TU Delft wins Waterinnovatieprijs 2021

Nieuws - 02 december 2021

On Thursday 2 December 2021 TU Delft, section Sanitary Engineering, was awarded the Waterinnovatieprijs 2021, category “Healthy water and healthy soil”  with the project AdOx: A next generation adsorption-oxidation process for the removal of organic micropollutants from municipal wastewater.

AdOx combines adsorption of organic micropollutants with synthetic zeolites, and regeneration of exhausted zeolites with ozone gas. It is a cost-effective, efficient and sustainable process compared with other technologies for removal of organic micropollutants from municipal wastewater.

The results were obtained with laboratory research and desk study, performed by the AdOx team: Mingyan Fu, Nessia Fausta, Nan Jiang, Yasmina Doekhi-Bennani, Bas Heijman, Jan Peter van der Hoek and Luuk Rietveld. The research was supported by NWO, Topsector Water & Maritiem, KWR Water Research and Stowa. Partners in the project were Waterschap De Dommel, Waternet, Hoogheemraadschap Delfland, Hoogheemraadschap Rijnland, Xylem Water Solutions and Witteveen + Bos.

Based on the results a pilot plant is being constructed which will be operated, starting in May this year, at the wastewater treatment plant Leiden-Noord of Hoogheemraadschap Rijnland.