Aqua-Aerobic accelerates aerobic granular sludge technology in North America
René Noppeney, global director of water technology products & innovation for Royal HaskoningDHV, and Peter Baumann, president and CEO of Aqua-Aerobic Systems, signing the agreement.
Royal HaskoningDHV announced that following the partnership with Aqua-Aerobic Systems Inc. in the U.S. in 2016, the company is now extending the license for the Nereda granular biomass wastewater treatment to include Canada.
Aqua-Aerobic Systems is now the exclusive provider of Nereda technology in the U.S. and Canada, and is accelerating its implementation of aerobic granular sludge technology in North America.
Nereda represents an evolution in activated sludge treatment replicating the same effluent quality as an enhanced BNR (Biological Nutrient Removal) facility but without the use of chemicals by using the patented aerobic granular sludge technology. The reduced footprint and low energy requirement of the Nereda process provides a competitive alternative for high-performance plants. This makes it an excellent fit for U.S. and Canada markets. The introduction of more stringent water quality requirements strengthens the need for Nereda even further.
“In the last six months plus we have found that the Nereda technology satisfies all of the requirements we look for in a next generation biological process; enhanced biological nutrient removal, lower operational and capital costs, and smaller footprint. This is the game changer the industry has been waiting for and we are excited to be able to offer it into Canada too,” said James Horton, Aqua-Aerobic Systems Inc. Vice President, Process Group.
Waste n Watertech will represent the Nereda product in western Canada.
“Given the progressive tightening of BNR effluent requirements here in Canada, Waste 'n Watertech is constantly on the lookout for innovative biological processes that tackle these challenges more efficiently,” said Dominic Janssen, the company’s vice president of engineering sales.
“We identified the Nereda process back in 2015 as exactly what we were looking for, and are extremely happy to now be the exclusive gateway of this technology in our territory. The fact that Aqua-Aerobic Systems is the company to bring this product to the North American market only magnifies our belief in this technology's potential,” Janssen said.
“Since signing the initial agreement with Aqua-Aerobic Systems last year, we are delighted with what the company has already achieved,” said Marten Hillen, Royal HaskoningDHV director of water treatment technologies for the Americas. “This successful collaboration has developed through a strong relationship between the businesses, which has enabled us to achieve so much in a short time.”