Granular Sludge Technologies for Treatment of Saline Wastewater

Granular Sludge Technologies for Treatment of Saline Wastewater

Per year a total of around 70 million tonnes of saline (waste)water originating form olive oil industry is produced in the EU alone. When all of this wastewater remains untreated, environmental damages, such as depletion of oxygen and eutrophication in receiving water bodies, can occur upon discharge. Biological treatment of non-saline wastewater has been done for many years, but addition of salts can severely hinder performance of biological treatment systems.

Experimental Site The International Trench

Experimental Site The International Trench

In the context of the project iDrain (research line 1) of WaterNexus, we have developed a site to conduct experimental research. This site has been constructed in the summer of 2018 and experimentation is intended to begin in August. The location of the site is at the premises of the Golf Field “The International” in Haarlemmermeerpolder, close to Schiphol, with kind permission of Mr. M. Welling.