Water recycling pioneer Aquabio has signed an agreement with Dutch firm Econvert Water and Energy BV which will extend the range of AD processes that the Worcester-based company can provide to industry.
Aquabio’s current anaerobic MBR process caters for customers dealing with very high COD concentrations, high TSS, FOG and salinity or those wanting to maximise organic conversion and gas cogeneration.
Econvert technology will now enable it to handle situations where higher rate ‘granular’ anaerobic pre-treatment processes are needed.
Terry McCarthy, newly-appointed managing director of Aquabio, explained: “With processing businesses focusing on production efficiency, energy savings and resource recovery, this partnership with Econvert means that Aquabio can provide first-class high-rate aerobic and biological desulphrisation processes as part of our overall treatment and water reuse concepts to clients with highly loaded wastewater in the food, beverage, brewery and paper sectors across the UK.”
Aquabio is the perfect hub for Econvert to enter the UK market
Ids Auke Boersma, managing director, Econvert
Econvert’s processes include Upflow Anaerobic Sludge Blanket, Expanded Granular Sludge Bed, Econvert-IR and Anaerobic Internal Recirculation Technology.
Welcoming the deal, Ids Auke Boersma, Econvert managing director, said: “As part of our strategy, Econvert establishes dedicated partnerships with companies that have a strong presence in our target markets.”
Aquabio is part of the Freudenberg Group, which has a global presence, operating in 60 countries worldwide.
Commented Boersma: “Aquabio clearly is in this position and is the perfect hub for Econvert to enter the UK market.”
Last month, Aquabio announced the appointment of McCarthy as the company’s new managing director.
McCarthy, who was previously general manager for four years and a project manager at the company for 11 years, paid tribute to his predecessor Steve Goodwin.
“My aim is to build on the solid foundations created by Steve Goodwin and ensure that Aquabio remains the UK’s leading water reuse technology company,” he remarked.
“By further developing our skills and experience, knowledge and technology, we look forward to establishing ourselves as an international leader in industrial water reuse.”