Activity: Talk or presentation › Talk or presentation at a workshop, seminar, course or other meeting
Is it possible to produce healthy drinking water in a circular economy? For next generations to maintain the same quality of life in such an economy, the world needs to change. The Dutch public water cycle company Waternet has promised the citizens of Amsterdam that Waternet will be CO2 neutral in 2020. To reach this goal, a four-year research project has been launched to investigate how sustainable drinking water treatment processes can be improved. The project is focused on important hydraulic phenomena to learn how a technical transition towards greater and ultimately complete sustainability can be realised. The softening process of drinking water is an example of a process where this circular approach works. Calcite as a waste material removed from the water is reused as a raw material. In a 45-minute presentation, several of the mysteries surrounding drinking water will be considered.