September 25, 2016 - Aqua-Aerobic Systems, Inc. (Loves Park, IL USA) and Royal HaskoningDHV (Amersfoort, The Netherlands) signed an Agreement that confirms Aqua-Aerobic Systems will become the exclusive provider of the Nereda® Aerobic Granular Sludge Technology in the United States market.
Aqua-Aerobic Systems will build a full-scale Nereda® Aerobic Granular Sludge System at the Rock River Water Reclamation District (Rockford, IL. USA). This facility will demonstrate the Nereda® Aerobic Granular Sludge Process; a proven technology that is successfully applied worldwide on five continents. The facility will help accelerate the implementation of aerobic granular sludge technology in North America.
The Nereda Aerobic Granular Sludge Technology represents an evolution in activated sludge treatment replicating the same effluent quality as a well-designed enhanced BNR facility but without the use of chemicals by using the patented aerobic granular sludge technology. The dramatically reduced footprint and low energy requirement of the Nereda process provides a competitive alternative for high performance plants.
About Aqua-Aerobic Systems, Inc.
Aqua-Aerobic Systems, Inc. is an applied engineering company specializing in total water management solutions in the areas of aeration and mixing, biological processes, cloth media filtration, membranes, disinfection and process control. Since 1969, Aqua-Aerobic Systems, Inc. has served the water and wastewater industry in both the municipal and industrial markets.
About Royal HaskoningDHV
Royal HaskoningDHV has been making a world of difference in people’s lives since 1881. As an independent international engineering and project management consultancy, the company works with clients to successfully deliver projects which contribute to improving living circumstances around the world for 135 years.
Nereda is the name given to Royal HaskoningDHV’s biological wastewater treatment technology (also known as AGS) that purifies water based on bacteria growing into compact granules. The technology was invented by the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands and developed in a unique public-private partnership between the University, the Dutch Foundation for Applied Water Research (STOWA), the Dutch Water Authorities and Royal HaskoningDHV.
Aqua-Aerobic Systems, Inc. Vice President - Process Group, James Horton stated, “This unique technology satisfies all of the requirements we look for in a next generation biological process; enhanced biological nutrient removal, lower operational and capital costs, and smaller footprint. This is the game changer the industry has been waiting for.”
Royal HaskoningDHV, Director of Water Treatment Technologies for the Americas, Marten Hillen, stated, “We are proud that a leading player like Aqua-Aerobic Systems, Inc. recognizes the added value of Nereda for the United States. We look forward to jointly bringing our knowledge and expertise here.”