News | February 27, 2018

Waste Water Treatment Design Tool Available On The Water Network

Zürich and Princeton, NJ /PRNewswire/ - AquaSPE AG from Zurich Switzerland announced today access to an open source Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP) design tool and WWTP knowledge sharing communityon The Water Network.

WWTPs are complex. "To get a traditional activated sludge design can take months and cost tens of thousands of dollars. This makes it difficult to innovate and compare technologies," says Trudi Schifter CEO of AquaSPE.

The Water Network is dedicated to driving the innovation of Waste Water Treatment solutions. We are delighted to announce the new Design Generator as a free cloud service built for both non-technical and technical professionals. The Tool generates preliminary engineering design documents for conventional Activated Sludge WWTPs that includes an Equipment List, Process Flow and Site Plan within hours instead of weeks. Developed over three years by a consortium of experienced design engineering firms, the tool has already helped thousands of utilities, construction companies, city planners, real estate developers, and design engineers.

"We are excited to make this valuable tool available in order to help drive innovation in the water sector," says Schifter. "We operate the largest network for global water professionals reaching circa 400,000 professionals representing over 10,000 organizations," she continues. "After extensive research we chose this tool due to the comprehensive analytics and ability to integrate it into our platform in a seamless user-friendly way for our members."

"The industry scope of The Water Network is unparalleled," adds Ari Raivetz, CEO of "The ability to quickly submit a design for a specific population, nutrient removal and geography is critical to provide meaningful results. We are excited that this tool is now available on The Water Network and that Plant designers have a place to share their challenges and case studies."

All organizations with a need for a new or expanded WWTP are encouraged to join the WWTP Design Community, discover insights from their peers and run their own design(s) via this new free service.

About AquaSPE AG operates The Water Network , the world's largest knowledge sharing platform and business exchange for water professionals. Helping companies to find innovative solutions and business opportunities is an important part of our network. 75% of the members have an advanced degree and 50% are in a managerial role.

Contact: Trudi Schifter, CEO and Founder, + 41 52 566 9505

About was started with the simple mission of making engineering quality preliminary designs of Waste Water Treatment Plants available to anyone in the world for free. By doing this we seek to level the playing field for EPC contractors, real estate developers, engineering firms, and utilities all over the world that lack the skills, time, and/or money to design a proper WWTP. Unique in the industry, the Design Generator automatically integrates decisions and calculations from each engineering discipline (process, mechanical, civil, architectural, electrical) to create a custom preliminary design of a wastewater treatment plant.


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