Peter Hiemstra

Peter Hiemstra
Hiemstra Water Consultancy · Owner, Director

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January 2015 - September 2015
Hiemstra Water Consultancy
Position
  • Senior Advisor Water Treatment

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Publications (7)
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Amsterdam is building a new housing estate IJburg. It will house 45,000 residents. A dual water supply system, supplying drinking water and household water to the customers, appears to be an attractive alternative. Household water will be used for toilet flushing and for washing clothes. This concept has environmental advantages, while it is econom...
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Preservation of the microbial quality of drinking water during distribution is a major objective in water supply. A disinfectant residual reduces regrowth but is not sufficiently effective against recontamination. It may cause taste and odour problems and result in the presence of compounds with toxic properties. Furthermore, the maintenance of an...
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At eight full-scale water treatment plants in the Netherlands the removal of spores of sulphite-reducing clostridia (SSRC) was determined. By sampling and processing large volumes of water (1 up to 500 litres) SSRC were detected after each stage of the treatment. This enabled the assessment of the removal efficiency of the full-scale unit processes...
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Preservation of the microbial quality of drinking water during distribution is a main objective in water supply. Although a disinfectant residual reduces the concentration of suspended bacteria, it has only a limited effect on microorganisms in biofilms and sediments or on microbial contaminants. Furthermore, a disinfectant residual affects taste a...
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Environmental life-cycle assessment (LCA) is one of the instruments for analyzing the effects of activities on the environment. A LCA was carried out to compare two groundwater treatment schemes for removing hardness and colour. One is a conventional treatment, using pellet softening and granular activated carbon (GAC), the other using nanofiltrati...
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This booklet aims to help achieve the drinking water targets as stated in Millennium Development Goals 7: halving the proportion of people who don't have sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation. In 2009 some 884 million people still did not have access to an improved water facility. Experience shows that access to "improved"...

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