07 Dec OCEANS OF WATER – MADE BY NATURE

07.12.2018

REMOVING MICRO-POLLUTANTS AND MICRO-PLASTICS WITH THE AQUAPORIN® INSIDE TECHNOLOGY

A solution for world oceans without micro-pollutants and micro-plastics is being tested.

Aquaporin A/S is partner in the EU project, BONUS CLEANWATER. The partnership aims for reducing the input of micro-polluntans and micro-plastics from wastewater led into the Baltic Sea. The key to success is exploring, developing and comparing innovative eco-technology approaches. The Aquaporin Inside® Technology is now tested in pilot scale at Avedøre. A final solution is not limited to the Baltic Sea, world oceans can benefit too.

The Aquaporin Inside® Forward Osmosis membranes are highly selective to micro-pollutants. The goal is to develop a full process to concentrate municipal wastewater effluent and produce a micro-pollutants-free effluent.

To achieve this, Aquaporin is heading a pilot-project at the BIOFOS Wastewater Treatment Plant in Avedøre. At the plant, Aquaporin has built a pilot system to demonstrate the membrane performance on site.

Project manager in Aquaporin, Sylvie Braekevelt elaborates on the first year of the project period: “During the first year, the Aquaporin Inside® modules have shown excellent rejection of micropollutants and a minimum of 92% in our lab. Moreover, the water quality was found to be stable even at different and challenging conditions that can appear in large scale filtration plants.”

Sylvie Braekevelt continues: “Since summer, we have taken the Aquaporin Inside® membranes to our pilot system. We will now observe the stability of the system during several weeks or months, by either using our high-pressure draw recovery system or using the freely available seawater right next to the treatment plant.”

The Aquaporin Inside® technology uses nature’s own channels for water treatment. Aquaporin is Water made by Nature.

Further information:

If you wish to learn more about the BONUS CLEANWATER project or are interested in testing the new Aquaporin Inside® Forward Osmosis membranes, please contact:

Project Manager, Sylvie Braekevelt, Aquaporin A/S, Nymøllevej 78, 2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark. Website: www.aquaporin.dk Phone: +4582303082

For more information on the BONUS CLEANWATER project, visit: http://www.swedenwaterresearch.se/en/projekt/bonus-cleanwater/

The BONUS CLEANWATER project has received funding from BONUS, funded jointly by the EU and Innovation Fund Denmark.



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