Dutch firm Evides Industriewater has signed a cooperation agreement with the Technical University of Delft (TUD) in the Netherlands, as well as the China-based National Engineering Center of Urban Water Resources of Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT) and the Provincial Academy of Environmental Science (PAES).

Under the terms of the agreement, Evides and the three educational institutions will start a five-year Sino-Dutch research programme (SDRP), which will be funded by Evides.

Advanced waste water treatment
SDRP will combine fundamental and applied research for developing advanced waste water treatment technologies, reuse technologies and zero liquid technologies.

The agreement was signed in Xi'an, China, between Evides CEO Peter Vermaat (middle), HIT professor Shi Guangji (left) and PAES director Zhang (right).

Design green-field plant
Evides will utilize its know-how to optimize operations at its chemical waste water treatment plants in the Netherlands. The firm is also planning to design green-field water treatment plants for coal-chemical industry in China and Europe.

The goal of SDRP is to create process designs that contribute to higher sustainability standards while achieving improved reliability at competitive costs.

Water shortages in China
The chemical industry in the Shaanxi, Shanxi, Inner Mongolia autonomous region and Ningxia Hui autonomous region, face tough chemical challenges and water shortages.

These issues have demanded the development of new approaches to safeguard the availability of water while limiting the water footprint of the industry on the environment.

Integration of different expertise
Both HIT and PAES hold a track record in specific research and have field expertise with respect to environmental engineering and process integration in the industry. The Delft University is famous for its involvement in the development of numerous advanced (waste) water treatment technologies and already is a long-standing partner of Evides Industry Water.

The news release was originally published on the website of Evides Industiewater:

Also read the news release on the website of China Daily:

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Evides Industrial Water
Rotterdam, the Netherlands
+31 10 293 5172