Hach teams with Royal HaskoningDHV on product development

Hach is to partner with engineer Royal HaskoningDHV to improve the applicability of its instrumentation products with Royal HaskoningDHV’s wastewater purification technology, Nereda.

Royal HaskoningDHV will provide technical know-how, performance data, and access to its Nereda development and innovation facilities as part of the agreement.

The aims of the partnership are: to certify Hach’s Prognosys analytics solution to test the quality of Nereda-treated water; to improve the applicability of Hach instrumentation to Neruda-specific conditions; and to contribute to the ongoing development of Nereda technology.

Nereda purifies wastewater using aerobic granular biomass, in a process that’s faster than conventional sequencing batch reactor (SBR) processes.

The first wastewater treatment plant to use Nereda opened in April 2017 in Kingaroy, Brisbane, Australia, reducing the amount of effluent discharged into the local river, and recycling water for irrigation of sports grounds and golf courses.

“This collaboration aligns with our goal to improve customer decision making, resulting in increased confidence in compliance, decreased costs, and improved efficiency,” said Hach president Kevin Klau.