Recovering valuable resources from wastewater: 2020 Highlights of the Interreg2Seas NEREUS project
As small-scale tests have provided sufficient information, the algae cultivation has recently been upscaled to a photobioreactor (20 l) to optimise treatment conditions.
Project partner HZ University with valuable input from consortium partner University of Portsmouth composed a research article about the technical, environmental, economic and social key performance indicators (KPIs) that can be used to quantify the benefits and the risks of resource recovery.
The Belgian Federation of Entreprises has nominated NEREUS partner DUCOOP and the New Docks NEREUS demosite in Ghent for the Belgian Business Awards for the Environment (BBAE).
What type and amount of lime does one need to optimize the processes of drying, transporting and reusing wastewater sludge? That’s the question CAPSO aimed to answer in the NEREUS project. During a visit to the Saint-Omer wastewater treatment plant last December, the project partners got to see what answer their French partner proposed.
Up to 90% flushing water needed!
The decentralized resource recovery concept from the Ghent "New Docks" demo case that is currently under construction is already being replicated. Students from the University of Ghent use the local Nereus approach for the modular construction concept "The Mobble".
What is NEREUS all about? Discover the Interreg 2Seas video with interviews of partners and target groups involved in the project.
Since May 2018, construction works on the subterranean parking area of the ‘Central field’ of the ‘Nieuwe Dokken’ district have been finished and building of the apartments aboveground has commenced. Meanwhile, a subcontractor has integrated the complex system of underground piping, cables and sewer lines into a Building Information Model (BIM). This model was used to solve conflicting pipe connections and final errors in the engineering plans. The construction of underground technics has started and is expected to finish before the end of Q2 2019.
The NEREUS pilot located at the Uit Je Eigen Stad (UJES) city farm in Rotterdam, has been moved to the research hall on the Delft Blue Innovations site in the Harnaschpolder (HNP) near Delft.