Aquatech Amsterdam announces nominees for 2019 innovation award
Twelve technologies from exhibitors at the Aquatech Amsterdam trade fair have been selected as nominees for the 2019 innovation award. Urbanisation and online sensors are key trends in the entries nominated by the expert jury. Aquatech is part of the Amsterdam International Water Week to take place from 4 to 8 November.
World-class water technology
The Aquatech Innovation Award once again sets out to recognize world-class innovation and technologies that have the potential to disrupt the global water market. This year a total of 12 innovative technologies have been selected by the expert jury in four categories: innovation - not yet to market, process control technology & process automation, waste water treatment and water supply.
‘This year we noticed two major trends across the entries,’ commented jury chairman Professor Cees Buisman, Scientific Director of Wetsus, European centre of excellence for sustainable water technology. ‘The first was a rise in the number and ability for sensors to measure online parameters that were not possible before. This gives the potential for greater automation of the water sector.'
‘The second trend we spotted was urbanization. There is now an increasing difference between cities and the countryside because of the heat, waste and resource recovery challenges facing urban areas’, Buisman said.
Category winners as well as the Overall Winner of the Aquatech Innovation Award 2019 will be revealed at the opening ceremony of the Amsterdam International Water Week and the Aquatech Amsterdam, taking place on November 4.
The nominees for the 2019 Aquatech Innovation Award are:
Category: Innovation - not yet to market
● FlowIQ 2200 - Kamstrup
● Kaumera Nereda gum - Royal HaskoningDHV
● PipeDiver Laser - Xylem Europe
Category: Process control technology & Process automation
● DropletSens NO3 - SouthWestSensor
● GoAigua’s IoT and Big Data platform - GoAigua
● Optiwave1400 C - Krohne Nederland
Category: Waste water treatment
● ABX - Aquafortus Technologies
● Flowrox Corona - Flowrox Oy
● Sewtree - ATB Water
Category: Water supply (drinking water, clean water, including point of use)
● MPC NanoBubble - LG Sonic
● Self-cleaning Metalmembranes - Metalmembranes.com
● BactoSense – Sigrist-Photometer
The overall winner of the 2017-edition of Aquatech innovation awards was Cirtec/Cellvation with its technology to recover toilet paper cellulose fibres at sewage treatment plants and produce a marketable cellulose product suitable for use in applications such as road construction.