Posted on 18 May 2018
Visitors of IFAT 2018 may have wondered why Nijhuis Industries showed a washing table, an urinoir and a stack of three growing boxes with mint herbs on their booth: to make the Radler beer more tasty.
The setup demonstrated the special concept developed by Nijhuis Industries to turn waste water into taste.
|The packed booth of Nijhuis Industries at IFAT 2018.|
Circular sanitation concept
Waste-to-taste is a circular sanitation concept that utilises space technology with modular plug-and-play elements to treat separately collected human faeces (black), urine (yellow) and household washing water (grey).
After treatment the water can be re-used and the remaining fertilizer can be used to grow food.
Nijhuis Industries developed the concept (on top photo at the IFAT-booth) together with startup Semilla for cost-effective sanitation hubs in remote places and disaster areas.
The ‘water-to-taste’ concept fits in the growing portfolio of Nijhuis Industry offering a range of waste water treatment technologies to recover all kinds of valuable resources such as fat, ammonia, biogas and clean water.
|The fully redesigned i-Dose intelligent dosing control.|
Nijhuis’ philosophy is that the recovery of these resources, not only results in less sludge and therefore less waste handling costs, but can also create income for the operator of a waste water treatment plant and lower the operational costs.
Next step in automation
Day-to-day fluctuations in waste water demand a flexible dosing of chemicals to achieve the discharge requirement, using as little chemicals as possible.
At IFAT Nijhuis Industries showed its latest step in process automation for dosing chemicals: the upgrade version of the i-Dose.
The new real-time monitoring system not only looks fancy in the well designed and colourful housing, it can save up to 30 percent on chemical consumption. The i-Dose consists of a UV-vis spectrometer, control & algorithm, monitoring system and automatic cleaning mechanism.
Read also on this website
• IFAT 2018: Call on EU to develop standards for micropollutants in waste water, 15 May 2018
• 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)
● Nijhuis Industries all geared up for industrial waste water treatment plant Port Said, Egypt, 2 May 2018
● Nijhuis and Witteveen+Bos agree on worldwide roll out of 1-step filter for waste water treatment, 9 March 2018
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