From 2020, all greenhouses in the EU must be operated without wastewater.
In recent years, newtec, together with Humboldt University Berlin, has developed a solution for the effective electrolysis disinfection and reuse of nutrient-rich drain water and tested it in greenhouses for production. The project was funded by the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture.
It has been scientifically proven that this solution has an impressive effect against bacteria, viruses and fungi. Moreover, the formation of unwished by-products such as chlorates is very low – far below the EU limits. In addition, the savings of up to 30% on fertilisers and the increased yield are a great advantage. Our electrolysis disinfection pays for itself after only a short time and is ideally suited to comply with the new EU directive - greenhouse without wastewater.
The project was funded by German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture in several phases.