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Exploitation of extreme cavitation conditions for wastewater treatment

Project description

Waste activated sludge as a resource

Waste water treatment plants produce large amounts of waste activated sludge (WAS) – an unwanted semi-solid residual. Upgrading waste water processes is a necessary step towards achieving the EU Green Deal goals. Considering WAS as a resource rather than an unwanted by product is crucial in this process. The ERC-funded CAVIPHY project will develop a unique device that exploits cavitation to pretreat industrial or domestic WAS before anaerobic digestion. However, this process needs to be fully modernised and refined to reach its full potential. The project will build on the knowledge gained by the ERC-CoG CABUM project that developed a cost-effective rotating generator for hydrodynamic cavitation that works simultaneously as a cavitation generator and a pump. CAVIPHY will improve WAS treatment while producing methane.


Net EU contribution
€ 150 000,00
Kongresni Trg 12
1000 Ljubljana

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Slovenija Zahodna Slovenija Osrednjeslovenska
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
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