Microplastics reuse & circular economy

Closing loops: New ways to reuse microplastics.

Waste, which includes microplastic agglomerates from our removal processes, are valuable materials. How these valuable remnants get back into value chains is part of our work in reuse.

Wasser 3.0 reuse ends linear action; treated waters and removed agglomerates are reused.

The key: circular economy solutions go hand in hand with resource conservation and environmental protection.

From the beginning of our feasibility studies and in the field of innovation transfer, we think about the end. This includes identifying reuse concepts for our microplastic removal products.

The waste products from Wasser 3.0 PE-X® become the basis for new products. Thermal incineration is the last option for us, if at all.

With our solutions, we deliver sustainable process design paired with measurable contributions to achieving the UN sustainability goals | © Wasser 3.0

#detectremovereuse: Circular economy strategy for (waste-)water treatment.

Through our reuse processes (embedded in the fully sustainable process design), we reduce the need for fossil resources, reduce the carbon footprint, and combine the requirements of Zero Waste and Circular Economy.

We work with you to develop modular and adaptive solutions for water without microplastics and micropollutants. At the same time, we deliver savings in energy, CO2, water, waste, and operating and maintenance costs. Through the multidimensional approach of microplastic-free production, you will not only achieve measurable contributions to the achievement of the UN sustainability goals, but you will also address tomorrow's requirements and regulations –  today.

We see wastewater treatment as a value-added process.

The treated waters can either be reused as process water or discharged as wastewater free of microplastics or micropollutants. For each application of our removal technology there is an individual as well as tailor-made reuse concept, depending on the pollutant composition and water properties.

We act based on current and future legislation and legal requirements, solution-focused and with measurable impact.

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2. February 2024

Microplastics in industrial wastewater

Steigende gesetzliche Regulationen für Polymere, Kunststoffe und Mikroplastik, hohe Kosten für Wasser, Abfälle, Energie, Chemikalien und die Instandhaltung von Anlagen sowie komplexe Verschmutzungsszenarien - Unternehmen, die in ihren Prozessen viel Wasser, Polymere und weitere Chemikalien einsetzen, stehen vor der Herausforderung ihr Umwelt-, Abfall- und Ressourcenmanagements neu auszurichten. Mit dem Verfahren Wasser 3.0 PE-X® steht erstmals eine adaptive Komplettlösung für ein nachhaltiges und kosteneffizientes Sustainability Upgrade für die industrielle Wasserbehandlung zur Verfügung. Der Schwerpunkt des Verfahrens, das auf Green Chemistry, low-tech Anlagen und kreislaufwirtschaftliche Prozesse setzt, liegt in der Entfernung von Mikroplastik. Bei geringen Anschaffungs- und Betriebskosten verbessern sich dabei nicht nur die Wasserqualität, sondern auch Ressourcennutzung, Abfallaufkommen und Energieverbrauch.
19. January 2024

Forever Chemicals – PFAS (Part 2)

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) – synthetic “forever chemicals” – have become a substantial and pervasive global challenge. They have managed to infiltrate diverse ecosystems, contaminate water sources, and accumulate in human bodies. They are incredibly persistent and have significant adverse effects on both human health and the environment. Acting now to unravel the complexity of the PFAS problem and implement effective solutions is critical to prevent further accumulation in the environment and secure a healthier future for generations to come. Part two of our PFAS blog series will address the health risks associated with PFAS and the EU’s recently proposed restriction.
8. January 2024

Microplastics in wastewater treatment plants

Microplastics and highly viscous oligomers (including soluble polymers) cannot yet be removed within the purification stages of a wastewater treatment plant. For this reason alone, sewage treatment plants are considered to be emitters of microplastics into the environment. Read more in our blog.