Sustainable Water Treatment and Nutrient Reuse Options

SMEs

AquaBioTech (ABT)

Aquabiotech is a leading independent environmental consulting, technology and research & development company with a focus on water and wastewater treatment. ABT Environmental forms part of the international consulting unit called the AquaBioTech Group Limited. Since wastewater treatment has become an integral part of any commercial and industrial process ABT invaded the sector of wastewater treatment.

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Bioazul S.L. (Bioazul)

The SuWaNu executive project coordinator, Bioazul S.L., is a company specialized in technological innovation, development and commercialization of innovative products in the field of wastewater treatment, renewable energies and environmental protection. The product line of Bioazul includes organic waste treatment, sludge reducers (LODOred product line) and complete SBR and MBR systems for wastewater treatment, and water reuse especially for its application in remote locations or for specific wastewater compositions.

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HYDRO-AIR international irrigation systems GmbH (HYDRO-AIR)

Hydroair is an independent manufacturer of highly innovative and advanced module technology for irrigation systems and the company is the market leader in Eastern Germany. Besides standard irrigation technologies, they offer distribution systems for manure and industrial liquid wastes for agricultural purposes. Ranges from single components up to complete irrigation management systems are available. The company was founded in 1991, certified 1999 with DIN EN ISO 9001 and has currently 20 employees including management staff, skilled workers and administration staff operating the R&D and production facilities.

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Terezi Pinelopi (TPA)

This farm represents a potential end-user of products being developed within SuWaNu. It has been many years in operation and is located in the region of west Macedonia, 17 Km from Florina, the closest city nearby. This farm will provide a geographic connection to its representative regional authority. In the farm, nuts, corn, sunflower, and wheat are mainly cultivated around 20 hectares of farmland.

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ZK “Edinstvo“ - Kostievo (Edinstvo)

Edinstvo is a manufacturer and trader of agricultural products offering services and agricultural equipment implementation. Currently this SME is one of the most successful agricultural SMEs in Bulgaria, working with an amount of 11,500 hectares of arable land. It has already initiated wastewater reuse application to its fields and is among the main producers of paddy rice in the country and has a rice field near the village Kostievo, which is located in the regional Bulgarian cluster, around Plovdiv. Their main activity is the production of cereals. 1 700 ha of land is dedicated to agriculture, of which 700 ha are for cereals, 400 ha for rice, 300 ha for rape, 150 ha sunflower and 50 ha for corn.

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