In this session we focus on innovations and experiences to treat challenging wastewaters. Such wastewaters can be challenging because they have a high fouling potential, containing difficult to remove components such as persistent micropollutants or have unconventional pH or salinities. Topics: oil emulsions in water, color, heavy metals, nonbiodegradable and/or persistent components, high or low pH, high salt.
Salts and water
In this session we focus on approaches to reuse water in the (petro)chemical industry. Often salt removal and brine treatment is a challenging aspect that limits reuse and zero liquid discharge options. Topics: water-reuse, zero-liquid discharge, desalination, produced water.
Bio in water / Water security
Waste water with high loads of biodegradable organic matter offer opportunities for energy production and resource recovery. In this session we focus on innovative developments to treat such wastewaters. Topics: organic loaded waste water, biogas production, resource recovery & water reuse, biohazards, biofouling, disinfection.
Safe water reuse
Increasingly access to water is becoming problematic for a lot of industries. Water reuse is a crucial solution but at the same time this needs to take place is a safe manner and this requires additional attention due to for instance constraints in hygiene, social acceptance and possible build-up of impurities. Topics: pathogen control, viruses, bacteria, biofilm control, disinfection, water reuse, social acceptance.
Water as a utility
Water is a crucial utility in many different industries and is often the basis for heating and cooling cycles in these industries. In this session we discuss innovations in this field focusing on minimisation of water and chemicals. Topics: water for energy: steam, boiler feed water, cooling water, condensate, conditioning chemicals. water reuse, process water, ultrapure water.
For certain crucial and strategic materials mining remains important for our society. In this sessions we explore trends in making these mining operations more sustainable. Topics: valorization of mining leachates, resource recovery, water reuse.