Posted on 14 May 2018
Today IFAT trade fair opened its doors for the 2018-edition of the world’s largest exhibition on environmental technologies. The Dutch water sector is again well represented by over 75 exhibitors, of which many show their latest technologies at the Netherlands pavilion.
This year IFAT has over 3,000 exhibitors from 59 countries and expects over 130,000 visitors from 169 countries.
|Dutch-based start-up SenZ2 shows its real-time water level sensor at the Experience science future platform.|
Largest Netherlands pavilion ever
This year IFAT expanded with two new halls and as a result, the Messe München offered its regular exhibitors a larger stand. The organising partners of the Netherlands pavilion, Envaqua, Water Alliance and Netherlands Water Partnership, accepted this offer and, as a result, the pavilion at IFAT is the largest at a water technology trade fair so far.
The Dutch pavilion presents 20 companies, mainly SME’s, with very smart innovative water technologies, including Van Remmen with advanced UV filtration, Royal HaskoningDHV with the recovery of valuable compounds from waste water, NXF with nano-filtration hollow fibre membranes and Bluecon 5-step treatment system to purify wastewater to re-usable water.
|Residential build-in water re-use system (left) as developed by Hydraloop can save up to 85 percent water use for a household.|
Two Dutch exhibitors at innovation pavilions
For the first time, IFAT features a special pavilion for start-ups. Under the new experience.science.future. platform, start-ups show their new products expected to impact the international water sector in the future.
One of the exhibitors at the start-up platform is Dutch-based Senz2 that demonstrates its radar technology for online monitoring of water levels. The other Dutch exhibitor at the innovation platform is Cool Separations BV.
Also present at IFAT is Hydraloop offering a unique residential build-in system to re-use water from the shower, bath and washing machine. The system has the potential to reuse up to 85 percent of domestic water. Hydraloop shows its water-use unit at the booth of the German association for rainwater harvesting.
Breakfast meeting on circular technologies
On 17 May, the Dutch consulate in Munich organises a breakfast meeting between German and Dutch parties to talk about joint opportunities in water and circular economy.
Mark Niesten will be one of the speakers on behalf of the Netherlands Water Partnership. ‘Germany and the Netherlands both have a highly developed water technology market’, states Niesten. ‘We can therefore learn a lot from each other to apply innovative technologies. For example, in the area of nutrient recovery from water, we see opportunities for cooperation.’
Read more on the participants at the Netherlands water pavilion on the special IFAT-page on this website.
Stay tuned as news items on this website will keep you posted on the Dutch contributions to IFAT2018 during the whole week.
Read also on this website
• IFAT 2016: Three giant H2O molecules hanging over Dutch pavilion symbolize circular water use, 31 May 2016
• IFAT2014: Vibrant water tech business at Holland pavilion in pictures, 11 May 2014
• Meet the Dutch water in the Netherlands water pavilion at IFAT2018 (Hall B2 - booth 104/205)
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