‘Nereda' is a new treatment technology for wastewater treatment plants. With the Nereda technology, the wastewater is cleaned by aerobic bacteria growing in compact granules, while conventional systems use flocy material. This leads to great benefits in terms of the chemicals and energy used, a significantly smaller building surface and a drastic reduction in costs.
The public-private partnership behind Nereda includes the Dutch Foundation for Applied Water Research (STOWA), the DHV engineering consultancy and six district water boards. The Epe communal wastewater treatment plant, belonging to the Veluwe District Water Board will be the first such plant in the world to treat water with Nereda technology on a practical scale.
Next year, Epe will be followed by the treatment plants of the Regge and Dinkel District Water Board in Vroomshoop and the Rijn and Ijssel District Water Board in Dinxperlo.
Nereda Epe is partly financed by the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment's Water Framework Directive Innovation Programme.
At the Epe wastewater treatment plant, the Veluwe District Water Board is building the first Nereda plant in the world for urban waste water.
© Vallei and Veluwe District Water Board