs. They have to take additional treatment steps.

Purifying water at its source


New hotels, campsites, industrial buildings, ... all places with potential to purify water locally. The Flemish Hydrohm and Dutch PureBlue Water want to develop a hydrolysis unit to facilitate this. The E-hydro technology makes it possible to purify decentrally in a cost-effective and energy-neutral way. Moreover, the technology offers possibilities to upcycle the organic stream through fermentation and thereby produce products such as bioplastics.

Sustainable distillation

Distillation is a widely used technique in the chemical and food industries. Due to the high heat demand, the technique has a large energy consumption. For example, in the Netherlands and Belgium, approximately 110 GWh are consumed annually for the production of distilled drinks. That corresponds to the energy consumption of approximately 32,500 households. Three companies are going to cooperate in order to drastically reduce that consumption and the corresponding CO2 emissions.