RAI Amsterdam | 6 - 9 November 2023


Aquatech Innovation Award Winners

Aquatech Innovation Award Overall Winner 2021

Wasser 3.0 detect | remove | reuse

Company: Wasser 3.0 gGmbH
Category: Green chemicals for water technology

Jury Comment: This is a new category in the awards, which the jury felt was necessary to include. Wasser 3.0 enables new standards in (waste)water treatment by combining high-tech materials & low-tech processes. The focus is on flexible, cost- and energy-efficient solutions for the removal of microplastics. This also includes continuous detection and reuse, leading to ECO³: saving water, energy and costs, reducing waste and improving water quality. The jury said: “From a chemistry point of view, this is so fascinating for our professors that they thought this should be the winner. You can remove very small particles in a very efficient way.”

Aquatech Community Award Winner 2021

CLC for decentralised water provision

Company: Nijhuis Saur Industries
Category: Waste water treatment
Stand: 05.160, 05.549C

Jury Comment: The Closed Loop Concept (CLC) aims to close local water loops and provide decentralised solutions without any central (waste)water treatment plant for residential areas. The CLC consists of four treatment parts: rainwater, grey water, yellow water, and black water. It is a ‘match-making’ concept, buffering water during rainfall which will be used during periods of drought. The jury was impressed by the “courage” of the Nijhuis Saur team to go through the trouble of setting up a decentralised sanitation project. The jury said the integrated, decentralised sanitation project is “very impressive”. Sustainable with 90 per cent claimed less energy use.

Aquatech Innovation Award Category Winners 2021

Hawle.Live KEY

Company: Hawle Service GmbH
Category: Transport and process & control

Jury Comment: This development from Hawle Service GMbH can automatically measure the torsion of valves to inform operators whether they are open or closed. The jury noted the ability of this development to “take away a lot of hassle from valve operators”, saying it was very simple yet “offers so much” to help free up time from utility operators.

BIO-310 UV LED Reactor

Company: Typhon Treatment Systems Ltd.
Category: Water Supply (incl. Point of use)
Stand: 01.494I

Jury Comment: Typhon’s USEPA UVDGM validated BIO-310 reactor is a municipal scale Ultraviolet (UV) LED system. Typhon has collaborated with United Utilities in the UK to deliver the world’s largest UV LED for drinking water disinfection installation, with the capacity to treat nearly 30,000m3/day. The jury praised the “innovative reactor design” that has “enormous promise” to help with the scaling of UV LED systems.

CLC for decentralised water provision

Company: Nijhuis Saur Industries
Category: Waste water treatment
Stand: 05.160, 05.549C

Jury Comment: The Closed Loop Concept (CLC) aims to close local water loops and provide decentralised solutions without any central (waste)water treatment plant for residential areas. The CLC consists of four treatment parts: rainwater, grey water, yellow water, and black water. It is a ‘match-making’ concept, buffering water during rainfall which will be used during periods of drought. The jury was impressed by the “courage” of the Nijhuis Saur team to go through the trouble of setting up a decentralised sanitation project. The jury said the integrated, decentralised sanitation project is “very impressive”. Sustainable with 90 per cent claimed less energy use.

SubMerge Autonomous Inspection Robot

Company: SubMerge I.O.
Category: Innovation not to market yet

Jury Comment: SubMerge autonomous inspection robot changes drinking water pipe asset management radically. The robot crawls flexibly through water pipes. It takes pictures, measures wall thickness, determines leakages and calculates coordinates. Reaching a base station, the robot is recharged, exchanges its data and proceeds with a new mission. The development is a result of multiple stakeholders, including Vitens, Branbantwater and Evides. Also the overall winner, the jury noted the robot’s ability to wirelessly navigate corners as particularly innovative”.

Wasser 3.0 detect | remove | reuse

Company: Wasser 3.0 gGmbH
Category: Green chemicals for water technology

Jury Comment: This is a new category in the awards, which the jury felt was necessary to include. Wasser 3.0 enables new standards in (waste)water treatment by combining high-tech materials & low-tech processes. The focus is on flexible, cost- and energy-efficient solutions for the removal of microplastics. This also includes continuous detection and reuse, leading to ECO³: saving water, energy and costs, reducing waste and improving water quality. The jury said: “From a chemistry point of view, this is so fascinating for our professors that they thought this should be the winner. You can remove very small particles in a very efficient way.”