Aquatech shows circular economy will transform European water market
During the 25th edition of Aquatech it is obvious the circular economy, the European Commission is aiming at, will change the water market. Preventing water pollution, reducing water pollution, saving energy on water treatment, recovering resources, reusing wastewater with less energy. All those techniques were already available, but now customers seem to be prepared to start using them.
The different European country pavilions all seem to offer solutions for urban water management and the runoff of rainwater. Local solutions for smart water technologies, drainage products, water retention squares are used in many different Member States. “I saw the same kind of solutions we present in the British pavilion” says a spokesman of the Danish pavilion. “It seems we are all inventing the wheel.”
Solar wastewater treatment
Helene Szulc from the French company Aquago presented at Aqua Stage how to double a wastewater lagoon capacity using only solar powered mixers. This energy-saving technique only requires a lot of time and space. It takes forty days before the water is treated properly. The process is not fit for big cities. Szulc says the solar panels are even working properly in the North of France, so this solution can also be used in all Northern countries. The sustainable treatment technique is especially fit for remote, small villages.