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Water in Industry, Fit-for-Use Sustainable Water Use in Chemical, Paper, textile and Food Industry

Objective

"Sustainable water use in industry is the goal of AquaFit4Use, by a cross-sectorial, integrated approach. The overall objectives are: the development and implementation of new, reliable, cost-effective technologies, tools and methods for sustainable water supply, use and discharge in the main water consuming industries in order to significantly reduce water use, mitigate environmental impact and produce and apply water qualities in accordance with industrial own specifications (fit - for - use) from all possible sources, and contributing to a far-going closure of the water cycle in a economical, sustainable and safe way while improving their product quality and process stability. The 4 pillars of the project are Industrial Water Fit-for-use, Integrated water resource management, Strong industrial participation and Cross-sectorial technologies and approach. Water fit-for-use is the basis for sustainable water use; the integrated approach a must. Tools will be developed to define and control water quality. The heart of AquaFit4Use however is the development of new cross-sectorial technologies, with a focus at biofouling and scaling prevention, the treatment of saline streams, disinfection and the removal of specific substances. By intensive co-operation between the industries, the knowledge and the technologies developed in this project will be broadly transferred and implemented. This AquaFit4Use project is based on the work of the Working group ""Water in Industry"" of the EU Water Platform WSSTP; 40 % of the project partners of AquaFit4Use were involved in this working group. The expected impacts of AquaFit4Use are: A substantial reduction of fresh water needs (20 to 60%) and effluent discharge of industries; Integrating process technologies for further closing the water cycles; Improved process stability and product quality in the different sectors and strengthening the competitiveness of the European Water Industry."

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2007-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-IP - Large-scale integrating project

Coordinator

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Netherlands
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 507 357
Administrative Contact
Willy Van Tongeren (Mr.)

Participants (35)

ITT WEDECO GMBH

Participation ended

Germany
Address
Boschstrasse 6
32051 Herford
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Achim Ried (Dr.)
PAPIERTECHNISCHE STIFTUNG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 716 450
Address
Hessstrasse 134
80797 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Stefan Ober (Mr.)
UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 576 084
Address
Avenida De Seneca 2
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Angeles Blanco (Dr.)
VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 693 750
Address
Boeretang 200
2400 Mol
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Kurt Peys (Dr.)
ASOCIACION CENTRO TECNOLOGICO CEIT
Spain
EU contribution
€ 452 500
Address
Paseo Manuel De Lardizabal 15
20018 San Sebastian
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Luis Sancho (Dr.)
VEOLIA ENVIRONNEMENT RECHERCHE ET INNOVATION SNC
France
EU contribution
€ 698 608,27
Address
Chemin De La Digue
78600 Maisons Laffitte
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michel Hurel (Mr.)
UNIVERZA V MARIBORU
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 327 375
Address
Slomskov Trg 15
2000 Maribor
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Alenka Majcen Le Marechal (Prof.)
AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 238 328,25
Address
Lungotevere Grande Ammiraglio Thaon Di Revel 76
000196 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Claudio Viola (Dr.)
NESTLE WATERS MANAGEMENT AND TECHNOLOGY SA
France
EU contribution
€ 177 500
Address
20 Rue Rouget De L'isle
92130 Issy-les-moulineaux
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sébastien Saby (Dr.)
PERSTORP SPECIALTY CHEMICALS AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 167 500
Address
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28480 Perstorp
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Göran Lengdén (Mr.)
DHI
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 256 549,58
Address
Agern Alle 5
2970 Horsholm
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Gert Holm Kristensen (Mr.)
CONSERVAS HIJOS DE MANUEL SANCHEZ BASARTE SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 62 750
Address
Poligono Industrial Alesves Villafranca
31330 Navarra
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Luis Sanchez (Mr.)
ASISTENCIA TECNOLOGICA MEDIOAMBIENTAL, SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 220 891,74
Address
Epele Bailara 29
20120 Hernani
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Juan Ameztoy (Mr.)
SAPPI NETHERLANDS SERVICES B.V.
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 93 500
Address
Biesenweg 16
6211 AA Maastricht
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Nico Van Holsteijn (Mr.)
UNILEVER INNOVATION CENTRE WAGENINGEN BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 488 000
Address
Bronland 14
6708 WH Wageningen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mark Ramondt (Dr.)
VERMICON AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 386 000
Address
Emmy Noether Str. 2
80992 Muenchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jiri Snaidr (Dr.)
ENVIRO-CHEMIA POLSKA SPOLKA Z OGRANICZONA ODPOWIEDZIALNOSCIA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 263 000
Address
Ul. Rownolegla 9A
02182 Warszawa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Markus Engelhart (Dr.)
XYLEM WATER SOLUTIONS HERFORD GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 227 000
Address
Boschstrasse 4
32051 Herford
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Achim Ried (Dr.)
MOSTFORWATER NV

Participation ended

Belgium
EU contribution
€ 206 675,42
Address
Koning Leopold Iii Laan 2
8500 Kortrijk
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Youri Amerlinck (Mr.)
BASF ANTWERPEN NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 211 000
Address
Scheldelaan 600
2040 Antwerpen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Emile De Decker (Mr.)
TEKSTINA TEKSTILNA INDUSTRIJA DOO
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 153 500
Address
Tovarniska 15
5270 Ajdovscina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Lucija Kobal (Mrs.)
SVILANIT TEKSTILNA TOVANA DD
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 95 319,74
Address
Kovinarska 4
1241 Kamnik
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Matjaž Kolar (Mr.)
AQUATEST AS
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 164 500
Address
Geologicka 4
15200 Praha
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Miroslav Cernik (Dr.)
Alpro UK Ltd
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 87 500
Address
Altendiaz Way Latimer Business Park
NN15 5YT Kettering
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Paul Denayer (Mr.)
SMURFIT KAPPA C.D. HAUPT PAPIER- UND PAPPENFABRIK GMBH

Participation ended

Germany
Address
Industriestr 2
33129 Delbruck
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Karlheinz Schimmel (Mr.)
UNIRESEARCH BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 263 500
Address
Elektronicaweg 16
2628XG Delft
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Eric Feenstra (Mr.)
HOLMEN PAPER MADRID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 351 366
Address
Calle Del Papel 1
28947 Fuenlabrada
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alvaro Sánchez (Mr.)
OBEM SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 49 735
Address
Via Alla Brignana 21
13900 Biella
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Paolo Barchietto (Dr.)
INOTEX SPOL SRO
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 31 680
Address
Stefanikova 1208
544 01 Dvur Kralove Nad Labem
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Petr Janak (Dr.)
INDUSTRIJSKI RAZVOJNI CENTER SLOVENSKE PREDILNE INDUSTRIJE
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 31 680
Address
Kidriceva 1
1270 Litija
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Verica Zlabravec (Ms.)
THE EUROPEAN COMMITTEE OF ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY SUPPLIERS ASSOCIATION AISBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 54 800
Address
Boulevard Auguste Reyers 80
1030 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Paul Ockier (Mr.)
PCCELL GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 39 600
Address
Lebacherstrasse 60
66265 Heusweiler
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Patrick Altmeier (Mr.)
LOGISTICON WATER TREATMENT B.V.
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 154 500
Address
Energieweg 2
2964LE Groot-ammers
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Pieter Van Staveren (Mr.)
Papierfabrik Rieger GmbH & Co. KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 93 000
Address
Riegerstrasse 4
Trostberg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Rainer Von Eichhorn (Mr.)
STICHTING DELTARES
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 108 500
Address
Boussinesqweg 1
2629 HV Delft
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jan Gerritse (Dr.)