Wastewater in industry

Clean water is scarce. We want to deal with the most limited resources in a more efficient way. What solution can we imagine together to enable wastewater-free chemical sites in 5 years? Join us and imagine chemistry… without a footprint.

About the challenge

Background information

Clean water is scarce, and cleaning wastewater requires time, money and energy. We want to deal with the most limited resources in a more efficient way. If we could manufacture our products without wastewater, we could make a significant contribution to a more sustainable world.

Where you fit in

We are looking for creative solutions to reduce COD’s and high salt concentrations in both water treatment and water recycling on site. We are not looking for a silver bullet, but rather a toolbox of solutions to help us eliminate wastewater. Achieving this is something we cannot do on our own and it might require substantial investments. Furthermore, these changes (might) require a combination of solutions and contributions from across the entire value chain.

Work with us

We know that we can solve this together AND that we are only able to solve this by working together. What solution can we imagine together to enable wastewater-free chemical sites in 5 years? Would we be able to achieve this in a creative and affordable way? If you have ideas on how we could work together to achieve this dream, we welcome you to join us in our Imagine Chemistry Challenge.

Judging criteria

  • Driven by sustainability (aim to decrease wastewater to zero)         
  • Part of the overall solution: we’re looking for a toolbox to create wastewater-free chemical sites  
  • Implementation time
  • Must be able to comply with the world’s strictest legislation
  • Applicable in waste streams with high salt content