Report pilot Bio-GAK for medicine removal published

Report pilot Bio-GAK for medicine removal published Microverontreinigingen verwijderen met onze biologisch actieve continue filtertechnologie: succesvol getest op RWZI Emmen.Uitgevoerd samen met onze projectpartners, Waterschap Vechtstromen, RWB Water en NieuWater B.V. en ondersteund door Waterschap Vallei en Veluwe, Waterschap Rijn en IJssel, Waterschap Drents Overijsselse Delta, Waterschapsbedrijf Limburg en Aquafin NV hebben we voor STOWA en het Ministerie van Milieu en Waterstaat onze rapportage afgerond. Nu toegankelijk – naast alle andere IPMV onderzoeksprojecten – via de volgende link: En we gaan nog even door voor aanvullend onderzoek, met steun van onze partners!

Tertiary filter refurbishment work completed at Great Glen STW, UK

Tertiary filter refurbishment work completed at Great Glen STW, UK UK water utility Severn Trent is optimizing waste water treatment plants for further P removal. Aspart of this scheme the existing tertiary filter plant at Great Glen STW, constructed in 2018, wasrefurbished. Also the process set-up has been altered to optimize filter operations at varying processconditions. The work has been executed by Brightwork in close collaboration with MMB andAlphaPlus. The project goal is to remove phosphorus by inline tertiary dosing of coagulant, and meet the morestringent criteria for P and Fe in the final effluent. Operational conditions had to be … Read more

New purification technology for micropollutants removal looks promising

Our research to remove micropollutants, such as medicine residues, and phosphorus in one reactor, has been picked by the Dutch radio broadcasting RTV Drenthe. I a short interview the backgrounds and drivers of the research are discussed. The pilot unit, consisting of a biologically enhanced granular activated carbon filter reactor, is in full operation at WwTW Emmen, the Netherlands. Regular samples are taken to determine the removal efficiencies for a large number of medicine residues. Also, eco-toxicity is monitored and a variety of other parameters, including phosphorus.     Link to the article Listen to the broadcast on rtv Drenthe … Read more

New tertiary process to remove micropollutants and phosphate from municipal treated wastewater tested at WwTW Emmen

A pilot plant has been started at the waste water treatment plant of Emmen, Waterschap Vechtstromen. This pilot study, called Bio-GAK, aims to find an affordable and sustainable solution for removing micropollutants from treated wastewater before the water is discharged into surface water. This method removes both medicine residues and phosphate.   Bio-GAK pilot The purification technique applied is using granular activated carbon filter media. The filter bed is aerated to stimulate biological conversion within the filter bed. Hence the regeneration frequency of the carbon filter may be extended. The Bio-GAK process uses the continuous filtration technology. This means that … Read more

Brightwork will present its Sand-Cycle technology at IFAT 2022

IFAT 2022

IFAT Munich World’s Leading Trade Fair for Water, Sewage, Waste and Raw Materials Management is scheduled for May 30th until June 3th, 2022. Brightwork will present its Sand-Cycle technology based on full-scale references in joined collaboration with Nordic Water in Hall A2, Stand 115/214. Presentations are scheduled for Tuesday, May 31st at 12:00 (CEST) and Wednesday, June 1st at 16:00 (CEST). You are welcome to hear about the latest developments. Secure your ticket through this link.