Theo Van Den Hoven Water Export Dag seminar EU

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Theo Van Den Hoven Water Export Dag seminar EU

  1. 1. © TECHNEAU 2005 © TECHNEAU 2005 TECHNEAU, toegang tot veilig drinkwater door middel van technologie Water Export Dag EWP 26 juni 2009 Theo van den Hoven KWR Watercycle Research Institute (The Netherlands) 1
  2. 2. © TECHNEAU 2005 © TECHNEAU 2005 Challenges for the water sector Shipping drinking water to Barcelona Summer 2008 Climate Change More people, bigger cities Emerging pollutants Ageing infrastructure More efficiency More demanding regulations EWP Exportdag 2 Barcelona, 6 shiploads. 22 million Euro. 2
  3. 3. © TECHNEAU 2005 © TECHNEAU 2005 Are our water supplies really safe? Permanent vigilance and up-to-date technologies are needed to protect water quality and public health More consumers ill after mains Outbreak Calicivirus, works Göteborg, 11 Sept 2008 EWP Exportdag 4 Permanent vigilance is needed 4
  4. 4. © TECHNEAU 2005 © TECHNEAU 2005 TECHNEAU Rethink current water supply systems, provide improved technologies and practices €19 Mil., 2006-2011 EWP Exportdag 5 5
  5. 5. © TECHNEAU 2005 © TECHNEAU 2005 TECHNEAU consortium End-user Regulator Technology-supplier Research-institution EWP Exportdag 6 Het consortium is opgebouwd volgend het principe van de innovatiecuclus of driehoek. Ideevorming bij universiteiten, de vertaling in een installties by leveranciers tot de toepassing bij de eindgebruiker, het waterbedrijf zijn vertegenwoordigd. Een innovatie is tenslotte pas echt een innovatie als de inventie wordt toegepast. 6
  6. 6. © TECHNEAU 2005 © TECHNEAU 2005 The TECHNEAU team > 150 researchers, 30 institutes EWP Exportdag 7 7
  7. 7. © TECHNEAU 2005 © TECHNEAU 2005 TECHNEAU partners Universities & Research Institutes Technology Providers EWP Exportdag 8 8
  8. 8. © TECHNEAU 2005 © TECHNEAU 2005 Novel water quality detection tools On-line monitoring Multi-sensor platform for on-line water analysis and process control Fish monitor for early warning of (intentional) toxic contamination EWP Exportdag 9 9
  9. 9. © TECHNEAU 2005 © TECHNEAU 2005 Novel multi-barrier water treatment process Oxidation/Bioreactor/Membrane technology For low quality resources Pesticides, hormones, medicines Bacteria and viruses Organic material Particles Taste and odor Low sludge production Adjustable to local conditions Also for small scale systems EWP Exportdag 10 10
  10. 10. © TECHNEAU 2005 © TECHNEAU 2005 Novel water quality detection tools Biological detection system for chemical pollutants Chemical pollutants Human cell Biological effect Estrogens Androgens Thyroids Progestagens Glucocorticoids EWP Exportdag 11 11
  11. 11. © TECHNEAU 2005 © TECHNEAU 2005 Ultra-filtration for household water treatment in developing countries Lab study tells Capable to remove bacteria Maintenance free for minimal 5 month Bacteria keep pores open Protoype under test in South Africa to lower waterborne diseases EWP Exportdag 12 12
  12. 12. © TECHNEAU 2005 © TECHNEAU 2005 Involvement utilities EWP Exportdag 13 13
  13. 13. © TECHNEAU 2005 © TECHNEAU 2005 Export van watertechnologie? Benut dan ook de mogelijkheden van EC/FP7 projecten EWP Exportdag 14 14
  14. 14. © TECHNEAU 2005 © TECHNEAU 2005 Acknowledgement TECHNEAU colleagues PAC: Peter Wilderer (Eur. Ac. Sci.&Art.), Paul Reiter/Keith Robertson (IWA), Sacha Gabizon (WECF), Riku Vahala (EUREAU), Frans Schulting (GWRC) EC: Panagiotis Balabanis (DG Research) Co-funded by EC under FP6 Sustainable Development, Global Change and Ecosystems, contract-No. 018320-02 EWP Exportdag 15 15
  15. 15. © TECHNEAU 2005 © TECHNEAU 2005 Thanks www.techneau.eu EWP Exportdag 16 16

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