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Decentralized Wastewater Treatment

Grundfos BioBooster is a decentralized, compact wastewater treatment plant based on an advanced membrane ultra-filtration process. The filtration process removes bacteria from the wastewater, to produce water which can be reused, for example as crop irrigation. The plant has a modular design, allowing users to scale the size of the plant based on their specific requirements. Grundfos designed this solution primarily for municipalities, hospitals and industrial sites. The BioBooster is especially suitable for industries discharging high levels of organics.

Water scarcity can be fought by treating wastewater locally and reusing it. It requires a paradigm shift in the way we view and manage wastewater.

Bent GadegaardFormer Managing Director, Grundfos

For municipalities, the company advocates dealing with wastewater locally, rather than pumping the waste to a centralized, mega-processing plant. This solution means that treated water can then be re-used within the municipality, to irrigate parks for example. The plant can be monitored remotely, allowing for frequent and efficient monitoring and regulation.

Why you should care

The world’s population is growing and demanding more water. But only 3% of the Earth’s water is fresh, of which only around 1% is available for human consumption. By treating wastewater, it is possible to protect local aquatic environments from untreated sewage and enable water reuse, which helps to conserve fresh water resources.

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