AQUATECH 2023: A recap

Earlier this month, Nedap was proud to exhibit at the Aquatech Amsterdam trade show. Held from the 6th to the 9th of November at Amsterdam RAI, AQUATECH 2023 was the biggest event of its kind so far, with more than 1,000 exhibiting companies and drawing over 25,000 professional visitors. Attendees explored trends around wastewater treatment, purification methods and more.

Key market developments

Growing global awareness of water treatment and storage challenges, driven by climate change and population growth, fuels interest in each part of the water supply chain. Through presentations and networking areas on all kinds of water-related topics, AQUATECH 2023 showcased innovative solutions and new developments that could mitigate some of the world’s most pressing challenges.

1. Circular economy in water treatment

At Aquatech, new pilot schemes were presented, showcasing energy-neutral treatment projects and resource-efficient initiatives looking to reduce water waste and lower carbon footprints. Additionally, new business models were also presented, including ‘wastewater-as-a-service’.

2. Growing PFAS market

The issue of polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and other forms of so-called “forever chemicals” was another important topic featured at the show. It is clear that a ‘tech stack’ of solutions will be necessary to deliver unity in this market.

3. Removal of micropollutants

Another topic presented during the show surrounded the removal of pharmaceuticals and agricultural additives from sewage water. Treatment plants are setting up pilots to test different combinations of technologies, mostly driven by regulations such as the European Framework Directive (2027) and the European Wastewater Directive (2030).

4. Treatment of different industrial wastewater streams

For many industries, compliance with regulation is a driving force in treating wastewater streams. It is clear that depending on the situation, application, and the stream of wastewater itself, a ‘tech stack’ of solutions is also required in this area.

Technology developments

As was made clear during the show, the removal of micropollutants with a quaternary step is dependent on three mainstream technologies:
Activated carbon (PAC / PACAS)
Ozone (Ozone / AOP with UV)
Filtration (Nanofiltration technology/sand filtration)

During pilot studies of these three approaches, crucial parameters, including carbon footprint reduction, waste minimisation, and the cost per cubic metre of treated water, were key considerations.

Nedap witnessed the importance of applying a ‘tech stack’ approach to both proven and new solutions. By integrating UV technologies with innovations like ultra or nano-filtration technology, superior results were achieved, eliminating 70 to 80% of micropollutants from sewage and wastewater. In Ozone water treatment, UV is used to deplete unwanted byproducts.

Concerning ozone water treatment, UV light is used to deplete unwanted byproducts. Advanced oxidation processes (AOP) use UV light to reduce low-molecular-weight contaminants that may bypass Reverse Osmosis (RO) membranes, such as pharmaceutical residues, endocrine disruptor chemicals, or industrial solvents. The UV AOP process requires using UV light along with an oxidant, such as hydrogen peroxide or chlorine, to enhance the purification process. 

Circular economy approach of Nedap drivers

At Aquatech, we observed a growing interest in UV technology as a sustainable solution for water treatment. Our sustainable driver technology helps utilities in lowering carbon footprint during operation. Additionally, the extended lifespan of Nedap drivers, significantly reduces the total cost of ownership. Eager to experience the impact? Use our digital calculator to estimate your savings.

Networking and knowledge sharing

As a hub of water professionals from all over the world, AQUATECH 2023 offered a perfect chance to network and share insights with industry peers.


To find out more regarding the exciting developments and thought-provoking debates that emerged at AQUATECH 2023, as well as the ongoing role that Nedap expects to play in the fast-moving world of water treatment, get in touch with us!

Upcoming events
13 May, 2024
IFAT Munich 2024
20 May, 2024
IUVA World Congress 2024
IUVA World Congress 2024

Nedap UV will participate in the International Ultraviolet Association (IUVA) World Congress taking place at the Hyatt Regency Orlando in Orlando, Florida on May 20-22, 2024.

This event is co-located with RadTech 2024.

UV insights
IFAT Munich 2024

Nedap UV will be present again at the NL Pavilion during IFAT, taking place May 13-17, 2024 in Munich, Germany.
Being the world’s leading trade fair for environmental technologies, IFAT Munich features strategies and new solutions in water, sewage, waste and raw materials management that enable resources to be used in intelligent cycles so that they are preserved in the long term

UV Insights
Education: Physics Teacher and YouTuber Wietsma Explains the Wonders of UV Technology

In our continuous pursuit of sustainable and intelligent solutions, we are thrilled to present our latest collaborative project. We’ve teamed up with ‘Meneer Wietsma’, a teacher and popular Dutch science YouTuber, to bring you an insightful video on the role of UV light and water purification.

