ur partners include:
Our co-operation with the Water Application Centre (“Waterapplicatiecentrum”) allows us to make use of all their facilities giving us the opportunity to test sensoring/monitoring equipment under a wide variety of conditions and for many different matrices, suc as drinking water, surface water, or (specific types of) wastewater.
Centre of Expertise Water Technology (CEW)
CEW’s flexible workforce of young, technically educated people allows us to respond adequately to requests for testing. In return, Benten offers these youngsters a chance to gain relevant experience in the water sector. All our activities involving CEW’s students and graduates are supervised by CEW’s experts to ensure excellent results.
WRc plc, Frankland Road, Blagrove, Swindon, UK
WRc plc is a formally certified verification body under the European Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) programme. Benten and WRc cooperate to support sensor manufacturers throughout the entire validation and verification process. Additionally, Benten and WRc have joined forces on the establishment and continuous improvement of the Online Compendium of Water Quality Sensors and Monitors for the worldwide water and wastewater industry.
Environmental Institute s.r.o. Koš, Slovak Republic
For many years now, Benten has been working together with Environmental Institute, an organisation whose field of activites ranges from environmental management to analytical method development and it also offers consulting services on a wide range of environmental issues.
AqWa Ecological Consulting, Goes, NL.
Aqwa is an independent consultancy company based in the south of the Netherlands.
Climate-KIC, Utrecht, NL.
Climate-KIC is a European network to realise climate and economic impact by accelerating cleantech start-ups, developing innovation projects and excite students with entrepreneurial thinking.Climate-KIC is funded by the European Institute of Technology. Benten is proud to be a Climate-KIC participant!
Some of our reference customers and projects ...
Hoogheemraadschap De Stichtse Rijnlanden, Houten, the Netherlands
Dunea Duin & Water, Voorburg, the Netherlands
Jabil Circuit Inc, St. Petersburg, Florida, USA.
"We were all very impressed by the work that Benten did for us, and I will always recommend you highly to anyone I know in the sector!."
(Bill Malarkey, now Senior Vice-President, Strategy & Market Development at Severn Trent Services)
Apavital Iasi – Partners for Water
Apavital drinking water company in Iasi (Romania) uses both groundwater and surface water from the rivers Prut and Moldova as raw water sources for the production of its drinking water. Upstream pollution of the river water threatens the quality of the drinking water.
Within the framework of a "Partners for Water" project, Apavital Iasi and Dunea drinking water company from the Netherlands, supported by the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, initiated a pilot project for the development of an intake management system along the Prut and Moldova rivers. The main goal of the project is a quick and reliable detection of high-impact contamination of the river. The project's objectives are:
- mapping the actual water quality and variations therein (including risks in the river basins)
- identification of specific target compounds and generic (effect-based) parameters
- design and implementation of two water quality monitoring stations
- development of an intake management system, including alarm protocols
- training and dissemination
The project started in January 2011 and will be finished in December 2012.
Benten’s water quality monitoring experts assess the river’s major water pollution threats, support the implementation of monitoring equipment, evaluate the data and assist in the training of local staff to operate and manage the stations. Project partnerswere Dunea Duin en Water (lead partner; www.dunea.nl), Interline Systems B.V. (www.interline.nl), Het Waterlaboratorium (HWL; www.hetwaterlaboratorium.nl) & Biemond Business Support (project management; www.biemond.biz)
Wetland and River Rehabilitation Technologies
or a large wetland and river rehabilitation project, innovative rehabilitation technologies for soil, groundwater and surface water are developed to cope with a number of different priority contaminants (nitrates, pesticides, chlorinated compounds, aromatic compounds, mixed pollutions...) within heavily degraded water systems. Methods are developed to determine the (long-term) impact of the innovative rehabilitation technologies to reduce pollution to river and groundwater receptors.
The project promotes the deployment of successful technologies for use in river basin management measures. One of the major outcomes of the project will be a generic river basin management tool that assesses the ecological and economical impact of rehabilitation technologies on the water system on both a local and a regional scale.
Benten's experts contribute to the organisation and execution of 6-monthly surface water surveys of the Odense River (Denmark) and the Zenne River (Belgium) to assess the impact of rehabilitation technologies tested in the field.
The surveys include the analysis of a wide range of chemical compounds and four ecological parameters: macrozoobenthos, macrophytes, phytoplankton and phytobenthos. The project started in 2010 and finished at the end of 2013.