newterra GmbH, a subsidiary of newterra Ltd, of Ontario Canada, is the Technology and Competence Centre for the MicroClear® filtration system for membrane bioreactor applications (MBR) which has met with great success throughout the world. The entire production process of the MicroClear® filters takes place at our facilities in Langgöns, near to Frankfurt in Germany, including development of the product and the specially optimized production machines, through to ISO 9001 certified manufacturing.
Weise Water Systems GmbH has grown to become newterra GmbH
In 2012, newterra GmbH was created when Weise Water Systems GmbH was renamed; this move sealed the complete takeover of the company by the newterra group. Weise Water Systems was founded in 2001 by Dipl.-Ing. Ulrich Weise with the support of private investors.
Since 1997 - the MicroClear® Filter Patented throughout Europe
The development of the MicroClear® filter, protected by patents throughout Europe, which began with the first model in 1997, has been continuously driven forward ever since. A great number of theses have been written and collaborative projects carried out with the University of Applied Sciences in Giessen / Friedberg, to test the filter in the most diverse of applications and under all possible operating conditions.
Contribution to the Puratreat Project
The MicroClear® filter has also successfully demonstrated its effectiveness in the Puratreat Project, which was funded by the EU. In countless industrial applications supporting up to 50,000 persons and in decentralized facilities, the MicroClear® filter has consistently proven since then that even with a minimal use of chemicals and energy, germ-free, clean service water can be produced, suitable for a variety of applications.
Award of the Environmental Prize
The outstanding innovation inherent in the MicroClear® system was highlighted by the award of the Environmental Prize of the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy in 2002.
In 2007, the company’s impressive track record led to the participation of Leonardo Venture GmbH & Co KG aA, Mannheim.
Our New Home
In the years that followed, sales increased continuously. By 2012 the old site had finally become too cramped, so the company moved into a modern building on a neighbouring property that will meet planned production increases for the next few years.
newterra GmbH in Germany is an independent supplier of the submerged MicroClear® membrane cassette module. We are therefore an OEM (original equipment manufacturer) supplying system manufacturers and end users alike.
Good, Sound Advice
However, due to our many years of experience with MBR (membrane bioreactor) applications, we are far more than simply a component supplier. Our success and that of our customers can only be guaranteed if the MicroClear® filter is deployed in an environment that matches the capabilities of a membrane system. We ensure that this is the case by intensively consulting with our customers - from basic planning and the design of membrane tanks and filtrate outlets to energy optimization and maintenance plans. We provide support during commissioning as well as later during normal operation, when the filters need to be cleaned.
End customers are first given detailed advice on how their particular problem can be solved. Only when the use of a membrane system appears to be economically feasible will we propose that a pilot plant using our rental equipment be installed, to eliminate all of the technical uncertainties as far as possible.
Our field of expertise requires special technical knowledge that can only be acquired through years of experience. Our staff and the entire team at newterra live by these principles.