Dematec will be co-presenting on the topic ‘A novel partnership to deliver a new water treatment technology’ at the Australian Water Association SA State Conference on September 30.
The presentation, to be delivered by David Hart from Dematec in conjunction with Eric Vanweydeweld from Aquanex, will cover a unique and novel partnership model between two water utilities, a university, and the private sector, with their goal to develop next-generation water treatment technologies for the provision of safe drinking water to regional and remote communities.
The presentation aims to demonstrate how collaboration across the water sector can contribute to form new partnerships and develop new technologies to address unique sets of challenges while operating outside of the conventional research grant stream.
In 2021, the consortium members Power and Water, the Northern Territory Government, Water Corporation, The University of Queensland, Hydro-dis Australia, and Dematec Automation signed a collaborative research agreement to undertake this innovative and unique research and development project. Their objective is to jointly develop a new water treatment technology, specifically designed for regional and remote communities, capable of effectively removing nitrates and heavy metals (such as uranium and arsenic) from groundwater.