Wastewater treatment is necessary to clean and reuse water. However, it does not end there. As a byproduct of wastewater treatment, a large amount of sludge is produced. More and more sludge is being produced and the disposal methods are limited due to legislations. Sludge can be further treated on site to reduce the sludge volume and increase the dry matter content. This reduces sludge transport and costs. Sludge also contains a lot of potential reuse materials like metals. Recovery of these materials and/or possible (re)use of the sludge can help reduce sludge treatment cost or make sludge into a valuable product.
Goal and activities
The goal of this internship or graduation assignment is a market research on current and future sludge disposal possibilities after thickening. During this internship or graduation project you will investigate international disposal, reuse and recovery options. You will connect with different companies and assess technologies together with our multidisciplinary team.
Nijhuis Industries delivers solid and adaptive solutions for sustainable water use, energy and resource recovery.
We help industries, utilities and cities to reduce, reuse and recover to advance water and climate change adaption and help building a more resilient, sustainable and inclusive future.
Nijhuis multidisciplinary teams develop, design and implement smart and game changing solutions based on Nijhuis proprietary and innovative technologies.
We help our clients to meet their increasingly demanding sustainability requirements, lower their environmental footprint, combine productivity and energy efficiency and reduce life cycle cost at the same time.
With headquarters in the Netherlands, Nijhuis Industries is active in all geographical regions around the world, serving over 2,600 references from its Sales & Service Centers in Dubai, England, France, Poland, Russia, Singapore, USA & Latin America.
Type of education: MSc Chemical, (Bio)Process or Environmental Engineering
Location: Nijhuis Water Technology, Doetinchem
More information and application
If you are interested in an internship at Nijhuis Water Technology, please send the following to Internship.NWT@nijhuisindustries.com: