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New technologies to increase the value of salts in the residual stream after water reclamation

Country of Origin: Netherlands
Reference Number: TRNL20201120001
Publication Date: 20 November 2020

Summary

A Dutch independent international engineering and project management consultancy is looking for fresh ideas, technologies and applications to cope with the salty stream that remains after water reclamation. The aim is to increase the value of the respective salts, reclaim and apply them. Cooperation is envisaged within the frame of a license agreement or a technical cooperation agreement.  This request refers to an innovation challenge published on an open innovation platform.

Description

The Dutch corporate is an independent international engineering and project management consultancy with a global network and a local focus leading the way in sustainable development and innovation.

They experiment with new ideas and invest in new technologies with the aim to make even more impact for their clients and for society as a whole.

Water shortage is rapidly becoming a problem, even in the Netherlands. Currently, several technologies are available to reclaim clean water from wastewater and reuse this. What remains is a new stream, containing all the residual components.
Further treatment of this salt containing residual stream is costly and is hampering the business case for many applications.

The company is keen to find solutions and is looking for fresh ideas, technologies and applications to cope with the saline stream that remains after water reclamation from raw sewage, containing for example:
Chemical Oxygen Demand 600 – 750 mg/L,
Biological Oxygen Demand 250 mg/L,
Kjeldahl Nitrogen 50 mg/L,
Total Phosphorus 10 mg/L and of course suspended solids, heavy metals, pathogens etc.

The aim is to increase the value of the respective salts, reclaim and apply them.

What's in it for a potential partner?
• Support in setting up the business case for new concepts
• Introduction in new market
• Create stronger products by combining the new solution with existing solutions
• An assignment to realize a prototype or pilot
• Support and test environment
• Probability of a follow-up order, scaling up or lasting cooperation
• Interesting network of cooperation partners, water authorities and municipalities, which can also be used to spread the concept further if it is demonstrably effective.

Cooperation is envisaged within the frame of a license agreement or a technical cooperation agreement but other forms of cooperation may also be considered.

IMPORTANT NOTE: This technology request is part of an innovation challenge and is published on an open innovation platform until January 11th 2021. If an organization does express interest in cooperation with this firm before closing date, it will be guided towards this open innovation platform on which one can get in touch with the company experts. Mind that posts on this platform are not confidential.

Beside open discussions on the platform, sharing of confidential information will be made possible on demand. After that, the firm will select the SMEs that will be invited for further contact to discuss cooperation possibilities aimed at the development of a solution. Once the challenge is closed, EOIs for this technology request will be treated in the traditional way.

Expertise sought

•	Technology and know-how to handle saline waste streams:  most likely some kind of separation technology based on mass, size, charge, solubility, etcetera.
• Technology & Design
• Process technology
• Circularity mind set: improving circularity of resources in industry and society
• Creative thinking

IPR status

Patent(s) applied for but not yet granted,Patents granted,Granted patent or patent application essential,Trade Marks,Exclusive Rights,Other

Requested partner

Type of partner:  
Organisations with creativity and expertise in (chemical) process design with a ‘circular’ mindset.

Role of partner:
Bringing in fresh ideas, technologies and applications to cope with the salty stream that remains after water reclamation. Co-operating in the development of a prototype or pilot.

Cooperation offer is closed for requests