The Cobalt Water Global partners focus on R&D for developing a suite of sustainable urban water decision support tools and apps that can be offered as part of consulting services. The Cobalt Water Global companies have their own innovation research funds, but also pursue co-funding from industry partners, SBIR (USA), and Horizon 2020 (EU). Cobalt Water EU also participates in the funding programs offered by the Flemish Agency for Innovation and Enterpreneurship (VLAIO). Two technologies currently in development are described below, but these are only two of several that are in development or planned for development in the near future. We could tell you about these other technologies, but then we would have to...well, you know.
Process Water Reuse DSS
Currently in partnership with Ghent University and University of Girona, this DSS is being developed to identify the value of reusing water for industrial processes and screening opportunities, and then to select sustainable water reuse treatment technologies based on process needs. See more here!
Other R&D Projects
Wastewater Treatment Nitrous Oxide Risk Model
Incorporating artificial intelligence techniques, the N2O Risk Model was developed by Porro et al. as part of the SANITAS project at the University of Girona. The N2O Risk Model has been proven in full-scale and is currently being used in practice as part of an overall N2O mitigation roadmap. Now Cobalt Water Global, University of Girona, and Waterboard De Dommel are partnering in converting this GHG mitigation tool into a web-based app for offline decision support and planning, and also for online supervision and control of water resource recovery facilities. See more here!