The importance of treating and understanding the value of wastewater has never been greater
Wastewater is regarded as both a major challenge and a great opportunity. Due to increasing water scarcity and population growth, the importance of treating and understanding the value of wastewater has never been greater. Globally, less than half of all wastewater is collected and even less than 20 per cent of it is treated before it is released back into nature. This represents a great potential for wastewater optimisation. In Denmark, 95 per cent of all wastewater is treated – and often to a higher standard than the legal requirements.
At the same time, it is also a challenge to ensure the most cost-efficient design of an area’s wastewater infrastructure. Here, both centralised and decentralised solutions can ensure effective and cost-efficient treatment through a network of sewer systems designed according to local conditions.
We invite you to explore solutions related to wastewater in more depth below, find potential partners, catch up on the latest related news and discover real-life case examples of how wastewater solutions can help solve your environmental issues.
The need to remove pharmaceutical residues in wastewater will increase in the coming years. Pharmaceuticals are designed to be biologically active ingredients (API). A large amount of antibiotics, painkillers and hormones currently end up in the aquatic environment, simply because municipal treatment plants are not built to purify these substances. The Danish company, Aquarden has […]
As a result of water scarcity, many industries today are under increasing pressure from consumers, regulators and investors to shift towards a more sustainable use of water. One of the strategies is Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD), in which all wastewater is cleaned and reused within a factory. ZLD strategies for minimising wastestreams are already possible […]
A new water recycling plant will turn Carlberg’s largest brewery in Denmark into the most water efficient brewery in the entire Carlsberg Group, and probably also the world. Carlsberg’s Fredericia Brewery has consistently focused on resource management and water reduction, but even more advanced water recycling technologies were required to reach the ambitious targets set […]
Energy is an important driver when ensuring a green transition – both in society, but also in the industries and production facilities across the globe. As the world’s resources are becoming increasingly scarce, companies must learn how to produce more from less – not only to limit their environmental footprint and decarbonise, but also to leverage the competitive advantages of improved production efficiency.
The climate crisis is accelerating at an unprecedented rate but urban climate adaptation plans are failing to keep up with the pace. 75 per cent of all European cities have no climate adaptation plans as we speak. In Copenhagen, several climate change initiatives have been taken and more projects are underway.
Good water management can make cities healthier places to live, resilient towards climate change and more sustainable overall. Without proper sanitation, sewerage and clean water supply, there is no liveable city. This white paper features lessons learned from different Danish stakeholders within urban water management. It is meant to serve as a tool for inspiration for creating innovative water solutions, which contribute to smarter and more liveable cities.
The shift from a conventional wastewater treatment plant towards a resource recovery facility has become a priority focus in Denmark. Consequently, BIOFOS is now in the transfer process towards optimising resources from waste without compromising the environment.
In recent years, the Danish Technological Institute (DTI) has been a principal partner in several R&D projects focusing on characterisation and removal of microplastics and microrubber in wastewater treatment plant influent/effluent, industrial wastewater and stormwater, respectively.
On a global scale, less than half of all wastewater is collected and less than 20 per cent is treated. This has led to severe environmental degradation of many inland and sea waters around the world. A new edition of a State of Green white paper with brand new cases from around the world provides lessons learned from Danish stakeholders within wastewater treatment, offering inspiration for reaping the benefits of using wastewater as a resource.
On a global scale, less than half of all wastewater is collected and less than one fifth is treated. This has led to severe environmental degradation of many inland and sea waters around the world. This white paper provides lessons learned from Danish stakeholders within wastewater treatment.
ULTRAAQUA UV Product Portfolio for wastewater disinfection helps to preserve the environment and human health through the downstream water supply by eliminating dangerous bacteria and viruses from any human activity. All units in SS (Stainless-steel L316) material. Equipped with the latest UV technology, ULTRAAQUA UV units deliver industry-leading disinfection and energy efficiency. The UV units […]
ULTRAAQUA UV Product Portfolio for Aquaculture delivers water biosecurity for various shrimp and fish species. All units can be manufactured in PP (polypropylene) materials for anti-corrosion excellence in harsh saltwater or SS (Stainless-steel L316) for freshwater. All units are integrated for intake, process, and discharge water applications. The product options consist of the following: ACN […]
The wastewater from Denmark’s largest wastewater company, BIOFOS, is part of a groundbreaking research project at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) that will provide valuable knowledge on how the coronavirus spreads.
With a new masterplan, the Danish water sector is aiming to become climate neutral by 2030. Exporting those solutions could lead to massive global CO2 reductions and safer water worldwide.
Denmark has the experience and technology to help lift the big promises made at the several green summits during the autumn. The determination to live up to these promises is clearly marked by the visit to Denmark by the minister of the Environment, Climate and the Energy Sector from the German state Baden-Württemberg. The visit will showcase concrete Danish green approaches and solutions.
The next application round for P4G funding to partnerships with a sustainable business model is open. Funding of between USD 100,000 to USD 1,000,000 is available to either partnerships with a start-up or a scale-up concept.
A new heat pump in Copenhagen will collect energy from both wastewater and seawater and test how the energy can be used in district heating. The capacity of the heat pump corresponds to district heating for 1,100 Copenhagen households.
In simple terms, Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) is testing, verifying and documenting the performance of an environmental technology. The aim of ETV is to validate that the technology suits its purpose and performs as claimed. This means that your environmental technology can obtain a quality stamp from an independent verification unit in form of a […]
An overflow construction, placed at Kærbyholmrende, Middelfart, functions as a test and demo site for cleaning combined sewer overflow (CSO) with a HydroSeparator. The project is a cooperation between Middelfart Wastewater and Bonnerup Consults, and is supported by the Ministry of Environment. The HydroSeparator is developed by Bonnerup Consult primarily for treatment of rainwater, but […]
EnviDan International has successfully conducted an R&D project in China upgrading a wastewater treatment plant for 200.000PE. At the plant in Ma An Shan EnviDan has implemented the ARP process and online control system EnviStyr and test results show significant improvements in effluent quality. With support from the Danish EPA and in cooperation with Aihua […]
Enhanced demands for food production will increase the global demand for fertilisers such as phosphorus. The global sources of phosphorus are limited, and the increased demand will result in rising market prices and a global fight for control over the limited reserves emphasising the need for methods enabling phosphorus recycling. In such a market situation […]