The “Box4Water” solution will be set up at the Luxembourg Pavilion, and will be accessible to visitors for the duration of the exhibition.
Cleantech company Epuramat, which specializes in wastewater treatment, is pleased to announce that its “Box4Water” container wastewater treatment system will be featured at the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai. "Box4Water“ is a highly efficient wastewater treatment system whose 250-residents model can easily fit into a 20' container. The enormous space savings are the result of Epuramat’s high-performance mechanical pre-treatment process made possible by its extreme separator (“ExSep”) technology, for which a patent has been filed. The Epuramat technology allows for a radically simplified treatment process which requires much less space than conventional market solutions. "Box4Water“ will be accessible to the public for the duration of the world expo, which starts in May 2010. An integrated video screen will provide continuous information on the technology’s functional processes.
The unit will be located onsite at the Luxembourg Pavilion. Robert Goebbels, Commissioner of the Luxembourg Pavilion for the 2010 World Expo: "We are particularly pleased to welcome a company such as Epuramat, which originated and grew in Luxembourg. Luxembourg therefore presents itself as a suitable location for innovative technologies and success stories in addition to the financial sector."
Founding members of the "Shanghai 2010“ project include the Luxembourg government and Chamber of Commerce as well as long-standing companies ArcelorMittal, Cargolux and SES ASTRA.
The futuristic design of the Luxembourg Pavilion will be created by the renowned architecture firm Hermann & Valentiny and Partners. Based on the guiding principle "yi xiao yi mei – small is beautiful too“, Luxembourg will be symbolically represented as a modern and open fortress.
About the 2010 Shanghai World Expo
EXPO 2010 (expo2010.cn) will be held in the large metropolis of Shanghai from 1 May to 31 October 2010, over an area of more than five square kilometers. The purpose of its motto "Better City. Better Life“ is to develop a pilot project that will act as a model for sustained and harmonious urban living in the 21st century. The People’s Republic of China is expecting this to be the largest expo ever, with 70 million visitors and over 200 participants, and consisting of over 185 countries and different international organization.
About Herman & Valentiny and Partners
The architecture firm Herman & Valentiny (hvp.lu), with offices in Remerschen (Luxembourg) and Vienna (Austria), was founded in 1980 by renowned architects François Valentiny and Hubert Herman. The architects are known for their differentiated approach to the use of materials, including wood, natural stone or steel, as well as for including both natural and developed environments in their designs. International projects featuring Herman & Valentiny and Partners involvement include the renovation of the “kleine Festspielhaus” (small festival hall) in Salzburg. In 2007, their design for the Expo 2010 Luxembourg Pavilion at Shanghai won first prize, and they have since been commissioned with this project.
The cleantech company Epuramat S.A. (epuramat.com), which specializes in wastewater treatment, was founded in 2005 by Achim Kopmeier and David Din at Luxembourg’s Technoport business incubator. The company provides technologically progressive water treatment facilities and systems. Epuramat technology is based on the solid/ liquid Extreme Separator ("ExSep”), for which an international patent has been filed, and enables the efficient treatment of wastewater, resulting in relatively simpler, smaller and - with regard to investment and operating costs – more cost-effective water treatment facilities. Epuramat is a private corporation. Headquarters for the company are located in the industrial zone Chaux de Contern near the city of Luxembourg and the airport.