At the Holland Pavilion during the IFAT two years ago laid the foundation for a successful exclusive collaboration between American technology supplier Drylet and consultant Brightwork from Sneek.
Drylet’s Aqua Assist technology, where substrate enriched with microbial material is introduced into bioreactors, leads to a reduction in sludge production, better sludge characteristics and – when used in sludge fermentation – to a higher biogas yield.
In 2019, the technology was tested in an endurance test at Halsteren WWTP in close collaboration with the Brabant Delta Water Board. Brightwork recently reported the results: a significant reduction in waste sludge production and a very stable biological process. It was reason for the water board to continue with the technology.
Brightwork focuses on consultancy and services in the water sector. Drylet’s technology is a good example of cross-border cooperation, which can lead to new insights and new possibilities.
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The project focuses on the application of continuous media filtration for primary treatment of (municipal) waste water. The target is to achieve multiple goals: a good separation efficiency, a compact installation and the possibility for resource recovery. The research is executed.
We are very pleased our research is supported By SNN and the European fund for regional development.
In a joined effort, Brightwork, and Fabiton developed the innovative EcoBlue filter. Together they now launch this new product.
The EcoBlue filter is based on the well-known continuous sand filtration principle. In recent years, there has been a growing demand worldwide for compact and modular (waste)water treatment solutions. The EcoBlue filter is the answer to this need, since it is entirely comprised of prefab components which can be quickly assembled into a working system on site. By combining multiple filter cells into one unit, it is possible to create a high throughput of up to 500 m3/h.
“The advantages are lower construction costs, short construction time, the optimal filter performance, lower carbon footprint and superior construction quality. Our partnership combines Brightwork’s process knowledge with Fabiton’s expertise in prefab concrete construction. It is an excellent match.”, according to Hans Wouters, CEO of Brightwork.
Moreover, the EcoBlue filter is compatible with the Sand-Cycle remote monitoring & control tool. This tool, developed by Brightwork, is based on RFID technology and enables remote monitoring and control to optimize the filter performance, and thus reducing operational costs. Various applications are possible: nutrient removal in wastewater treatment, surface water treatment and process water reuse.
For further information, please contact Hans Wouters, CEO of Brightwork B.V. via email@example.com or +31 515 79 65 50
“Speed is of the essence”, with that motto in mind, BW Products rapidly provides a continuous sand filter in Wales. Within a few weeks this filter installation will be in operation by Welsh Water. In this way, an urgent discharge problem at one of her sewage water treatment plants can be solved completely.
“More and more often we get questions from our clients to solve an urgent problems. We then come in to action as soon as possible to adjust existing installations, but also to to supply complete (waste)water treatment installations in a very short timeframe, as in this case”, says Matthias Bosma, Marketing & Sales Engineer bij BW Products.
In recent years, BW Products has invested in expanding her rental fleet of temporary (waste)water treatment installations. By deploying one of the continuous sand filters that is part of the rental fleet, necessary support can be offered immediately.
Even before the end of this year, the continuous sand filter installation will be in place and operational at a small sewage water treatment plant in Wales. In this way, the effluent of this plant will be treated additionally so that it meets the strict discharge consent requirements. The performance of the continuous sand filter will be closely followed by using Sand-Cycle remote monitoring, which is based on RFID technology. RFID tags ared added to the sand filter bed and follow the filter sand’s behaviour.
After registering the tags, the Sand-Cycle tool provides an online dashboard that gives insight in the real-time filter process, depicting for example current sand circulations speeds in an easy to understand graph. Using this tool makes it possible for the operator to see anomalies earlier and act on these accordingly.
“With this “Supply & Support” we anticipate on a clear need in the market”, says Bosma. “Our clients appreciate our sense of purpose and creativity. Moreover, with our directly available installations we can put our money where our mouth is. Also, for temporay solutions we provide customized treatment solutions”.
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Please visit Aquatech 2019 this week November 5-8th in Amsterdam RAI to get the answers. And meet the Brightwork team at the Holland Innovation Park! Brightwork is represented during Aquatech 2019, booth 11.404A, in the Holland Pavilion.
Of course there is time to have a little chat. Or to ask specific questions about current or future projects. Whatever the reason might be for your visit, our Brightwork and BW Products colleagues are looking forward to have you. They would like to share the latest developments in our company. Maybe you spotted an interesting subject recently on our blog or LinkedIn post and you want to know more about it. Then Aquatech 2019 is the perfect occasion to do so.
