Until the time, all countries are able to filter their ‘clean’ drinking water from drugs: Let’s avoid flushing drugs.
Our sewers are pharmacological pools, filled with drugs. Think of traces of painkillers, birth control pills, beta blockers, antidepressants and more.
The sewers are filled with drugs through our urine and because people are flushing the old drugs in the toilet. It can not be filtered out completely.
Moreover, an aging population means rising drug usage, which is not without consequences for humans and the environment. So what are we gonna do about it? Read More
Hydrea pipe recovers heat in the sewer (ESCO)
Recover heat from the sewer. The technique is not new, but was hardly used in the Netherlands.
Now the efficiency of the technique increases, a breakthrough is coming.
With heat from sewers up to 50% of the total energy consumption of households can be recovered and it is a clean form of renewable energy. Read More
Depending on the chosen system, up to 60% of savings can be achieved: in general a payback of between 1 and 5 years.
In industry, lots of hot water is used for cleaning. Hot water of 60 to 80 ° C is very common. During the industrial process a lot of heat flows directly with the wastewater into the sewer.
What a waste of energy! With Regain heat exchangers, heat can be recovered from wastewater. Read More