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Micropollutant removal at Stengarden wastewater
IVL published results of full-scale trials for micropollutant removal at Stengarden wastewater plant. The Swedish Environmental Research Institute IVL Svenska Miljöinstitutet recently published the results of extensive trials at a full scale tertiary DynaSand filter plant at Stengarden wastewater plant, operated by Simrishamns kommun in South-East Sweden. The research was a joined effort by IVL, Simrishamn Kommun, Xylem Inc., Nordic Water Products and Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. The plant consists of both sand and granular activated carbon filtration and focuses upon the removal of pharmaceuticals. We are proud that all filters have been successfully monitored by our Sand-Cycle technology. According to the research team: ‘’Sand-Cycle generates
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Brightwork in the picture at Dwr Cymru Welsh Water Innovation Event 2020 During the upcoming Welsh Water Innovation Event (October 29th 2020) Brightwork's CEO Hans Wouters and BW Products’ team will demonstrate Sand-Cycle technology, applied in various continuous tertiary sand filter plants, by showing remote real-time performance data from one of the larger tertiary filter plants for nitrogen and phosphorus removal in Europe. Moreover we are delighted to give the audience a life sneak preview of the recently commissioned filter plant at Welsh Water’s Llandewy Brefi WwTP. You can found more about through this newsletter 
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Data driven enthusiasm in Water tech: A Game Changer Data driven enthusiasm to improve performance is the main message of Brightwork’s CEO, Hans Wouters in his personal contribution in the present edition of the Journal “Mark and Focus”. It’s about what a pandemic can do to impact your daily activities and how we can improve both our personal skills and our water tech business opportunities by “looking for clues” in data analytics. Do you want to learn more about Hans’ personal drivers? Read it here on Mark and Focus  
STW Installation in Wales
Brightwork Products started refurbishing the sand filters at Whitchurch STW in Wales Brightwork BV recently started to refurbish existing continuous sand filters, which to date underperformed. After a survey using our Sand-Cycle remote monitoring tool, a refurbishment plan has been composed in close collaboration with Nijhuis UK for Welsh Water. Field work has recently started by our process engineers Freerk and Chantal, aiming for completion of the works within the next months.
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Brightwork has joined the Dutch Public-Private Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) Consortium The Dutch Association Innovative Medicines (VIG), the Dutch Generic and Biosimilar Medicines Association (BOGIN), the European Water Stewardship (EWS) and AMR Insights have taken the initiative to establish this Consortium with the aim to support technological solutions and innovation capacity to reduce emissions from antibiotic waste streams. The Consortium targets hospitals, waste water treatment plants and manufacturing plants within and outside the European Union including countries such as China, India and other LMIC’s. On the short term the action-oriented Consortium will access and provide existing technologies. On the longer term