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FERTINNOWA presented @Undercover farming conference Western Cape 2017

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On the 11 October, Ockie van Niekerk from Optima Agri presented FERTINNOWA at the Undercover farming conference Western Cape 2017.

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FERTINNOWA presented @Undercover farming conference Western Cape 2017

  1. 1. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 689687 UNDERCOVER FARMING 10 October 2017
  2. 2. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 689687 Ockie van Niekerk
  3. 3. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 689687 Transfer of INNOvative techniques for sustainable WAter use in FERtigated crops
  4. 4. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 689687 • 23 partners • 8 European countries and South Africa • Specialists – All aspects that effect water use • www.fertinnowa.com
  5. 5. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 689687 Recycling for sustainability
  6. 6. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 689687 Recycling for sustainability Re–use the drain water from the root zone
  7. 7. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 689687 Benefits of recycling • Saves water • Saves fertilizer • Eco friendly • All plants get enough – higher drain % • Run at higher EC
  8. 8. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 689687 Requirements for recycling • Soilless • Disinfection – Ozone/Hydrogen Peroxide – UV – Cl – Heat – Slow sand filtration • Water and fertiliser with low or no Na and Cl
  9. 9. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 689687 Effect of recycling on [Na] 3 mole Na 1000L 3 mmole/L 3 mole 2,1 mole 700L 3 mmole/L 3 mole 300L 10 mmole/L 300L 10 mmole/L
  10. 10. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 689687 After one recycle 3 mole Na 1000L 3 mmole/L 3 mole 300L 10 mmole/L 1000L 5,1 mmole/L 5,1 mole 5,1 mole 2,1 mole 300L 17 mmole/L 700L 3mmole/L 300L 17 mmole/L 3 mole 2,1 mole 5,1 mole Na
  11. 11. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 689687 [NaCl] more than doubled 3 mole 1000L 3 mmole/L 5,1 mole 1000L 7,2 mmole/L 3 mole 5,1 mole 1000L 5,1 mmole/L 5,1 mole 2,1 mole 7,2 mole Na
  12. 12. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 689687 0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 4.0 5.0 1 per week 1 per month 1 per year Discharge frequency vs Na concentration mmole/L
  13. 13. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 689687 Typical arrangement
  14. 14. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 689687 Sources of low Na water • Rain • Desalinated ground water • Reverse osmosis • Ion Exchange
  15. 15. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 689687 Comparison Reverse Osmosis • Membrane • Energy • Desalination • Pre-treatment critical • 50% conversion • All salts in concentrate Ion Exchange • Resin • Chemicals • Softening, Boilers • Limited pre-treatment • 95% conversion • Separation of compounds
  16. 16. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 689687
  17. 17. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 689687 Ground water vs drain water Ground water • Volume higher • Few salts • Preferred option Drain water • Volume lower • Salts plus all nutrients • Sometimes the best option
  18. 18. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 689687 Reducing Na in drain water Recover ALL the nitrate and phosphate Drain water Na Nitrate Phosphate Sulphate Drain tank
  19. 19. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 689687 ALL cations are removed… Drain water Ca Mg K Na Drain tank Nitrate Phosphate Sulphate
  20. 20. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 689687 Most of Na removed Ca Mg K Na Drain tank KCl Discharge NaCl KCl (Mg,Ca)
  21. 21. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 689687 Regeneration, recovery of the rest of the nutrients and neutralisation Nitric Acid Ca Mg K Na Drain tank KOH
  22. 22. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 689687 Sodium Reduction Unit (SRU)
  23. 23. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 689687 Sodium Reduction Unit (SRU)
  24. 24. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 689687 SRU Dirty drain tank Nutrients Nutrient Mixture Drain Water SRU Clean drain tankDisinfection 8000L/d 400L/d Solution containing Na
  25. 25. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 689687
  26. 26. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 689687 Summary • Recycling saves water, fertiliser and environment • Need Na free water • Visit www.fertinnowa.com
  27. 27. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 689687 Thank you
  28. 28. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 689687 Typical arrangement

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