“Reuse Brew” at IWA Conference
Water scarcity is a growing issue around the globe. Xylem is continually seeking ways to start conversations about sustainable water supplies and methods, including water reuse, to tackle this issue.
Together with Berlin water utility company, Berliner Wasserbetriebe, and WRE member Kompetenzzentrum Wasser Berlin (KWB), Xylem produced their “reuse beer” made from treated wastewater. The beer was showcased at the International Water Association (IWA) International Conference on Water Reclamation and Reuse in Berlin.
“With the Berlin Reuse Brew, we want to demonstrate that the technical possibilities of turning wastewater into drinking water are almost limitless,” said Ulf Miehe of KWB.
The water goes through the standard treatment for wastewater in Berlin, and then passes through an activated carbon filter and reverse osmosis to bring it up to drinking water standard. The final stage is treating the water with UV light and hydrogen peroxide using Xylem’s MiPro process.
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