Sand-cycle receives positive feedback of researchers that have used Sand-Cycle in their pilot testing with continuous sand filtration at WwTW Gardermoen in Norway. They are enthusiastic about the use of this tool and reported their positive feedback.
The research, executed on behalf of the Regional Research Council of the city of Oslo, focused upon nitrogen en phosphorus removal in a continuous sand filter after MBBR treatment. Very low effluent levels were consistently established; results have been published by IWA in the 80th Volume, Issue 2, of Water Science & Technology (see this link: https://doi.org/10.2166/wst.2019.266 to read the full article).
The research team indicated Sand-Cycle to be a very convenient tool for monitoring good operating filter conditions. The results are reliable and, in addition, Sand-Cycle contributed to the quality and intensity of the research. Quick interventions were possible, once Sand-Cycle detected process anomalies, reducing valuable research off-time. These positive experiences with Sand-Cycle confirm what other users already have experienced. Sand-Cycle frequently receives positive feedback from other (inter)national references.
The Sand-Cycle dashboard below clearly illustrates the recorded distinction between a good and bed performing filter. The scatter between the average and the standard deviation values indicates the homogenity level of the system. Greater spread (thicker band) implies that few parts of the filters flow significantly faster or slower. This case of thick band also depicts relatively lower performance level of the filter.
BW Products has the ambition to introduce her Sand-Cycle technology worldwide. Therefore, BW Products enlarged her network within Europe earlier this year by starting a collaboration with Nordic Water. To explore the possibilities outside Europe, the company is now going to exploit the expertise of the project Export Carrousel.
BW Products participates with Sand-Cycle in the Export Carrousel XII. As a result, BW Products will work together with a group of international students of NHL Stenden University. In the coming six months they will explore the market in Southeast Asia for Sand-Cycle. In this part of the world a lot of continuous sand filters have been realized. Therefore, the potential market for Sand-Cycle is enormous. Moreover, all those filters can improve their performance by installing Sand-Cycle as monitoring and control tool. Consequently a significant decrease in operational costs is feasible. In addition, Sand-Cycle is suitable for all types of continuous sand filters.
During the first week of the new university year 2019-2010, the kick-off of the 12th edition of the Export Carrousel took place in the Kanselarij in the city of Leeuwarden. The goal was to introduce the companies and their products to the students and vice versa. For this purpose, the organization prepared presentations and round the table conversations.
Representing BW Products, CEO Hans Wouters explained more about Sand-Cycle and the related export question BW Products has to the students. The group of students will use several methods to research the potential market in Southeast Asia. For example, they will be executing a broad sector scan. In the end, the expected results will be an easy to read export plan. In order to achieve this end product, the students are assisted by their mentors of NHL Stenden University, external advisors and employees of BW Products.
The project Export Carrousel forms the specialization minor International Business. The student are following this minor at NHL Stenden University. The Province of Friesland supports and made this project possible.
Sneek/Noordwijk, March 15th 2019
BW Products and Nordic Water bundling knowledge and innovation
Added together they have years of experience in the field of separation technology in general and with continous sand filtration in particular. Therefore, BW Products and Nordic Water have decided to start a collaboration during the beginning of 2019. As a result both parties get access to each others products. The goal is to offer clients complete solutions in a faster and better way.
Already both partners notice that this collaboration is leading to a lot of synergy. This synergy in projects, research and product development is of great advantage for the joint customer base. One example is the removal of medicine residues from water. An actual problem, wherefore the world is asking solutions. For research projects in this field, the available knowledge and experience that BW Products and Nordic Water have with ‘downstream continuous filtration installations’ can be optimally utilized. One of the research projects will start soon at the demo-site of the WaterCampus in the RWZI Leeuwarden.
Hans Wouters of BW Products and Ronald Piepers of Nordic Water Benelux are delighted with the collaboration. “Our combined knowledge is huge, so this is good news for our clients”, according to Hans. Ronald adds: “For BW Products it also means that they get a very mature partner, with a lot of knowledge, an enormous network in Europe and exceptionally well in sales and service. Also, both parties are now able to assist each other in inventing and developing new solutions.”
Since 2017 BW Products has introduced the Sand-Cycle technology to the market (www.sand-cycle.com). Sand-Cycle was developed monitor continuous sand filters optimally and to optimalize the treatment proces. The technology becomes now available for Nordic Water and can be implemented in current and new installations.
During the recent AquaNL 2019 fair, both parties confirmed there collaboration during a joint press moment and a firm hand shake (see this news article of the Water Alliance)
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