Epuramat to set up a mobile container waste water treatment system at the highway border crossing into Germany, for the purpose of relieving the burden on the existing municipal treatment facility.
Epuramat's container waste treatment facility was successful in convincing the SIDEST waste water syndicate during its search for a system which could relieve the existing municipal treatment facility near the highway border crossing into Germany.
"Box4Water" is a complete waste water treatment system which fits into a single 20’ container. The reason behind the enormous space savings is the "ExSep" pre-treatment module, which was specifically developed by Epuramat. The highly efficient and space-saving pre-treatment process conducted with the patent applied Extreme Separator substantially simplifies and relieves the cleaning of all subsequent treatment steps. These aspects also formed part of the decision criteria set by the Luxembourg-based SIDEST waste water treatment syndicate, which will use the "Box4Water" system beside one of the largest gas stations in Luxembourg. Due to its low space requirements, "Box4Water" can be easily integrated into the premises of the existing treatment facility, and is also able to supplement and increase the capacity of the existing facility due to its modular design.
In the long term there are plans to feed the waste water of the "Aire de Wasserbillig" to the municipal treatment facility in the port of Mertert, which is to be completed in approximately five years. SIDEST will then also be in a position to use "Box4Water" at another destination. The container-based building design of the facility provides for a simple portable application without long start-up periods.
The "Aire de Wasserbillig" gas station is one of the largest gas stations in Luxembourg. It is located on the A1/A44, close to the German border and the Luxembourg town of Wasserbillig, and handles extensive visitor traffic travelling in both directions on a daily basis.
The Luxembourg-based waste water syndicate SIDEST (syndicat intercommunal de dépollution des eaux résiduaires de l’est) is responsible for the treatment and disposal of municipal waste water for communities in eastern Luxembourg. This role includes the discharge and cleaning of all collected waste water from communities as well as sludge treatment, development and maintenance of technical facilities, as well as the management of a needs-appropriate infrastructure. The activities of the syndicate extend to the communities of Betzdorf, Biwer, Bous, Contern, Dalheim, Flaxweiler, Grevenmacher, Lenningen, Mertert, Niederanven, Sandweiler, Schuttrange, Stadtbredimus, Waldbredimus, Weiler-la-Tour und Wormeldange.
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.