The market potential of the wastewater recovery case study COMPRO - and how to raise the acceptance of COMPRO in HavenStad


eingereicht von
Anja Sophie Constien

Betreuende Professur
Professur Siedlungswasserwirtschaft

Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jörg Londong; Dipl.-Ing. Philippe Schmidt; Peter Mooij, Ph.D.

Integrated Urban Development and Design (Master of Science (M.Sc.))


Amsterdam wants to become a city that complies with the principles of a Circular Economy (CE) by 2050. In this regard, the integration of resource reuse strategies into urban transformations, with a circular strategy such as HavenStad, is indispensable to approach the urban challenges of the near future.
The COMPRO project, initiated by the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions (AMS) is an example of an on circular principles based reuse of wastewater. Two main components out of the wastewater (WW) can be turned into a bio-composite for construction. The lightweight bio-composite of the COMPRO-project, called ‘RE-PLEX’ could be used as a circular and energy-efficient alternative to a variety of fossil-based materials in different economic sectors such as in the construction sector.
Current knowledge of the market potential and the measures that could raise the acceptance amongst various involved stakeholders, is still limited. This thesis reveals the market potential of COMPRO and which ambitions are needed to introduce innovative circular approaches on the urban scale. Thereby difficulties such as legal barriers, the product competition and acceptance of the product performance as well as opportunities for the product and concept integration into the urban realm are revealed. The findings, such as the possible realization of the concept of Industrial Symbiosis should help to give advices on the application in urban development projects such as HavenStad.

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