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THE DEVELOPMENT OF SELECTED HAZARDOUS WASTES UTILIZATION TECHNOLOGIES, BASED ON MICROWAVE THERMAL TREATMENT (MTT) METHOD

Objective

The widespread use of asbestos in building materials and other applications up until the 1990s has created a severe problem for the European community in terms of adequately mitigating the asbestos risk, and there are a number of reasons for acting now. Firstly, the drive to remove asbestos-containing materials from public buildings is growing. The 1999 EU Landfill Directive with its mandatory treatment guidelines and additional pressures from insurance companies and building renters make asbestos removal a top priority on the European continent. Secondly, as recently as 2000, asbestos-based products comprised over 70% of the world market for building materials and the need to remove asbestos will rise as older buildings are replaced or revamped. Thirdly, the serious health effects of exposure to asbestos are and will continue to pose major challenges in the years to come. As many as 20,000 lung cancer cases, along with 10,000 mesothelioma cases are recorded in Europe each year. It is therefore imperative to address the asbestos problem at the root, by removing its toxic properties once and for all. The currently available technologies used to neutralize asbestos – arc plasma & vitrification – rely on processes which require very high energy input and as a result are expensive to exploit – 1500 to 3000€ per tonne. The alternative – developing dedicated hazardous waste cells for asbestos in designated landfills in accordance with the Landfill Directive likewise necessitates considerable financial outlays of approx. 200,000 - 500,000€. The system developed in this project will represent an affordable, energy-efficient device for destroying asbestos using microwave thermal treatment, a closed system which will bring to a minimum the emission of gases and vapours and which will create a by-product residue which can be safely used as an additive in building materials. The AsbestConvert system will also be designed and tested to accept a variety of other hazardous wastes.

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2007-1
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ATON-HT SPOLKA AKCYJNA
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Na Grobli 6
50 421 Wroclaw
Poland
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 312 944
Administrative Contact
Anna Widawska (Ms.)

Participants (11)

MUEGGE GMBH

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Germany
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€ 79 855,02
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Hochstrasse 4-6
64385 Reichelsheim
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Horst Muegge (Mr.)
ZAKLAD MATERIALOW CERAMICZNYCH ZMCZAMAC SPZOO
Poland
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€ 147 103
Address
Ul. Domagaly 1A
30 741 Krakow
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michal Rucinski (Mr.)
CENTRUMLINE OU
Estonia
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€ 78 004,90
Address
Tartu Mnt 14
10117 Tallinn
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sven Vijups (Dr.)
PANCERS TEHNO SIA
Latvia
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€ 72 508,60
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Instituta Iela 19-21
2130 Riga
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Jevgenijs Kanonirs (Mr.)
Przedsebiorstwo Innowacyjno - Wdrozeniowe Ekomotor Spolka z o. o.
Poland
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€ 141 200,30
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Brodzka 10
54-103 Wroclaw
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marek Kulazynski (Dr.)
CONSTRUCTION MAINTENANCE ET SERVICES

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France
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Rue Jean Marin Naudin 113
92220 Bagneux
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Roger Fouquet (Mr.)
UNIVERSITE PAUL SABATIER TOULOUSE III
France
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€ 12 646,90
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Route De Narbonne 118
31062 Toulouse Cedex 9
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Patrick Sharrock (Prof.)
INNOWACJA POLSKA SPZOO
Poland
EU contribution
€ 7 441
Address
Ul Lublanska 34
31476 Krakov
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Administrative Contact
Krzysztof Biel (Mr.)
INERTEC SNC
France
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€ 16 480
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Rue Des 3 Fontanot 132
92000 Nanterre
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Philippe De Rochebouët (Mr.)
PRZEDSIEBIORSTWO TRANSPORTOWE TRANSBUD BIS BIELAWY SP. Z O.O.
Poland
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€ 18 577,70
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Bielawy 55
88-192 Piechocin
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Marian Karaszkiewicz (Mr.)
PROMIS-TECH Sp. z o.o.
Poland
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€ 176 246,58
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Ulica Na Grobli 6 Lok 6
50-421 Wrocław
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Administrative Contact
Ryszard Parosa (Dr.)