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Nativio, A. (author), Jovanovic, O. (author), van der Hoek, J.P. (author), Kapelan, Z. (author)
The concept of circular economy, aiming at increasing the sustainability of products and services in the water and other sectors, is gaining momentum worldwide. Driven by this concept, novel bio-composite materials produced by recovering resources from different parts of the water cycle are now manufactured in The Netherlands. The new materials...
journal article 2024
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Nativio, A. (author), Jovanovic, O. (author), Kapelan, Z. (author), van der Hoek, J.P. (author)
A new type of bio-composite material is being produced from water-recovered resources such as cellulose fibres from wastewater, calcite from the drinking water softening process, and grass and reed from waterboard sites. These raw materials may be contaminated with pathogens and chemicals such as Escherichia coli, heavy metals, and resin...
journal article 2024
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Bhambhani, A. (author), Jovanovic, O. (author), van Nieuwenhuijzen, Arjen (author), van der Hoek, J.P. (author), Kapelan, Z. (author)
Resources recovery can improve the economic efficiency and reduce the negative environmental impacts of municipal wastewater treatment plants (MWWTP). The recovered resources can also actively benefit the natural environment enabling a reciprocal relationship between human society and nature. Focusing on these benefits can reveal new resources...
journal article 2024