Implementation of recycled water based hydroponics for vegetable production
After a successful demonstration of hydroponic systems fed with recycled water for agricultural food production through the German Hypowave project, a follow-up project, Hypowave+, led by the Technical University of Braunschweig, funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is now implementing the system at industrial scale.
Hydroponic systems allow growing plants without soil by using a nutrient solution as feed. The uniqueness of the HypoWave process is that it is using recycled water, hence not only offering an alternative to irrigation with drinking water and groundwater, but also optimising nutrient supply to the plants thought the uptake of nitrogen and phosphorus available in the treated water.
Lead more about the Hypowave process at: https://www.isoe.de/en/news/press-releases/detail/news/large-scale-implementation-of-vegetable-production-utilizing-water-reuse/