5 - 8 November 2019

Innovation takes centre stage at Aquatech Amsterdam!

The water sector is undergoing major changes and a new way of thinking is needed to meet the challenges the industry faces. Innovations are named as the number one reason why people visit Aquatech Amsterdam. 

The latest trends & solutions were presented at the innovation platform for the water industry: InnovationLAB!


"In addition to the Aquatech Innovation Award, Aquatech showcases thousands of innovations and new products. Due to the large number and wide range of marketing & promotion opportunities, not all these premiers get the attention they deserve. The new 'InnovationLAB' concept resolves this through its variety of channels."

Annette Bos Aquatech Domain Manager

Aquatech Innovation Award 2017


The Aquatech Innovation Award enjoyed industry prestige and a worldwide commercial impact, with winners and nominees alike being seen as trendsetters for the next generation of product development. The InnovationLAB showcased all the products nominated for the Aquatech Amsterdam Innovation Award. Visitors browsed through individual nominee & winner information on dedicated iPads at the InnovationLAB.

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BlueTech Research Innovation Pavilion

Powered by BlueTech Research, the pavilion at stand number 07.552 offered breakthrough technology for the water industry. Innovation leaders and cutting-edge, new technology companies presented their very latest products and solutions for water professionals. 

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Innovation Avenue


Powered by the Water Alliance, the place where visitors were immersed in the latest technologies in the field of clean drinking water, sludge dewatering, algae detection systems, surface water treatments, is at the Innovation Avenue

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Aquatech TV


The InnovationLAB NEWSROOM was the visual media hub of Aquatech Amsterdam. Flying reporters collected content about the show and its exhibitors. Powered by Aquatech TV.

InnovationLAB Experiences

Visitors experienced the technology of the future in real live demonstrations! It was the “science center” of Aquatech where they could see, hear and experience upcoming technology solutions that are still at the research or testing phase. This was a great way to gain a sneak preview of what the future has in store.


Local Treatment Urban Sewage streams for Healthy Reuse (LOTUS - HR)

Sanitary Engineering, Civil Engineering and Geosciences, TU Delft

India’s and the Global rapid urbanization keeps on putting more stress on fresh water supply, while simultaneously water resources are polluted by untreated wastewater discharge. Competitive claims on water lead to shortages in many sectors and increased health risks for the poor. The final goal of the LOTUS-HR programme is to demonstrate a local modular technological approach to recover resources from domestic wastewater in a Megacity urban setting, while at the same time doing fundamental research. In this way, it will turn this, and possibly other Indian cities and their drains into profitable “mines” that produce clean water for households, irrigation and industry, as well as energy from the organic fraction of the drain, and nutrients for fertilizing (urban) agriculture.

The project combines anaerobic digestion as pretreatment with a vertical urban filter and a photobioreactor for nutrient recovery and advanced disinfection for final water reovery.


From Pollutant to power

Sanitary Engineering, Civil Engineering and Geosciences, TU Delft

The production of an ammonia based fuel from residual water streams, which will be fed a solid oxide fuel cell, generating in electrical and thermal energy. The energy will be used to drive the fuel production process, resulting in an energy positive process to manage ammonia in residual water streams.


Online learning to the next level

Sanitary Engineering, Civil Engineering and Geosciences, TU Delft

Online learning is developing very quickly. In water treatment we have now developed two 3D-simulations of treatment steps in order to educate students online. The online students performed experiments that were previously done in our laboratory by campus students.


Multiparameter detection - Demonstrator Nitrate detection

Our most recent development is a fluorescence based nitrate sensor; a prototype is build. Prototype is based on fiber-optic design and focusses on applications in soil and water. Field of use; agricultural, water quality (environmental) monitoring. Our end goal is to develop a multi parameter sensor.