AMSTERDAM — Nov. 2, 2015 — Salttech BV won first place in the Aquatech Innovation Awards for its DyVaR process, which can reclaim most water as it treats highly saline water, according to a press release.

The winners were announced during Amsterdam International Water Week and the 25th edition of Aquatech Amsterdam, noted the release. Speakers included Karmenu Vella, European commissioner for environment, maritime affairs and fisheries, and Melanie Schultz van Haegen, minister of infrastructure and the environment, government of the Netherlands.

The winning technology was recognized as especially beneficial for the oil and gas industry, stated the release, since highly saline waters are prevalent in the sector. High salinity makes cost-effective water recovery for reuse challenging.

DyVaR “uses evaporative and cyclonic technologies to separate out salts and other components,” reported the release. “They solved the problem for any combination of salts, which for many other technologies is not possible,” said award jury chair Cees Buisman.

Buisman added in the release that the innovation solved the problem of corrosion by using polymer materials and the scaling issue with cyclone use.

Other category winners included:

  • Not-yet-to-market — PearlAqua by AquiSense Technologies, a world-first UV LED water disinfection system from U.S. company AquiSense Technologies
  • Process Control Technology & Process Automation — Hach Prognosys predictive diagnostic system by Hach, an instrument predictive diagnostic system
  • Transport & Storage — AQS-SYS, Aquarius Spectrum Ltd., an automated system for detecting when leaks develop in supply networks from Israeli company Aquarius Spectrum
  • Water Supply / Water Treatment — MPC-Buoy: Monitor, Predict & Control Algal Blooms by LG Sonic BV, an ultrasonic system for treating algal blooms from Dutch company LG Sonic

 You can find the entire release here.