PP#9: Last testing site: pilot commissioning on Landfill Leachate
March 9, 2021
Time has come for the pilot to move to it's last test site within the NEWBIES project: the Landfill facility of Indaver in Nieuwdorp, Zeeland. Here it will treat the leachate that percolates through the landfills. A challenging wastewater, that compared to previous sites contains elevated salt concentrations and humics. Commissioning of the pilot went smoother than ever though!
PP#8: Inter-CIP runs on urine finished, ready for long-term operation
December 21, 2020
The full experimental scheme of process characterization conditions on urine has been finished and preliminary results are reported, with some analytical data not available yet. Based on the obtained results, a most favorable combination of current density, operational mode, feed control method and CIP parameters is defined. We're looking forward how these conditions will turn out to perform on the longer run!
PP#7: First results on treatment of urine
October 24, 2020
Progress is speeding up! Within weeks after its commisioning on urine, characterization runs were succesfully carried out. Uninterrupted by practical hiccups, the first - albeit very preliminary - results on attained KPIs can be provided. Moreover, the plan for the time ahead is further refined.
PP#6: Final report on reject water
October 24, 2020
With the pilot already hooked up to the urine, the last results we're analysed on the previous phase on reject water. Find in the attached report the final results and conclusions of the first phase of the project.
High-tech treatment of urine tested at eco-community Arneco
September 15, 2020
In-depth article in the Dutch-Flanders oriented magazine "NPT proces technologie" on the operation and perspectives of N.E.W.B.I.E.S on source separated urine.
Making fertilizer in the backyard with N.E.W.B.I.E.S.
July 24, 2020
Laymens interview on the regional television on the workings of the N.E.W.B.I.E.S. pilot installation as it is tested on source-separated urine (in Dutch)
PP#5: Pilot commissioned on urine
July 15, 2020
The pilot installation arrives at the second testing location and is commisioned. This time it will treat source separated urine. An impresison of the first weeks
Presentation at Annual Dutch Nutrient Platform meeting 2020
June 25, 2020
The Nutrient Platform is a cross-sectoral network of Dutch organizations that believe in a pragmatic approach towards nutrient scarcity. Frontrunners from the water sector, agriculture, waste sector and chemical industry have joined forces to close nutrient cycles. Philipp Kuntke from Wetsus presented the N.E.W.B.I.E.S. project and its preliminary results.
PP#4: Out of the surf: progress on reject water with some last weeks to go
April 29, 2020
With the initial teething problems worked out of the way, a series of characterization runs has been performed to target the most substantial process loss factors. Detailed analysis of measured ion transport is performed, resulting KPIs are reported and some preliminary conclusions on the attainable performance and inherent limitations found for the reject water casus are given. Download the progress presentation here.
PP#3: Facing reality: first experiences on reject water
December 27, 2019
Operating the pilot for the first time on a real wastewater caused a small explosion in teething problems to surface. Scaling in places we didn't expect them, process automation showing less stable under conditions not tested before, and composition-specific performance losses that need further investigation. We've got work to do! Read more about in this progress report.
Kennisconsortium zet stikstof om in kunstmest
November 20, 2019
Amidst the Dutch "Stikstofcrisis", and days before the pilot installation was shipped to Girona, W&F Technologies was interviewed by BNR nieuwsradio about the NEWBIES process.
PP#2: Hook up the reject water
October 25, 2019
After a week of Site Acceptancy Testing at LPS, the Pilot has been transported to Girona to be operated on its first real wastewater: reject water from sludge digesters. Some pictures of the first week in a sunny Catalunya.
Kunstmestfabriek wint ammoniak uit afvalwaterstromen
October 23, 2019
Announcement on commissioning of the pilot installation by Petrochem
Elektrische oplossing voor gespannen stikstofcrisis
October 23, 2019
Interview about N.E.W.B.I.E.S. in C2W with process technologist Sam Molenaar from W&F Technologies
Watertechnologen werken aan duurzame oplossing stikstof
October 22, 2019
Interview about the N.E.W.B.I.E.S. project in Waterforum with process technologist Sam Molenaar from W&F Technologies.
Demo-stand at Wetsus Congress 2019
October 18, 2019
W&F Technologies presented the N.E.W.B.I.E.S. pilot ED stack along with a poster presenting the process at the Wetsus annual Congress in Leeuwarden, The Netherlands. Click to download the poster presented.
Elektrisch zuiveren van mest
October 15, 2019
Short announcement of the pilot installation on mestportaal.nl
Elektrisch zuiveren van mest biedt perpectief voor productie van kunstmestvervanger
October 15, 2019
News coverage on the pilot installation and the project in NCM
PP#1: Pilot installation ready!
October 14, 2019
With great enthusiasm and moderate pride we announce the N.E.W.B.I.E.S. pilot plant is finished and ready to go on ...
Poster Presentation at IWA-RR Conference 2019
September 9, 2019
Federico Ferrari from I.C.R.A. presented the N.E.W.B.I.E.S. process and its preliminary results on digestate from Girona at the IWA-RR 2019 conference in Venice. Download the presentation.
Poster presentation at 3rd NH3 Event
June 21, 2019
W&F Technologies participated at the 2019 NH3 event in Rotterdam, presenting a poster of the project.
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Poster Presentation at 3rd European Nutrient Event
November 8, 2018
Mariana Rodrigues, PhD Student at Environmental Technology Wageningen UR and working on improving NEWBIES technology in the Wetsus laboratory, presented a poster of the LIFE-NEWBIES consortium at the 3rd European Nutrient Event. The 2018 European Nutrient Event was part of the ECOMONDO (The green Technologies EXPO) from 6 – 9 November 2018 in Rimini (Italy).
Demo-stand at Wetsus Congress 2018
September 24, 2018
W&F Technologies together with REDstack was present at the Wetsus Congress 2018 and presented the N.E.W.B.I.E.S. project to secretary of state Mona Keijzer.
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