News | May 25, 2017

Royal HaskoningDHV's Nereda Technology Enters The Canadian Market

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Royal HaskoningDHV is delighted to announce that following the successful partnership with Aqua-Aerobic Systems, Inc. in the United States last year, the company is now extending the license for the Nereda granular biomass wastewater treatment to include Canada.

Aqua-Aerobic Systems, Inc. is now the exclusive provider of Nereda technology in the United States and Canada, and is accelerating its implementation of aerobic granular sludge technology in North America.

Nereda represents an evolution in activated sludge treatment replicating the same effluent quality as a well-designed enhanced BNR (Biological Nutrient Removal) facility but without the use of chemicals by using the patented aerobic granular sludge technology. The dramatically reduced footprint and low energy requirement of the Nereda process provides a competitive alternative for high performance plants. This makes it an excellent fit for the US and Canadian markets. The introduction of more stringent water quality requirements strengthens the need for Nereda even further.

Aqua-Aerobic Systems, Inc. Vice President - Process Group, James Horton stated, “In the last six months plus we have found that the Nereda technology satisfies all of the requirements we look for in a next generation biological process; enhanced biological nutrient removal, lower operational and capital costs, and smaller footprint. This is the game changer the industry has been waiting for and we are excited to be able to offer it into Canada too.”

Waste n Watertech will represent the Nereda product in western Canada. The company’s VP-Engineering Sales, Dominic Janssen states, “Given the progressive tightening of BNR effluent requirements here in Canada, Waste 'n Watertech is constantly on the lookout for innovative biological processes that tackle these challenges more efficiently.

We identified the Nereda process back in 2015 as exactly what we were looking for, and are extremely happy to now be the exclusive gateway of this technology in our territory. The fact that Aqua-Aerobic Systems is the company to bring this product to the North American market only magnifies our belief in this technology's potential".

Royal HaskoningDHV, Director of Water Treatment Technologies for the Americas, Marten Hillen, stated, “Since signing the initial agreement with Aqua-Aerobic Systems last year, we are delighted with what the company has already achieved. This successful collaboration has developed through a strong relationship between the businesses, which has enabled us to achieve so much in a short time.”

About Aqua-Aerobic Systems, Inc.
Aqua-Aerobic Systems, Inc. is an applied engineering company specializing in total water management solutions in the areas of aeration and mixing, biological processes, cloth media filtration, membranes, disinfection and process control. Since 1969, Aqua-Aerobic Systems, Inc. has served the water and wastewater industry in both the municipal and industrial markets. For more information, visit

About Royal HaskoningDHV
Royal HaskoningDHV is an independent international engineering and project management consultancy. Our more than 6,000 professionals operating across the world are guided by a common principle – to enhance society together. Since 1881 we have been working with public and private clients on projects that have improved living conditions for many people. We deliver future-proof solutions while at the same time addressing the challenges societies are facing in respect of cities, water, transport and industry. Working together with our clients, knowledge institutions, partners, stakeholders and communities, we are passionate and dedicated to continuously work towards a better future for all. For more information, visit

About Nereda
Nereda is the biological wastewater treatment technology that purifies water based on bacteria growing into compact granules. The technology was invented by the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands and developed in a unique public-private partnership between the University, the Dutch Foundation for Applied Water Research (STOWA), the Dutch Water Authorities and Royal HaskoningDHV. Currently there are 18 plants in operation and another 20 under construction or design worldwide. For more information, visit

SOURCE: Royal HaskoningDHV