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Autonomous and standardised container-based water treatment unit for production of potable water

Objective

Beside the lacking access to clean drinking water, the world are increasingly affected by natural disasters which require emergency water supply. Current water treatment systems require that they are designed to the specific water type and type of pollution which make them less suitable as emergency water suppliers. The existing mobile systems today are either not capable of cleaning the water sufficiently or too expensive for the end-users. The project concern development of an autonomous and standardised container-based water treatment unit aimed at selected market segments, with a special emphasis on developing countries and regions. The unit should be designed around flexible modules including pre-treatment, NF or RO membranes and post treatment, allowing it to be fitted to operate optimally under any given condition in a segment. The water treatment units must be able to operate decentralized in areas that are difficult to reach or have limited water resources necessitating water purification in order to guarantee safe drinking water for the population. The modulated design will make it possible to fit a standard unit to any of the given water resources and achieve optimal operation. The project will focus on two water types: Groundwater of brackish nature and surface water. The pre-treatment module will be flexible to be able to adapt to any given challenge the current water resource will show. The core will be a ceramic membrane treatment able to reliably filter out any particulate matter and dramatically reduce any micro-organisms present. Optionally a combined AOP and Activated Carbon treatment can be added after the ceramic membran

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/hydrology
  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/ceramics
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/physical geography/natural disaster
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/crisis management
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/water treatment processes/drinking water treatment processes

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2008-1
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Funding Scheme

BSG-SME - Research for SMEs

Coordinator

EMF ENVIROTEC A/S
Address
Formervangen 36
2600 Glostrup
Denmark
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 708 924
Administrative Contact
Kent Lückstädt Nielsen (Mr.)

Participants (8)

TUA ENGINEERING LTD
Malta
EU contribution
€ 205 123
Address
Guardamangia Hill 62
PTA4131 Pieta
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Arthur Tua (Mr.)
LIQTECH INTERNATIONAL A/S
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 171 184
Address
Industriparken 22C
2750 Ballerup
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Thomas Eilkær Hansen (Mr.)
LENNTECH BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 126 138
Address
Distributieweg 3
2645 EG Delfgauw
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
David Van Lennep (Mr.)
TORDEN INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
Nigeria
EU contribution
€ 17 798
Address
Constitution Avenue - Hafsat Plaza - Central Business District 472
234 Abuja
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Emmanuel Benjamin (Mr.)
STIFTELSEN CHALMERS INDUSTRITEKNIK
Sweden
Address
Sven Hultins Plats 1
412 58 Goteborg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Henric Rhedin (Mr.)
INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO
Portugal
Address
Avenida Rovisco Pais 1
1049-001 Lisboa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Teresa Malhoa (Ms.)
DHI
Denmark
Address
Agern Alle 5
2970 Horsholm
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Gert Holm Kristensen (Mr.)
Ministry of Health and Social Welfare
Tanzania
EU contribution
€ 1 400
Address
Po Box 9083
Dar Es Salaam
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact