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Two-phase Acid/Gas Anaerobic Reactor for Industrial Wastewater of Food & Drink SME industries

Objective

More than 99% of European Food & Drink companies are small and medium enterprises. Industrial food production generates a lot of polluting wastewater. the Urban Waste Water Directive has set strict regulations to the quality of waste water discharged from these industries to the environment. But treating wastewater is expensive. The smaller the company is, the more expensive it is to treat 1m3 of wastewater. Anaerobic treatment is an eco-efficient solution: biogas can be transformed at the Food & Drink industries in electricity and heat. Current anaerobic reactors available in the market are good but they are extremely expensive for SMEs. PhasepliT is an SME-size anaerobic wastewater reactor achieving a reduction of capital investment costs by 50% and operational costs by 30% to generate enough renewable energy from biogas to cover the reactor’s consumption and generate a surplus for the SME. Phaseplit will separate the anaerobic treatment in two-phases: acidogenic and metanogenic. 100% of current wastewater anaerobic alternatives are single-phase. This is the first time two-phase acid/gas separation will be used for wastewater treatment. We have estimated a 1.5% penetration (4,500 reactors) in the 99% SME-based Food and Drink sector by our decentralised two-phase anaerobic wastewater reactor. The potential economic impact of PhasepliT is estimated to be EUR 823 million in five years post project and after a time to market of 24 months. PhasepliT will also have a potential application in spill-over markets (chemical, pharmaceutical, textile). PhasepliT is expected to have the very significant contribution to European Objectives of EUR 329 million, by reducing organic pollution in fresh waters and contributing to the 20% of renewable energy in 2020 European objective.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/waste management/waste water
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2013
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Funding Scheme

BSG-SME - Research for SMEs

Coordinator

AGUA, ENERGIA Y MEDIOAMBIENTE SERVICIOS INTEGRALES SL
Address
C Fitero 9 Poligono El Pilar
26540 Alfaro
Spain
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 472 808,73
Administrative Contact
Estíbaliz Huete Palos (Dr.)

Participants (7)

INDUSTRIAL MOREYPI SA

Participation ended

Spain
EU contribution
€ 364 904,20
Address
Avenida De La Agricultura 13 Poligono Bankunion
33211 Gijon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Daniel Diego (Mr.)
SOCIETATEA DE INGINERIE SISTEME SA
Romania
EU contribution
€ 212 109
Address
Strada Electronicii 22 Sector 2
023253 Bucharest
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gheorge Florea (Mr.)
PRODEVAL SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 40 012
Address
11 Rue Olivier De Serres Parc Du 45 Emme Parallele Ecoparc Rovaltain
26300 Chateauneuf Sur Isere
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sébastien Paolozzi (Mr.)
SARL Distillerie Bel

Participation ended

France
EU contribution
€ 1 263,07
Address
Le Causse
34630 Saint Thibery
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Julie Bel (Ms)
SUMOL+COMPAL MARCAS SA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 14 353
Address
Estrada Da Portela 9 Carnaxide
2790 124 Lisboa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ana Martinho (Ms.)
TECNOLOGIAS AVANZADAS INSPIRALIA SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 12 678
Address
Calle Miguel Villanueva 2 6 Piso Puerta 3
26001 Logrono
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jesús Campos (Mr.)
INSTITUTO DE BIOLOGIA EXPERIMENTAL E TECNOLOGICA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 5 872
Address
Avenida Da Republica Quinta Do Marques
2781-901 Oeiras
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Elsa Veira (Dr.)