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Democase Antwerpen

Reuse of kitchen wastewater and rainwater for the production of high quality drinking water by water-link

In the new city district Antwerp Nieuw Zuid, water-link works on two democases with innovative waste water reuse technology.

Until 2020, the pop up event location 'Plein Publiek' will be the site where water-link is testing the production of high grade drinking water from the kitchen wastewater of the local pop up restaurant.

 As of 2020 the same technology will serve at a Colruyt supermarket to be built. The rain water collected at the roof and the wastewater from the supermarket shall be processed and purified to high grade drinking water.

Decentralise to close the loop

With the Nereus project, water-link is investing in new concepts for decentralized drinking water production.  With this concept is is possible to extract pure water and retain a residual stream from which raw materials can be recovered. The whole process has a low energy consumption and enables water-link to close the loop.