The WIS award 2017 (Water Alliance Innovation Stimulation Award) will be presented during WaterLink 2017. A professional pannel of judges will choose the winner after an exciting final round, where the contestants will be asked to present their innovations within the space of two minutes. The winner will be presented with a support package for marketing and communication worth €10.000. You can read about the seven candidates and their innovations below.
1. Concentrating Milk – Wafilin Systems
Wafilin Systems won the public award with this innovation on 3 October during the Wetsus Congress. They have developed a system that condenses milk by filtering the water using membrane technology. This offers advantages that include a reduction in milk transport costs, reduced refrigeration at the farm and recycling of the water extracted from the milk.
2. i-DOSE – Nijhuis Industries
The i-DOSE is a unique system that can save a large amount of labour and costs. It is an automated system that measures the dosage of chemicals for use in water purification. As a result, over and under dosage are now things of the past.
3. Procrate – Dutch Water Tech
Procrate is an innovation that protects young water and waterside plants from birds and fish, in an environmentally friendly manner. This allows the plants to grow without hindrance until they are large enough to survive on their own. This is because these plants are essential to water quality. Procrate is, above all, 100% biodegradable.
4. Aquacolor Sensor – Aquacolor Sensor B.V.
The Aquacolor Sensor measures the quality and safety of (drinking) water in a sustainable way. The sensor is inline and measures the water quality in real time, sounds alarms and regulates purification systems. This saves on water, energy, maintenance and chemicals.
5. LevelTrack 1 LoRa datalogger – I-Real
The LevelTrack 1 LoRa datalogger monitors ground and surface water more cost-effectively than its predecessors. The LoRa uses either a private or a public LoRa network, ensuring that the user always has a good connection. This means that the datalogger can be used at locations where at present GPRS/GSM coverage is weak or unavailable. Furthermore, this is done at a saving of 25% compared to 3G dataloggers.
6. Sand-Cycle – Brightwork BV and RWB Special Products BV
The Sand-Cycle monitors the movement patters of the grains of sand in filters used for water purification. This helps to ascertain whether or not a filter is functioning correctly. The signals are sent to a data server, where the results are instantaneously available to the operator. In this way, the Sand-Cycle forms the basis for optimum filter adjustment and the best purification results.
7. Recell® – KNN Cellulose
Recell® is an economically competitive resource: It is produced from regionally available sources including nappy recycling, sewage water treatment and the paper industry. This is one of the reasons why it is an economically attractive resource. Recell® is produced from water purification systems using Cellvation, a technological joint venture between KNN Cellulose and its partners.