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ADVANCED CONTROL SOLUTIONS FOR WASTE WATER TREATMENT

Objective

Current procedures for the design of WWTP controllers are usually based on long and very expensive experimental studies. In this respect, the availability of WWTP simulation tools specific for control design would allow automation companies to establish and complement experimental procedures with enhanced procedures based on mathematical modeling and simulation. In addition, WWTP simulation software companies will find in automation companies a further potential market for selling their software products. Accordingly, the objective of this proposal is to design, implement and validate new simulation tools for practical control. Based on this WWTP virtualization, it will be feasible to manufacture enhanced and cost-effective control products, tested by simulation previous to their full-scale implementation. To achieve these objectives, 3 software layers will be developed: “Mass”, “Instrumentation and actuation” & “Automation and control” layers. These developments will then be tested both at industrial and urban WWT scenarios. This work will be driven by 3 SME developers (M4W, software simulator, MSI, automation company, and NASKEO, environmental engineering) and 2 end user (SCAD, SME as industrial WWTP, and AGIPUZKOA as urban WWTP). They trust in the know-how of 3 key RTDs in this sector (CEIT, mathematic modeling and conventional control expert, UGENT, computer science expert, and INRA, advanced control and anaerobic digestion expert). Due to this project, 3 exploitable results will be developed: (1) WWTP Software simulator, (2) Advanced controllers and (3) Enhanced treatment technologies. IPR has been divided among partners in order to maximize impact at European level. If this project is successful, the gathered knowledge will put Europe in pole position with respect to tackling optimisation of wastewater treatment processes in a sustainable way. In this sense, exploitable results can be commercialized together in a joined offer or as separate results.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/sociology/industrial relations/automation
  • /natural sciences/mathematics/applied mathematics/mathematical model
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/geological engineering
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software/application software/simulation software
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/water treatment processes/wastewater treatment processes

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2008-1
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Funding Scheme

BSG-SME - Research for SMEs

Coordinator

MONDRAGON SISTEMAS DE INFORMACION SOCIEDAD COOPERATIVA
Address
Calle Ama Kandida 21
20140 Andoain
Spain
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 373 495,57
Administrative Contact
Jose Maria Sagarna (Mr.)

Participants (8)

MOSTFORWATER NV

Participation ended

Belgium
EU contribution
€ 343 893,43
Address
Koning Leopold Iii Laan 2
8500 Kortrijk
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Dirk Van Der Stede (Mr.)
NASKEO ENVIRONNEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 134 845,50
Address
Rue Paul Vaillant Coutirier 52
92240 Malakoff
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sylvain Frederic (Mr.)
AQUA-CONTACT Praha v.o.s.
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 143 105,50
Address
Husova 112
CZ55101 Jaromer
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Libor Novák (Dr.)
SOCIETE COOPERATIVE AGRICOLE DE DISTILLATION DES VIGNERONS DE LA REGION D'ORNAISONS
France
EU contribution
€ 112 808,90
Address
Avenue Des Cordieres 76
11200 Ornaisons
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Axel Tapissier (Dr.)
Aguas de Gipuzkoa S.A.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 101 823
Address
Edificio Blanca Vinuesa. Camino Portuetxe 16
20018 Donostia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Oscar Fernandez (Mr.)
ASOCIACION CENTRO TECNOLOGICO CEIT
Spain
EU contribution
€ 19 805
Address
Paseo Manuel De Lardizabal 15
20018 San Sebastian
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Juan Irizar (Dr.)
UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 23 281,20
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ingmar Nopens (Dr.)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 24 000
Address
147 Rue De L'universite
75007 Paris Cedex 07
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jean-Philippe Steyer (Dr.)