Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies has won two prestigious awards at Aquatech China, the world's leading trade event for the process, drinking and wastewater technology sectors.
As part of the show's Innovation Contest, the AnoxKaldnes™ MBBR biofilm technology was crowned Best Innovation and Veolia's Carbon Footprint Reduction Program emerged as first runner-up at the Best Wastewater Solution Contest.
AnoxKaldnes™ MBBRis an efficient and compact wastewater treatment technology that operates as a fixed-film process without activated sludge. In this innovation, specially engineered plastic carriers coated with biofilm are suspended in a reactor. This provides a large surface area for effluent exposure to biofilm, which is coated with different microorganisms that work to trap sewage. One of the greatest benefits that AnoxKaldnes™ MBBRbrings to end-users is its ability to be easily integrated into existing infrastructure without an increase in footprint. The technology is widely used in industrial and municipal applications for organic matter removal, nitrification, denitrification and phosphorus removal.
To remain at the leading edge of sustainable offerings, Veolia has put in place a Carbon Footprint Reduction Program that drives innovation, and accelerates the adoption and development of clean technologies for water treatment. This corporate-wide program has been successfully implemented through procedures, systems and key performance indicators, which ensure the continuous development of innovative technologies designed to meet municipal and industrial customers' environmental and financial goals. This metric demonstrates value to Veolia's clients by justifying an investment in a best-in-class solution not just because it reduces operating costs over the lifetime of its installation, but also because it minimizes the financial risk of direct and indirect carbon contribution.
As part of the nomination process of the Best Innovation and Best Wastewater Solution contests, an expert panel of judges selected solutions of world-class standards. Professionals in the water industry then voted for innovations that they deemed the most deserving of the awards.
Laurent CUNY, Vice-President, Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies, China Industrial said, "It is indeed an honor to have industry experts and professionals lending their weight to recognize Veolia's innovations and initiatives towards sustainable manufacturing. We look forward to providing the industry with even more cutting edge and environmentally-friendly solutions for water and wastewater treatment in China."