Applying adequate treatment to raw water to meet drinking water regulations and secure clean and safe drinking water
Access to clean and safe drinking water is a prerequisite for human life. However, according to WHO nearly 850 million people still lack access to even a basic drinking water service. The optimal type of service and treatment depends on local conditions and the availability of water sources – groundwater, surface water or desalinated seawater. In any case, the raw water must receive adequate treatment to meet drinking water regulations. In Denmark, all tap water is based on groundwater, which only requires simple treatment before being distributed in a sealed pipe system to the customers. This saves costs and eliminates the need for chlorine and other chemicals while minimising the risk of bacteria. The end-result is great tasting and safe tap water.
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HOFOR, Greater Copenhagen Utility, is in the process of modernizing and introducing softening of the drinking water at its waterworks. Marbjerg Waterworks was the first of HOFOR’s waterworks to be renovated back in 2015, and HOFOR is currently starting up the new softening plant at the waterworks. Protection of the environment and the drinking water has been the main priority in the design of Marbjerg Waterworks
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.
A chemist employed at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark has invented a cutting-edge green technology that uses CO2 to convert seawater into drinking water — within minutes. The plan is to use the desalination technology to replace electricity with CO2 and use it in survival gear and large-scale industrial plants in areas where people lack clean drinking water.
ULTRAAQUA UV Product portfolio for drinking water disinfection provides chemical-free, safe drinking water without the creation of dangerous by-products. The UV units options consist of the following: ÖNORM M 5873-1 validated SSV series – stainless steel L316 closed vessels with full bioassay validation. Equipped with SWIRLFLOW™ technology, the UV reactor delivers additional power savings due […]
New EU directive map out how drinking water quality and supply can improve across the EU. Denmark has helped to focus on water waste in the revised EU directive aimed at ensuring consumers healthy and clean drinking water.
A new Danish agreement backed by a broad group of political parties will improve the protection of the exceptionally clean Danish groundwater. With the new agreement, Denmark takes an important step towards implementing the world’s best protection of clean drinking water.
The water treatment technology used most often in Denmark to convert groundwater into drinking water is aeration and filtration for removal of iron, manganese and ammonium. This is a chemical-free and natural process using just compressed air as the oxidation media. This treatment method is now also used in Hungary for the 12.000 inhabitants of […]
The water utility North Water operates just north of Copenhagen and supplies 200.000 consumers with pure drinking water. Water quality is monitored closely, and the utility is certified in accordance with food safety standards (ISO 22000). As an extra security against microbiological contamination, UV treatment is used because even if the risk of contamination is […]
In Aarhus, the second largest city in Denmark, a new waterworks has been built, Truelsbjerg waterworks. Besides its primary function of producing water of high quality, it will serve as a reserach and test centre. Classic waterworks concepts have been rethought to take drinking water safety to new levels, and the waterworks is also designed […]
Maersk Peregrino is the most expensive and advanced vessel ever built by Maersk. It is a floating oil refinery supporting the surrounding oil platforms in the Atlantic. In addition to providing a desalination plant, BWT designed and installed a complete multiple-stage water treatment system to meet the specific needs of the vessel. The desalinated water […]
All public water supplied in the Seychelles is desalinated water. The Public Utilities Corporation operates four waterworks, supplying drinking water to more than 80,000 inhabitants and 200,000 visitors. BWT has installed seawater desalination plants in all local waterworks. The four desalination systems combined produce 13,000 m3 of clean drinking water per day. The Malé Water […]
Highly energy-efficient membrane technology Best Water Technology Denmark (BWT) are experts in seawater desalination and have more than 30 years experience in engineering, producing and installing desalination systems and customised water treatment solutions for all kinds of applications. All BWT’s membrane desalination systems are produced at our production facility in Denmark. Our experienced service engineering […]
We provide water utilities and authorities with consulting services that ensure safe drinking water for both this and future generations. The distribution of water from source, to waterworks, to consumer can be complicated and challenging. Our specialists provide consultancy advice that covers the entire distribution process from technical to administrative. We provide the following services: […]
In April 2012, construction began on tomorrow’s waterworks in Aarhus. It is a new innovative research and pilot project in Truelsbjerg, Aarhus. The project for the new Truelsbjerg Waterworks has been developed as a turnkey contract based on the utility company Aarhus Vand’s ambitious vision for future waterworks. Aarhus Vand has allocated 7 million Euros to supporting […]
The BlueBox 1800UF Solar is a solar driven water purification plant, producing clean water only with the sun as energy source. The combination of the filtering methods, sturdy material, simple construction in a plastic container, easy operation, large capacity, low energy consumption, and the mobility is what makes the products of MuchMoreWater unique. MuchMoreWater´s very […]
The LIFELINK system consists of a single point water supply with a submersible borehole pump, fed with energy from solar panels. Furthermore, it is equipped with an automatic tapping unit, where the villagers tap water and pay with a closed payment system based on smartcards. The water fee covers the ongoing service contract where Grundfos […]