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Efficient removal and recycling of nitrogen from organic waste as fertiliser

Objective

The technical objectives of the project are to: develop a new sustainable technology for nutrient recovery and recycling from anaerobic digesters, which concurrently enhance the anaerobic digestion process. It also aims at the maximum valorisation of all residuals and to convert them into a marketable product, with standard quality specifications. It will develop, combine, scale up and test the different components and techniques of the processes to obtain a totally integrated solution. When the solid part of the anaerobic effluent is composted the liquid part is recycled and the valuable compounds are sold, this process targets for a zero emission solution.

The technical program contains 8 Work Packages (WP), each addressing the main technological aspect. It starts with the pre-treatment of the substrate devoted for anaerobic digestion; another major activity is the development of a technical solution allowing stripping the ammonium directly in front or out of the anaerobic digester and it deals with the emerging odour emission from a waste treatment plant. It includes, a legal/economic WP dedicated to strengthen the acceptability of the developed process, and to fortify the potential end-users´ position. The proposed work will be fulfilled in a framework of advanced management. Laboratory work will be carried out to develop new technical solutions.

The results will be used to design a pilot unit integrating all aspects investigated. After construction and start-up, a comprehensive evaluation with the pilot unit will be performed at a SME. The project has an important process dissemination and exploitation component including a strategy for market introduction assured by legal and economic assessment and evaluation of the results. The cooperation between 4 SME and 1 end-user is beneficial for all SME partners involved. Moreover 5 RDT performers contribute, all working on a European level.

Call for proposal

FP6-2004-SME-COOP
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITÄT FÜR BODENKULTUR WIEN
Address
Gregor-mendel-strasse 33
Wien
Austria

Participants (9)

CHRISTIAENS CONTROLS BV
Netherlands
Address
Witveldweg 108
Horst
CLENERGY, A.S.
Slovakia
Address
Lucenecka Cesta 2266/6
Zvolen
FUNDACIO PRIVADA ESTUDIS DEL MEDI AMBIENT DE MOLLET DEL VALLES
Spain
Address
Rambla Pompeu Fabra 1
Mollet Del Valles (Barcelona)
MACHOWETZ UND PARTNER CONSULTING ZT GMBH
Austria
Address
Sophiengutstr. 31
Linz
RUDOLF GROSSFURTHNER GMBH UND CO
Austria
Address
Utzenaich 1
Utzenaich
SCUOLA AGRAIA DEL PARCO DI MONZA
Italy
Address
Viale Cavriga 3
Monza
SOCIETA ESTENSE SERVIZI AMBIENTALE
Italy
Address
Via Principe Amedeo 43/A
Este (Pd)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET HAMBURG-HARBURG
Germany
Address
Schwarzenbergstrasse 95
Hamburg
UNIVERSITA CA FOSCARI VENEZIA
Italy
Address
Dorsoduro 3246
Venezia