NX Filtration begins pilot for water reuse from paper mills

NX Filtration’s Mexpert pilot system at Industriewater Eerbeek.
NX Filtration’s Mexpert pilot system at Industriewater Eerbeek.

NX Filtration has begun a pilot project with Industriewater Eerbeek (IWE), a subsidiary of three Dutch paper mills focusing on wastewater treatment, which aims to reuse wastewater and so reduce the extraction of groundwater and the overall water footprint of the paper mills.

IWE has been purifying surplus process water from three paper mills in Eerbeek, the Netherlands, since 1960. Now, with a strong focus on achieving a circular process, IWE seeks to use NX Filtration’s direct nanofiltration membranes for upgrading the wastewater stream to enable reuse as process water at the paper mills.

William Suijkerbuijk, director at IWE, said that IWE is happy to play a role in maintaining natural resources. “This pilot with NX Filtration’s direct nanofiltration technology supports us in further reducing the water footprint of our operations.”

Gerard Ruiter, sales manager at NX Filtration, added: “Our tight direct nanofiltration membranes remove micropollutants (including pharmaceuticals, medicines, PFAS and insecticides), colour and selective salts, but also bacteria, viruses and nanoplastics, from water in one step. We are proud to support the sustainability initiatives of IWE.”