Spring 2019 | Project News & Coverage

Spring 2019 | Project News & Coverage 560 420 ZERO BRINE
Newsletter #2  |  SPRING 2019


With the recent UN-backed report warning of the rising levels of toxic brine as desalination plants meet growing water needs, the Circular Economy approach to recover resources from industrial wastewater is more important than ever.

In the past year, ZERO BRINE took big steps towards redesigning the supply chain of water and minerals. With the first of the pilot plants in operation, the innovative approach of ZERO BRINE has seen international coverage in online and print media. In January, ZERO BRINE’s launch of its Online Brine Platform also made waves in various international press outlets and resources, while the project was also presented at numerous conferences throughout Europe to industry, end-users, policy-makers, and academia.

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Jumpstarting Pilot Plants

The first ZERO BRINE pilot plant in Spain is up and running since December 2018. The pilot will be operating for 12 months until end of 2019. The water plant in the Netherlands and the coal mine in Poland begin their operation in March/April 2019.

Online Brine Platform

The ZERO BRINE Online Brine Platform developed by NTUA was launched in November 2018 with the aim to connect brine owners with mineral and water users and technology providers to promote the reuse of secondary raw materials and water.

ZERO BRINE Field Visit

The first field visit to the ZERO BRINE site at Plant One Rotterdam in the Netherlands is organised as part of the EU Salt Annual meeting on 23 May 2019.


In 2018, ZERO BRINE was presented at the International Water Summit, EFIAQUA Fair, Water Market Europe, Water Innovation Europe, European Desalination conference, Naxos 2018 – Sustainable Solid Waste Management, SDEWES, ISPT Day 2018, Industrial Water 2018, iWater Barcelona and Water Knowledge Europe.

See you in London!

ZERO BRINE will be presented at the Global Water Summit in London as part of the “Perfecting Recovery” session on 10 April 2019.

In the Press

News of the Online Brine Platform launch was featured by Filtration+Separation, The CEO Water MandateFuturENVIRO, Water Online, Energy PostKorean Water Journal, Envirotec Magazine, & Climate Control Middle East.

Project Media Partners

Coordinated by TU DELFT, the innovation project ZERO BRINE advances circular economy business model solutions to reduce industrial saline wastewater streams by recovering and reusing the minerals and water from the brine in other industries. ZERO BRINE is funded by the European Union’s H2020 Research and Innovation Program and includes 22 partners from research institutes, SMEs, construction companies, and end-users from 10 countries across Europe.
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Prof.Dr.ir. L.C. Rietveld
Delft University of Technology
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2628 CN Delft
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E.   l.c.rietveld@tudelft.nl
Executive Project Coordinator
ir. J.R. Moll
Delft University of Technology
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2628 CN Delft
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E.   J.R.Moll@tudelft.nl
Innovation Manager
Dr. Dimitris Xevgenos
Sealeau B.V.
High Tech Campus 1e
5656AE Eindhoven
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Vanessa Wabitsch
Project Manager
Revolve Media
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1040 Brussels
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