‘In 2030 all drinking water production residuals are recycled for high-value applications. The residuals are of equal value to the primary raw materials they replace. Thanks to efficient logistics and high returns, the residuals do not cost the drinking water companies anything. AquaMinerals and its participants remain at the forefront in Europe in the valorisation of residuals and constantly discover new applications.’
This is the vision that AquaMinerals and the drinking water companies have elaborated in the Drinking Water Residuals Roadmap 2030. To progress towards this future vision, we have jointly selected six acceleration projects which affect the entire chain, from treatment process to the client: (1) reuse of own materials, (2) on-site monitoring and systematic increase of aquafer dry-matter, (3) a residuals knowledge platform, (4) production of coagulant from aquafer, (5) resource recovery from brine, and (6) applications and quality improvements for aluminium sludge.
Following an enthusiastic kick-off meeting, we’re now working on the further elaboration and implementation of these projects.