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Demonstration of a novel system to breakdown hazardous substances in wastewater streams into harmless bio-friendly compounds using multi-chromatic UV light

Objective

Many industrial processes create a significant volume of polluted waste water streams, which needs to be cleaned prior to return to the environment to ensure the sustainability of the water supplies and the environment. This is reflected in a significant body of legislation, including the European Water Framework Directive and the IPPC directive. Light4CleanWater R4SME project (FP7-SME-2008-01-232073) resulted in a pilot system that was able to safely and cost effectively treat toxic organic waste streams; breaking down hazardous substances into harmless bio-friendly compounds, using an advanced oxidation process based on multi-chromatic UV source (AOP-UV), without generating any secondary toxic by-products. To enable this water treatment technology, the result of EC supported RTD under the R4SME programme to be commercially exploited there is a need to:
1) Industrialise the manufacturing process to enable volume production and economies of scale to be achieved.
2) To validate a commercially viable process that can be marketed with a reasonable return on investment (RoI) by customers; the industrial system has been identified as needing to be able to cost less than €30/m3 of waste water treated. This cost base was identified as being achievable in the R4SME project; it now needs to be validated on an industrial scale and will be an economic target of this project.
3) To demonstrate the technology over extended periods in industrial locations (two different sites for over six months at each site).
4) The demonstrations to be shown to relevant potential customers (over sixty) from across industry and across Europe, in a format that is able to show it to be of potential to benefit to their respective businesses.
5) Feedback from demonstrations to be collated in a format that enables iterative system enhancement to improve the commercial viability of the process.

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2012
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Coordinator

SICO Technology GmbH
Address
Bleiberg-nötsch 176
9531 Bleiberg-kreuth
Austria
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 234 925
Administrative Contact
Walter Nadrag (Mr.)

Participants (5)

Uvasol Limited
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 98 787
Address
The Widon 42
LE11 3PE Loughborough
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Keith Fawdington (Mr.)
E.R.S. - Steuerungstechnik - GmbH & Co. KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 147 688
Address
Industriepark 26
74706 Osterburken
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Uwe Belzner (Mr.)
LFE LABORATORIUM FUR INDUSTRIELLE FORSCHUNG GMBH & CO ENTWICKLUNGS KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 97 120
Address
Henschelstrasse 3
63477 Maintal
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gary Brown (Mr.)
BAMO MESURES SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 75 595
Address
Rue Voie Des Bans 22
95100 Argenteuil
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Yannick Moinet (Mr.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 131 885
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Christoph Schulte (Mr.)