New York City at sunset
Behind UV Purification

UV technology has endless applications, many of which remain unknown to the younger generation. To bridge this gap and ignite curiosity, we collaborated with ‘Meneer Wietsma’. After all, in today’s digital age, what better way to capture attention than through engaging online content? Check out the video learn about UV light, form water purification to industrial innovations.

At Nedap, we’re passionate about UV light and its powerful applications, from industrial processes to essential water purification. Collaborating with Meneer Wietsma to create this educational video is an exciting opportunity for us to share our enthusiasm and knowledge in the field. For any further inquiries or more information on this topic, feel free to contact the our team.

UV insights
Product update
Extented input voltage range for UniMulti lamp driver

To make the Unimulti Lamp Driver more universally applicable, the input voltage range has been extended. This new version now also supports the North American standard input voltage of 120Vac.


The rated input voltages are now 120Vac, 230Vac and 277Vac.
The maximum output power at 230/277Vac is 880W and at 120Vac 440W.
Lamp driver 2x240W
More sustainable operation with data insights

UV disinfection and industrial curing are highly sustainable processes that reduce the use of chemicals. UVC has been used as far back as the 1930s, but the technology remains relevant today – and Nedap is increasing innovation in the sector. 

New developments in curing and disinfection are accelerating the growth of the UV market. At Nedap, we support UV businesses to develop new applications and further optimize processes for more sustainable disinfection and curing. 

Portrait of Olga Kruidhof
Co-author: Olga Kruidhof (Nedap)
30 January 2023
Nedap’s solutions are built upon three principles:
  1. Electronic lamp driver technology that excels in quality and energy-efficiency 
  2. Smart technology that can quickly be adopted and deployed 
  3. Accessible data, information, and insights 
1. Energy-efficient lamp driver technology

An incredible 75% of the lifecycle costs of UV solutions are energy usage. Using energy-efficient UV lamp driver technology is a sustainable solution, reducing a user’s carbon footprint and cutting costs. 

Line graph of energy savings and cost savings when using Nedap's technology
2. Smart technology that’s simple to adopt and deploy

Advanced electronic driver technology offers manufacturers more control over the power input versus UV output. This makes UV solutions more efficient at disinfection or curing when compared to traditional magnetic ballast technology. 

The new generation of platforms, such as Nedap’s 4kW, use a PC lamp driver tool that makes it easy to configure, control and monitor lamp driver data. This provides developers with more effective tools to test the lamp driver and the overall UV solution, optimizing it during the design phase. 

Laptop UV Tool
3. Accessible data and actionable insights

Water disinfection systems typically operate 24/7, with downtime dramatically impacting productivity and the people who rely on the resource. 


Current monitoring systems alert operators if a UV driver goes down but don’t diagnose faults. Instead, special measurement tools are often required on-site to diagnose problems which can rapidly increase costs and increase downtime. 


Iphone showing the Nedap UV App

Nedap’s solution provides real-time monitoring, alerts, diagnosis, and fault finding. Service engineers receive instant access to performance information and insights without disrupting the operational processes controlled by Modbus. 

Rapid troubleshooting is critical to ensure minimal downtime.

Remote diagnostics can dramatically reduce travel costs and time. Our customers supply UV solutions worldwide, including some of its remotest places. Remote monitoring technology provides real-time insights whenever they need them, from anywhere in the world. The app is a critical first step toward accurate remote diagnostics. 

Wireless connection

To protect the security of systems, the Nedap UV lamp driver App ensures that data is only read from the connected lamp driver and no control and change of settings of the lamp driver is allowed. No connection to the Internet is needed to read data from the driver. The communication between the lamp driver and smart phone is local via a point-to-point wireless Bluetooth connection. 


Every lamp driver has a unique 3D barcode. Scanning the barcode creates a connection between the smartphone and the lamp driver, displaying data and lamp graphs through the app.

Download the app

The UV Monitor app will be available in the App Store and Google Play store from February 2023. 

Iphone showing the Nedap UV App
Future of data

Nedap’s next-generation lamp driver platform has updated integrated software. This gives operators more data and control over settings and parameters compared to previous models. However, this can lead to more complexity. To make data relevant for users, it’s essential to provide easy access and deliver relevant insights. In this way, data leads to a more sustainable and cleaner operation.   


Do you want to know more about how to use the Nedap UV Monitor  app? 

Contact us or download the manual (PDF) below: