Posted on 8 October 2018
Dutch water technology supplier NX Filtration joins the HelloScience community and adds its membrane technology to the open online innovation platform to bring ideas to new waster treatment solutions. HelloScience was founded by Grundfos and Novozymes last year, with the purpose to develop new, efficient and reliable ways to remove pesticides and pharmaceutical residues from drinking water sources.
|General manager Erik Roesink of NX Filtration is enthusiastic about the cobination of his nanofiltration technology with enzymes technology for the removal of micro pollutants from waste water.|
Creating something new
By joining the open platform, NX Filtration expects to create something new that can truly make a difference for the removal of micro pollutants from waste water and improve the cleaning of drinking water.
‘We are privileged to be part of this initiative’, says Erik Roesink, General Manager at NX Filtration. 'Our innovative nanofiltration technology is capable of selectively removing small organic compounds from fresh water sources, which enables new applications such as the removal of pharmaceutical residues, pesticides and other contaminants in the production of drinking water.’
Combined with the technology expertise of Novozymes and Grundfos, Roesink hopes to be able to create something new ‘which can truly make a difference’.
Integration of enzymes and membrane filtration
In broad terms, the solution that the three companies are collaborating revolves around integrating enzymes into the membrane filtration process to create a solution, which can remove emerging contaminants from water to an extent that makes it safe to drink.
This is to be combined with monitoring systems and effective water solutions to create new technological answers to this challenge, which are both effective and reliable.
‘This is a great example of what we are working for with HelloScience and open innovation’, says Daniel Cardinali, Head of Novozymes’ Innovation Office.
‘We have discovered new competencies and put them to play with our proven competencies to solve some of the greatest challenges connected to securing safe water’.
First field tests
The first steps towards reaching fully functioning and deployed solutions have been made, and field tests will be initiated at Grundfos headquarters in Denmark.
The cooperation was started on the Novozymes-Grundfos-driven innovation platform HelloScience and it is the first example of a collaboration growing from this basis.
(Photos: HelloScience and NX Filtration)
Enschede, the Netherlands
General Manager Erik Roesink at NX Filtration explains why his company joined HelloScience and why it is important to work together as high technology and innovative companies.