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innovator in aquatic ecology

Operation

The system is based on rejuvenation of troubled waters by full speed harvesting of algae and/or sediment and delivering organic material free, clean water.

Resulting in 2 high value streams:

  • Algae/sediment
  • Clean water

Value of the algae residue stream:
additive feedstock in (coal) power plants. high energetic value, high value
Extracting of PO43- (Phosphate), solution for Phosphate shortage!!!
CO2 reduction, during the algae growing cycle a large volume of CO2 is absorbed.

Value of the water stream:
the clean water stream can be directly supplied to tap water processing plants to feed the need for drinking water. Farmland irrigation water is becoming a severe problem due to local pollution, after the WaterNed solution harvests algae and/or organic materials the water is ready to be (re)used for irrigation purposes. Industrial use, industrial production processing needs water of high quality.

Aquatic Dead Zones Worldwide

Dead zones are hypoxic (low-oxygen) areas in the world’s oceans, the observed incidences of which have been increasing since oceanographers began noting them in the 1970s. These occur near inhabited coastlines, where aquatic life is most concentrated (the vast middle portions of the oceans which naturally have little life are not considered “dead zones”). The term can also be applied to the identical phenomenon in large lakes. The size and number of marine dead zones—areas where the deep water is so low in dissolved oxygen that sea creatures can’t survive—have grown explosively in the past half-century. Dead zones are hypoxic (low-oxygen) areas in the world’s oceans, the observed incidences of which have been increasing since oceanographers began noting them in the 1970s. These occur near inhabited coastlines, where aquatic life is most concentrated. (The vast middle portions of the oceans, which naturally have little life, are not considered “dead zones”.) The term can also be applied to the identical phenomenon in large lakes.

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Research

Several independent water laboratories in The Netherlands handle water research for WaterNed and her customers. You can find the results on our download page.

Sediment/turbidity

The WaterNed harvesting system is suitable for sediment and turbidity removal. The main options for implementing our system are as follows;

During dredging operation in lakes, rivers or other water bodies, the WaterNed solution can be implemented on site to “harvest” all free floating sediments and turbidity. Herewith spreading of pollution, diseases, captures chemicals etc will be prevented. Operation can be done from a boat or from the shoreline.

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Water Exploitation Index Plus

Europe

Is Europe’s freshwater use sustainable?

We need freshwater for human consumption and economic activities such as food production and industry, but does Europe manage this valuable resource in a sustainable way? An indicator assessment published by the European Environment Agency (EEA) today on World Water Day takes a look at the use of freshwater resources across Europe.

 

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