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Waste utilisation in phosphoric acid industry through the development of ecologically sustainable and environmentally friendly processes for a wide class of phosphorus-containing products

Objective

ECOPHOS involves the development of a new research and innovation strategy for the waste minimisation and utilisation in the phosphoric acid industry. The main aim is the development of ecologically sustainable, environmentally friendly, resource and ene rgy saving industrial process technology for the production of a wide-class of phosphorus-containing substances. The project focuses on new technologies for (a) the production of useful phosphorous salts (fodder, food and pharmaceutical phosphates), phos phorous acid and phosphates in a cost efficient and ecologically sustainable way, (b) the improvement of existing methods in the phosphoric acid production for the drastic minimisation of waste, (c) the utilisation and processing of industrial solid wast e from the production of phosphoric acid and (d) the production of a new generation of phosphoric fertilizers. Mathematical models and computer-aided process engineering tools guarantee the efficient and sustainable operation of the production systems w ith key objectives the reduction of cost, waste and energy. The new technological advancements will be accommodated in an information system for easy access and utilisation. The newly developed production systems will be classified with respect to both t he waste properties and the environmental and sustainability potentials. An expert system will assist the user to select the appropriate production scheme according to the needs and particular specifications. The new methodology will by validated and in future exploited by two major industrial end users one from the EU and one from the NIS.

Call for proposal

FP6-2003-INCO-RUSSIA+NIS-1
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CENTRE FOR RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY - HELLAS / CHEMICAL PROCESS ENGINEERING RESEARCH INSTITUTE
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