Brussels Environment Minister Céline Fremault and representatives of the Brussels Water Management Society and Vinci-CFE-Nizet (VCN) have opened a wastewater treatment plant south of the capital on Friday. ,
With this new facility, the main region, long regarded as the European class dune in the area, joined the summit, said SBGE CEO Damien Dekeyser.
In operation since 2000, the South Wastewater Treatment Plant underwent reconstruction, which is in fact rather a reconstruction through an extensive site launched in 2014. It will be extremely open for public Sunday from 10.00 to 16.00, within the Brussels Water Days.
The new facility now allows nitrogen and phosphorus treatment. Its central process consists of "membrane filtration": 226,000 m2 of membranes provided with openings invisible to the eye (0.04 micron diameter) filter water before it is discharged into the Seine and contribute to the modification of microplastics present on the surface. water.
These contaminate all seas and oceans and marine species. These include microfibers from the wear of plastic articles, polystyrene microbeads. They can also come from cosmetics.
The South Brussels sewage treatment plant is now the second largest unit using this kind of processing in Europe after the Achères (Yvelines-West of Paris) treatment.
Brussels Water Management Company (SBGE) received € 75 million in funding for the operation.
Pages not complete. The station will be equipped with a new sludge treatment facility by August 2020 to reduce the amount of sludge to be evacuated by 30% and produce green electricity by cogeneration.
From now on, a quarter of the wastewater in the Brussels region, corresponding to a consumption of 360,000 inhabitants, will be treated with this high-performance process, which will also allow the reuse of water for irrigation or irrigation.
Since 2007, Brussels has also a station located north of the capital, which is designed to accommodate three quarters of the equivalent wastewater (EH) population of the Brussels region and part of the Flemish municipalities. from the periphery. The central process (wet oxidation) is not the same as in the southern treatment plant.