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Low Temperature and Lean Volume Cleaning System

Objective

Under the current issues surrounding climate change, conserving water resources is becoming an increasing priority. As areas become stressed due to water exploitation or environmental pressures, the amount of water resources available for use have been decreasing (World Meteorological Organisation, 1999) and Europe has not been able to avoid these pressures. It is crucial to protect and improve water consumption to provide a sustainable practice for economic development and to maintain human settlements. LOWTEV will bring considerable water savings to the food industry which is comprised of over 230,000 SME organisations. With an excellent consortium with experts in the fields of food science and sanitisation we will develop a low water pressure ultrasound device integrated with an automated rapid hygiene monitoring system. By providing an alternative system for cleaning in place technology on bulk handling equipment for food processors, a factory site would benefit from at least a 10% savings in overall water use. This equates to an estimated €30,000 worth of savings on water and energy bills per factory, providing a return on investment in under 1 year of installation. The food industry sector within Europe lag behind in terms of innovation and R &D investment; this project will address the environmental issues to improve water resources and will also improve the competitiveness of the SME food processing and bulk handling communities. Through reducing the clean cycle times on conveyor equipment, this will realise more productivity within the food processing cycle by reducing the labour costs and times for cleaning.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/hydrology

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2007-1
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Funding Scheme

BSG-SME - Research for SMEs

Coordinator

GUTTRIDGE LTD
Address
Wardentree Park Pinchbeck
PE113UU Spalding
United Kingdom
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 441 444
Administrative Contact
Stuart Spratt (Mr.)

Participants (8)

TIERRA TECH S.L

Participation ended

Spain
Address
Parque Empresarial Morero P 2-11 Nave 4
39611 Guarnizo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Rafael Ignacio Quijano Castilla (Mr.)
NEOGEN EUROPE LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 41 700
Address
Cunningham Building
KA6 5HW Ayr
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Steven Donnachie (Mr.)
ETABLISSEMENT ALPEX SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 187 893
Address
Zone Artisanale Du Clos 119
74130 Vougy
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Chrisian Balmain (Mr.)
CHALLENGER FOODS LIMITED

Participation ended

United Kingdom
Address
Toll Bar Road - Leechmere Industrial Estate
SR2 9TE Sunderland
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
David Weatherhead (Mr.)
NOFIMA MAT AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 11 590
Address
Osloveien 1
NO-1430 Aas
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Marit Risberg Ellekjaer (Dr.)
THE UK HEALTH & ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH INSTITUTE LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 11 558
Address
Pera Business Park Nottingham Road
LE13 0PB Melton Mowbray
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Paul Tranter (Mr.)
SINAPTEC
France
EU contribution
€ 215 183
Address
Avenue Pierre & Marie Curie 7
59260 Lezennes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sandrine Lasne (Ms.)
NARPAK NARENCIYE PAKETLEME VE DIS TIC AS
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 184 608
Address
Yenitaskent Beldesi Homurla Yolu Anadolu Mah
33100 Mersin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Cigdem Dalaklioglu (Ms.)